The Sunday Post is hosted by the wonderful Kimba, the Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news, recap the past week, take a look ahead, and showcase our new treasures — I mean books!
Our new mattress and box spring were delivered last weekend, so we spent the holiday weekend spring cleaning our bedroom, shopping for new linens, and redecorating. We now have new curtains and bed linens, including a new coverlet. It’s lovely to have a fresh, new look in our bedroom! I’m still working on the declutting; progress is slow but it’s happening.
I tried out a new meme this week, called Cover Characteristic. I’m not sure if I’ll keep participating, because memes can become a time sink, but I’ll probably join in whenever the theme appeals to me. That’s what I’m doing with Top Ten Tuesdays, as well: only joining in when the topic sounds like fun. I’ve been feeling burnt out on blogging for a while, especially since I got sick, so I’m looking for ways to take the “chore” out of blogging and get back to the “joy.”
Speaking of which, this week I finally got back to reading and answering comments, as well as visiting other blogs. It was great fun seeing all the “anticipated books” for the rest of 2017! And I managed a full week of posts, though most weeks I’ll be happy with three or four.
Last Week on the Blog
- Sunday Post – 5/28/2017
- Cover Characteristic: Wolves
- I Can’t Wait: My Most Anticipated Books For July-December 2017
- The Dragon with a Chocolate Heart (Stephanie Burgis) – review
- May Challenge Update
- The Girl Who Knew Too Much (Amanda Quick) – review
- News & Notes – 6/03/2017
- Sunday Post – 6/04/2017 – this post
Upcoming on the Blog
- Only Skein Deep by Maggie Sefton– review
- Top Ten SF&F Books I’ve Recently Added to My TBR List
- The Library Extension app – review
- Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly – audio review
- News & Notes – 6/10/2017
- Sunday Post – 6/11/2017
What I’m Reading/Watching
Reading: I finished up The Dragon with the Chocolate Heart (Stephanie Burgis; ARC), which is truly delightful. I also enjoyed The Girl Who Knew Too Much (Amanda Quick; ARC)—and managed to write and post reviews of both books. I’ve been on a Jayne Ann Krentz binge recently, so I read an older title that I borrowed from the library, Falling Awake, and also reread When All the Girls Have Gone. Toward the end of the week, I started The Girl With the Make-Believe Husband (Julia Quinn; ARC & preorder) as well as Only Skein Deep (Maggie Sefton; ARC.)
Longer term, I’m slowly making my way through From Holmes to Sherlock (ARC), a long and slightly-too-in-depth history of everything remotely to do with Sherlock Holmes. And eventually I’ll return to The Lost Kingdom of Bamarre (Gail Carson Levine; ARC.)
Listening to: Hidden Figures, by Margo Lee Shetterly. I’m over a third of the way through.
Watching: We’re still watching the Father Brown mysteries, having finished season 1 and started in on season 2. And we watched Moana for the second time (the first was in theaters.) It’s every bit as wonderful as I remembered, and this time, I caught a few of the jokes and moments that went by too quickly the first time I saw it.
New Additions to the Hoard
Cover links take you to Goodreads.
For Review or Review Consideration
Many thanks to Avon!
Purchased for Kindle
The Girl With The Make-Believe Husband was a pre-order, and The Slow Trail Home is by a friend of mine, the long-awaited third book in her series of historical-fantasy-romance novels. Everything else was on sale.