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!
The dog days of summer are here with a vengeance. It was beastly hot and humid all week; the air is so thick you can practically chew it. Thursday and Friday it got up to 97 F, with heat indexes above 100. Ugh! Thank goodness for air conditioning.
Mr. Bookwyrm and I were supposed to go to his high-school reunion this weekend. Unfortunately, a looming project deadline and a mini-crisis with my eyes collided, and I ended up staying home. Don’t worry, I’m OK! But I’ve been having difficulty with reading and focusing my eyes at near distances, especially with small fonts. I could hardly get any work done (or any blogging, for that matter. And thank goodness for my Kindle with its adjustable fonts, or I wouldn’t have been able to read, either… though it’s been a struggle.) For a while now, I had thought it was just that my eyes were tired and I was spending too much time on the computer, but there’s been an actual change in my prescription—enough that trying to use my existing glasses was causing the eye strain, especially at the computer. I will be getting new bifocals in a week or two, when the frames come in. But in desperation, I ended up having an emergency pair of computer glasses made up on Thursday, just so I could work. The index is still going slowly because it’s a challenging book, but at least now I can see what I’m working on, without it being blurry or having double images! I’m sad to miss the reunion and the time with Mr. Bookwyrm, but we decided together that it made more sense for me to stay home and work.
Last Week on the Blog
- R.I.P. Thomas-Cat (Sunday Post – 7/09/2017)
- The Greatest Challenge of Them All (Devil’s Brood #3) by Stephanie Laurens
- Sunday Post – 7/16/2017 – this post
Upcoming on the Blog
- A Summer Stardance by Emily March – review, tentative
- TOUR: Killer Party by Lynn Cahoon
- News & Notes – 7/22/2017
- Sunday Post – 7/23/2017 – tentative
What I’m Reading/Watching
Watching: Early in the week, we watched another episode of the 1980s Agatha Christie series, Partners in Crime; we also finished the second season of Father Brown and started on season 3.
New Additions to the Hoard
Cover links take you to Goodreads.
For Review or Review Consideration
Many thanks to Crown Publishing for Artemis! I’m really excited to read it—The Martian was a page-turner, and I have high hopes for Weir’s SF take on a heist novel. . . though from the description, I suspect it will turn out to be more than that.
Purchased for Kindle
All were on sale except Locked Rooms, which I bought with an Amazon Prime Day deal, and The Greatest Challenge of Them All, which was a preorder. I have read Shadows, Locked Rooms, Dream Eyes, and Rainbow’s End before but will doubtless read them again at some point.