Sunday Post – 7/19/15

July 19, 2015 Sunday Post 30

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!

My Week

I’ve been invited to be an Avon Addict! I’m so excited! It’s a cool program – every month for six months, I’ll receive a box full of forthcoming books and goodies from Avon Books, including extra books for me to share with you! (More giveaways!!!)

On the personal front, I’m dealing with a possible pinched nerve in my neck and something-or-other going on in my wrist (possibly a ganglionic cyst.) I’m not really in pain (other than my shoulder muscles!), but a portion of my right thumb and hand feel a bit numb  and my fingers are a bit sore. I’m supposed to do some stretches for my neck, wear a wrist brace and do less computer work, which is going to play havoc with both my freelance work and blogging. Looking on the bright side, I might get more reading done if I’m on the computer less!

Today is the last day to enter the giveaway celebrating my 6-year blogoversary – don’t miss it!


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Last Week on the Blog

Mary Stewart_This Rough Magic


Next Week on the Blog


  • Mon. 7/20/15: TBD
  • Tues. 7/21/15: Ten Books With Diverse Major Characters (Top Ten Tuesday)
  • Wed. 7/22/15: TBD
  • Fri. 7/24/15: TBD
  • Sat. 7/25/15: News & Notes – 7/18/15
  • Sun. 7/26/15: Sunday Post – 7/19/15


What I’m Reading/Watching

This week, I read Purl Up and Die by Maggie Sefton (library), Wildest Dreams (Robyn Carr; ARC), and Heather Graham’s The Hidden (ARC.) I’m still reading Serafina and the Black Cloak (Robert Beatty) and  Silver in the Blood (Jessica Day George – I need to get back to this one.) We went to the theater to see The Avengers: Age of Ultron (good but somewhat bittersweet), watched some of Into the Woods on DVD (Netflix), and I’m still enjoying the first season of Avatar: The Last Airbender (a favorite of Robin’s) and occasional episodes of Doctor Who and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.


New Additions to the Hoard

For Review

Many thanks to Avon Books and Kensington!


Purchased for Kindle
Cover: Heart Change_Robin D. Owen
Cover: Heart Search_Robin D. Owens
Cover: Saint's Gate_Carla Neggers
Cover: Forster_A Room with a View

Saint’s Gate was on sale for 99 cents as of Friday.  A Room With a View was free, but is normally 99 cents.


Have a great week, everybody, and happy reading!


30 Responses to “Sunday Post – 7/19/15”

  1. Michelle @ Because reading

    Ugh! I had one of those on the side of my foot. It wasn’t painful but it was annoying every so often and when it started getting bigger I had it removed…TWICE! That was not a lot of fun and very hard to walk, I would crawl around the house lol thank goodness my house is small. 🙂

    Congrats on being an Avon Addict! That is awesome, I am so jealous of everyones book mail 😉

    I hope you have a fantastic week and your neck feels better! Happy Reading! ox
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    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      On your foot?! Yikes! That sounds horrible. I’ve had them on my other wrist, but they only caused pain, not numbness. That’s what has me so puzzled with this one. I’m working on stretching my neck muscles – hadn’t realized how very tight they and my shoulders had gotten. Thanks for coming by, and have a great week!

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      It’s the first in the Sharpe and Donovan series. I’ve never read her books, but it looked good and I’ve wanted to try her. And for some odd reason, I really like books about art theft, which this one deals with. Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Bea @Bea's Book Nook

    I had a ganglionic cyst on my wrist, hurt like the devil. I ended up getting a cortison shot and haven’t had any more trouble with it. I hope yours, and your pinched nerve, are better soon!

    YAY for becoming an Avon Addict!!! It’s exciting, isn’t it? I was accepted also but figured I’d wait until I got my first package before posting on my blog.

    I also got the Thoreau book, it begged to come home with
    me. 😀 Besides, it’s set locally. How could I resist? I may need to take a trip to Walden Pond thus summer, haven’t been in years.

    Have a good week!
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    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      I wanted to read the Thoreau book but was already pretty booked up (pun intended) for August – but then Kensington sent me an invitation and I figured that was a sign. 😉 I saw on FB that you were accepted to be an Avon Addict, too – congratulations! It is exciting.

      I’ve had ganglionic cysts before, on my other wrist – they hurt like heck, don’t they? But they’ve never caused numbness before. I’m not entirely convinced and may go see a specialist, since it isn’t clearing up – the arm is better, but the thumb isn’t.

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      That’s good to know. I’ve been trying to stretch it out and I think the neck, at least, is starting to improve.

      I love that cover too. Isn’t it gorgeous? It’s the original hardcover dust jacket (American edition; I don’t know about the British edition) so it’s from 1964.

      Thanks for stopping by, and have a good week!

  3. Katherine @ I Wish I Lived in a Library

    I’ll have to go check out Saints Gate. It’s one I’ve been wanting to read. That’s so awesome about Avon Addicts! And so awful about your pinched nerve. Hope that gets to feeling better soon! I do like the idea of being able to get some more reading done. I feel like I need to lock myself in a room somewhere and do nothing but read for at least a month. I wouldn’t be caught up but maybe I wouldn’t be quite so behind! I haven’t read your review of the Mary Stewart yet but I’m looking forward to it. I discovered her in college and loved her books but haven’t read any in a long time. Have a great week!
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    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      I know I read as much now as before I started blogging – certainly, I’m reading more new-to-me books and authors. But I’m also finding out about so many more new books, I will never be able to read them all! Thank you for the good wishes. I’m starting to wonder if I should go to a specialist about my thumb, but I’m afraid they’ll put me in a brace to immobilize it and I won’t be able to type… I’m trying to switch using my left hand for the mouse, to reduce how much I use my right, and it’s really hard!

      Stewart is great, isn’t she? I love her books!

      Have a great week; I’ll be by in a little while!

  4. Lola

    That’s so exciting you got invited to be an Avon Addict! Congrats! That numbness sounds annoying! I hope it goes away soon!
    Have a great week and enjoy your new books!
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    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      Thank you, Lola! I’m really excited about the Avon Addicts – not only will I get to read some good books, but I’ll get to share some of them with you all!

  5. Greg

    I thought the same thing about Avengers Age of Ultron. And nice to see your post on Snowbound books- I have not been there but will keep an eye out for it if I’m ever in Marquette. Have a great week!
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    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      I thought of you when I was at Snowbound Books – you’re the only blogger I know of in Michigan, and I know you like the UP, so I thought you might have visited them before. 🙂 I wish you a great week, too!

  6. Stephanie

    Yay for watching Avatar! I’ve been on a little mini-Doctor Who watching spree as well. I went and read your excellent review for This Rough Magic – I’ve only read Mary Stewart’s Arthurian legend books and I’ve seen you mention several times that her other books are great too. This Rough Magic looks right up my alley – love the Shakespeare tie in – so I’ll see if I can track it down. I really like learning about older books I’ve missed!
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    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      I think you would really like it, Stephanie! I read your review on Longmire, and I’m wondering whether to watch the show… it’s the sort of thing I might like, but I think I’d better stick to getting through Doctor Who and Avatar for now – that will take me quite a while!

  7. Asti

    Oh no, not a pinched nerve. I wish you a quick recovery! I always worry about having issues since I spend so much of my life in front of a computer. >.< But, like you said, at least you get to read more books when you're not on!

    And ooh, how are you liking Into the Woods? I actually didn't like it myself. I mean, it had good moments, but I felt like the whole thing just dragged.
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    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      Actually, I wasn’t that fond of Into the Woods when I saw it on stage (Broadway touring company, decades ago.) The lyrics are very clever and some of the music is lovely, but much of it fails to move me… and I couldn’t really get emotionally involved with any of the characters. I appreciate what the musical tries to do in pointing out the problems of fairy tale tropes, but I just don’t connect with it in the way I expect to connect with a movie. So to be honest, I haven’t finished watching it yet.

  8. Rita @ View From My Home

    I checked out your used bookstore trip, looked like fun. Glad you enjoyed the Michigan trip– and what the heck is in the deal there with that state having so many great indie bookstores!! I see Greg highlight a bunch too once in a while. I wish I had one within any reasonable driving distance here.
    Yay for being an Avon Addict! What fun! I will be interested in what titles they send you.
    Lastly, feel better soon. Oh, I understood nerve pain, sigh.. I live with it everyday throughout my whole body and it’s not fun. Take care!
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    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      I’ve seen Greg’s posts on the indie bookstores he has visited and I agree; Michigan seems to have a lot of them! I’ll be doing another post soon, this one on Island Books on Mackinac Island. Thank you for the good wishes. My neck is doing better, I think, but I’m still concerned about the thumb numbness. Thanks for stopping by!

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      Surprisingly, I’m not in that much pain. A bit of discomfort, and a tight, sore neck and shoulder, but not severe pain. It’s the thumb numbness that’s the most worrisome, TBH. Thank you for the good wishes, and for stopping by!

  9. Tressa @ Wishful Endings

    I love all the Avenger/super hero movies. I liked the first movie better, but it was good as well. I know what you mean about it being a little bittersweet. Into the Woods totally cracked me up, especially when the two guys are singing so dramatically. I’m going to check out a couple of reviews. Hope you’re having a great week!

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      I love them too – well, most of them. But my favorites are the two Captain America movies and the first Avengers movie. Re Into the Woods, I agree – “Agony” is hysterical!