Robin and I have been having a good but quiet time here in New Mexico. We’ve spent several afternoons or evenings with my sister’s family, playing cards, laughing, and joking, but haven’t seen as much of them as usual because both my sister and I have had a lot of work (she’s also an indexer), and my niece Maria has been getting ready for her first year of college away from home: running errands, packing, and moving into her college dorm. She’ll only be about two hours away, and I confess I feel a little envious of my sister, who will be able to see Maria on the weekends. When we bid goodbye to Robin next weekend, we won’t see her until mid-December, when her semester ends!
I finally finished the index and sent it off yesterday. Now I can start on the next one, and maybe get around to some of the reviews I need to write. I’m frustrated because the keyboard of my computer is acting up. Thank goodness for Dragon (voice recognition software), which I’m still using while my wrist heals (hopefully.)
Mr. Bookwyrm will meet us in Arizona on Tuesday. I can hardly wait to see him! We’ll spend about 5 days in Robin’s college town, getting the girls’ rented house in order – finding furniture and other necessities like a vacuum cleaner and setting up an in-house wifi network so they have internet access. Then the two of us will head off for a romantic getaway for a few days before returning home.
Last Week on the Blog
- Mon. 8/10/15: Night Moves (Nora Roberts) (review)
- Wed. 8/12/15: Starlight on Willow Lake (Susan Wiggs) (review)
- Thur. 8/13/15: Phantom Evil (Heather Graham) (review)
- Sat. 8/15/15: News & Notes – 8/15/15
- Sun. 8/16/15: Sunday Post – 8/16/15 – this post
Next Week on the Blog
- Mon. 8/17/15: Right Wrong Guy (Lia Riley) (review)
- Wed. 8/19/15: Not Always a Saint (Mary Jo Putner) (early review)
- Thur. 8/20/15: Thoreau in Phantom Bog (B. B. Oak) (early review & giveaway)
- Sat. 8/22/15: News & Notes – 8/22/15 – very tentative
- Sun. 8/23/15: Sunday Post – 8/23/15 – very tentative
What I’m Reading/Watching
I got in a surprising amount of reading this week, mostly squeezed in before I went to sleep each night… but due to my stress levels, a lot of the books were re-reads. I re-read Some Die Eloquent (Catherine Aird), and Exile’s Song, The Shadow Matrix, and Traitor’s Sun by Marion Zimmer Bradley. But I also read and enjoyed When a Scot Ties the Knot (Tessa Dare) and Thoreau in Phantom Bog (B. B. Oak). And I decided to DNF a book that wasn’t grabbing me. I may go back to it at some point, but not right now.
Because I’ve been working so hard, and spending non-work time with my family, I haven’t watched a lot. But we’re a family of nerdy introverts, so we did watch a few things together: a NOVA documentary on the making of a particular type of Viking sword, and another on how the Easter Island statues may have been moved from quarry to their resting sites across the landscape. Both were fascinating, and of potential use to our writer-in-residence, Robin.
New Additions to the Hoard
Cover links take you to Goodreads
Purchased for Kindle
Cover links take you to Goodreads or my review, if I’ve posted one.