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!
I spent half the week preparing for my usual end-of-summer trip to see both sets of my parents, which we often combine with celebrating Robin’s birthday. I left Thursday for New Mexico, where I’ll be for the next week or so. Mr. Bookwyrm couldn’t come with me because he has to work. I really miss him, and I know Robin does, too.
Robin and I had a lovely time Friday morning wandering around Santa Fe a little, before and after picking up Robin’s good friend and college roommate Owl from the train station. Robin, Owl, and I are all knitters and spinners as well as fantasy geeks (and Pokemon Go players), and both of them are accomplished writers and I’m an aspiring writer (sort of), so we’ve had lots of fun just hanging out and talking about all those things. Saturday we celebrated Robin’s birthday after the fact with my sister’s family, my parents, and Owl.
I’ll be here in northern New Mexico for the eclipse on Monday, and yes, I’ve bought eclipse glasses. We’ll only see about 75-85% of the sun eclipsed, depending on which charts you look at, but back at home, Mr. Bookwyrm should get a slightly better look at around 85-90%. In a way, I wish we had made plans to travel into the path of totality, but it just didn’t work out.
COYER: I’ve missed some of the daily COYER Photo Challenge this week, but I’ve been trying to post them even if I’m late. You can see my photos over on Instagram (I’ve also reblogged some on Tumblr.) It’s going to be more challenging from here on in, because I don’t have my physical books with me.
Last Week on the Blog
- Sunday Post – 8/13/2017
- Dying Breath by Heather Graham – review
- Women dominate this year’s Hugo Awards
- News & Notes – 8/19/2017
- Sunday Post – 8/20/2017 – this post
Upcoming on the Blog
- rest of the week TBD
- News & Notes – 8/26/2017 – tentative
- Sunday Post – 8/27/2017
What I’m Reading/Watching
Reading: It’s really appalling how little reading I’ve gotten done this week. I finished The Day of the Duchess (Sarah MacLean; ARC) and Susan Mallery’s Finding Perfect (bought for Kindle.) I started East by Edith Pattou, but I haven’t gotten very far yet.
Listening to: Imaginary Worlds podcasts from back in 2015. I also listened to a few episodes of The Allusionist, a podcast about words.
Watching: We watched a few more Father Brown episodes before I left; we’re halfway through season 3. And I’m finishing up Season 2 of Avatar: The Last Airbender.
New Additions to the Hoard
Cover links take you to Goodreads.
For Review or Review Consideration
Purchased for Kindle
I managed to keep from buying too many new books this week!