We got Robin moved into the house she is sharing with three other girls. There were a few complications, including a blocked sewer pipe that had to be bored out (tree roots are a problem with old sewer and water pipes.) But when we left, they were happily settled in and had even decorated the walls with posters and fabric hangings. Robin has just finished her first week of this semester’s block class (4 credits in 4 weeks!) and seems to be doing well… but she misses our cats.
Mr. Bookwyrm and I had a really fabulous four days in Sedona after we left Robin – a romantic getaway to celebrate our 25th anniversary. (A few weeks late, but that’s how the schedules worked out this year.) We stayed in a beautiful B&B inn with a gorgeous view out our balcony (see below), and we unplugged from the world – turned off the computers and just spent time together. We did a little walking and a lot of sightseeing: Sedona’s famous red rock formations and cliffs, some amazing Native American ruins, and sunsets from the airport mesa-top. We even took a 40-minute helicopter ride – just the two of us and the pilot, with the doors off so we could really see everything. It was amazing! I was worried about going because I’m usually scared of heights, but I wasn’t afraid at all, only a little nervous once or twice. If you’re ever in Sedona, I highly recommend doing a helicopter ride.
We arrived home on Thursday and as you can imagine, we’ve been playing catch-up ever since: unpacking, doing laundry, and trying to get through all the email, blog comments, and other stuff I missed while we were in Arizona. My apologies to everyone who left a comment in the last few weeks – I will get them answered and return visits as I fast as I can! But it will take me weeks to get completely caught up with reviews and such…
Last Two Weeks on the Blog
- Mon. 8/17/15: Right Wrong Guy (Lia Riley) (review)
- Wed. 8/19/15: Not Always a Saint (Mary Jo Putney) (early review)
- Thur. 8/20/15: Thoreau in Phantom Bog (B. B. Oak) (early review & giveaway)
- Mon. 8/24/15: TOUR: Killer Run (Lynn Cahoon) (guest post and review)
- Wed. 8/26/15: Owlknight (Mercedes Lackey) (review)
Next Week on the Blog
- Mon. 8/31/15: The Hidden (Heather Graham) (review)
- Other posts TBD
- Sat. 9/05/15: News & Notes – 8/22/15
- Sun. 9/06/15: Sunday Post – 9/06/15
What I’m Reading/Watching
As busy as I’ve been, I did manage to read Killer Run (Lynn Cahoon), The Fleet Street Murders (Charles Finch), Even Vampires Get the Blues (Sandra Hill – an Avon Addicts title), Rescued by the Ranger (Dixie Lee Brown – another Avon Addicts find), and Threads of Evidence (Lea Wait.) I’ll be reviewing most of them, and touring Threads of Evidence on Sept. 10.
Mr. Bookwyrm and I watched Kingsman on Friday night, which was violent and full of profanity but also a lot of fun. It’s sort of a tribute to the whole James Bond/Jason Bourne subgenre of spy films. Now that we’re home, we’ll probably get back to watching the occasional ST:DS9, Doctor Who, and Avatar: The Last Airbender episode.
New Additions to the Hoard
Cover links take you to Goodreads.
Many thanks to Minotaur for The Adventuress and to author Emily March for Heartsong Cottage!
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