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 left New Mexico last Saturday for Salt Lake City, Utah, to spend this week with my dad and stepmom. It was a quiet week for the most part. I had a wonderful lunch with my aunt and one of my cousins, and made dinner (quiche!) for my stepmother’s son, his wife, and their adult son on another night. It was good to see them; our schedules don’t always work out when I come to visit, but I always enjoy getting together when we can.
Of course, the whole week was overshadowed by the news about Hurricane Harvey. My heart goes out to all the people in Texas and Louisiana whose lives and/or homes were affected by the storm and the floods it caused. My sister- and brother-in-law (Mr. Bookwyrm’s sister) live quite close to one of the Houston reservoirs that filled up and started releasing water. They did not evacuate, so you can imagine how concerned we were about them! Fortunately their house is upstream from the reservoir and has stayed dry. And we had daily texts or Facebook messages from them during the storm, which kept us from worrying too much.
I got home last night, and will spend this week getting caught up around the house (well, hopefully!) and on the blog (also hopefully.)
Last Week on the Blog
- Sunday Post – 8/27/2017
- News & Notes – 8/28/2017 (I was late posting this)
- The Day of the Duchess by Sarah MacLean – review
- News & Notes – 9/02/2017
- Sunday Post – 9/03/2017 – this post
Upcoming on the Blog
- rest of the week TBD
- News & Notes – 9/09/2017 – tentative
- Sunday Post – 9/10/2017 – tentative
What I’m Reading/Watching
Reading: I finished Golden Age and Other Stories by Naomi Novik (ARC), and started Death Distilled by Melissa Mullett (ARC.) I’m still reading The Waking Land by Callie Bates (ARC), and I’ve put East by Edith Pattou on standby until I finish it. And because I’m fickle, I also read Silent in the Grave by Deanna Raybourn. I could swear I had read it years ago, but I think I must have started it and not finished it, because by a third of the way in, I was in completely new territory. So I’ll be able to count it toward The Backlist Reader Challenge.
Listening to: nothing this week, because I was visiting family.
Watching: I’ve been watching Avatar: The Last Airbender, but didn’t get a chance to see any episodes this week. Same thing with the Father Brown mysteries. I’m sure I’ll get back to both in the coming week.
New Additions to the Hoard
Cover links take you to Goodreads.
For Review or Review Consideration
Purchased for Kindle
I’ve already read Dirty Dancing at Devil’s Leap and Once a Rebel, thanks to ARCs from the publisher, but I had preordered them for my Kindle since I’m following both series and want to support the authors. I also read and reviewed Death Mask as an ARC back in 2016 (though in fact I had read it years ago as a paperback), but I wanted my own copy for rereading.The rest are mostly books I haven’t read, which were on sale.