Sunday Post – 9/28/14

September 28, 2014 Sunday Post, week in review 24

The Sunday Post is a meme hosted by the wonderful Kimba, the Caffeinated Book Reviewer.  It’s a chance to share news, a post to recap the past week, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up for the week on our blog.

I don’t know why, but I’ve been in a bit of a blogging and reading slump this past week. Partly it was exhaustion from a week of 12-hour work days the previous week. Partly it was that my husband and I have been watching the Ken Burns documentary, The Roosevelts: An Intimate Portrait on PBS streaming, and while it’s been fascinating, it has eaten into my reading time. And partly, I think it’s just been one of those weeks that occasionally come along, when I can’t quite settle into anything.

Meanwhile, I’m also waaaay behind on answering comments. I promise, I’ll work on it this week!

Last week on the blog: 

The coming week:

  • Mon. 9/29/14: TBD
  • Tues. 9/30/14: Top Ten Books That Were Hard for Me To Read  (Top Ten Tuesday)(tentative)
  • Wed. 10/01/14: TOUR: Lost Under a Ladder, by Lynda O. Johnston
  • Thur. 10/02/14: TBD
  • Fri. 10/03/14: TBD
  • Sat. 10/0414:  News & Notes – 10/04/14

New additions to the hoard: 

(Cover links go to Goodreads)

For review:

Many thanks to Bantam, Ballantine, Kensington, and Little Brown!
Thank you to Collins & Brown!

Gifted or won:

 Many thanks to the wonderful Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer!

Bought or free for my Kindle:

I read The King Must Die at least twice in high school and college, but haven’t read it since. It was my first introduction to adult historical fiction, and it blew me away. So when it went on sale for Kindle, I grabbed it, hoping to re-read it someday.  The other two were free.

Have a wonderful week and happy reading!

24 Responses to “Sunday Post – 9/28/14”

  1. Becki @ The Flutterby Room

    Sorry to hear that you’ve had a bit of a reading slump, but I hope you enjoyed watching The Roosevelts.
    You look like you have some great books this week, so I hope you enjoy them. I’ve heard good things about Storm. I hope you have a good week.

  2. Rita_h

    Great titles here, most new to me. Under a Ladder looks cute and easy to read, but fun. Rather than listing all your titles that appeal to me, I will just say thanks for sharing these so folks like us can add *even more* books to my toppling TBR 🙂 Have a good day!

  3. Bea

    You got Waistcoat and Weaponry! *beats back the jealousy* You have several good books; some day I’m coming over and raiding your shelves and your kindle. 😀

    Exhaustion will certainly affect your reading; it’s good to take a break now and then.

    • Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard

      If it’s any consolation, Bea, it’s the first time I got one of that series, and I’ve tried for all three. I think it’s just the luck of the draw. And you’re welcome to come raid my shelves or Kindle anytime! (I might raid yours, too!)

  4. Greg

    Nice review of Wednesdays in the Tower, that series is popular in our house and my daughter will be happy to hear that the new one is coming out in a week or so. We watched some of the Roosevelts too and enjoyed it…

    • Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard

      Thanks, Greg! Glad you enjoyed The Roosevelts too. But I’m looking forward to getting my evenings back, or at least some of them. 🙂 My husband and I do enjoy watching movies or TV shows together sometimes.

  5. Jan @ Notes from a Readerholic

    I’ve been going through the same thing reading-wise, Lark. I’ve had a hard time concentrating on reading and hard time deciding what to read. I think watching too many new TV shows may be my problem. We’ve watched some of the Roosevelt series and have watched Miss Marple and Peroit and Dr. Who.

    I hope you have a great week and don’t worry about comments. It all works out in the end.

    • Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard

      I love the old Miss Marples with Joan Hickson, and the Poirots with David Suchet. (I honestly don’t think anyone will ever top his performance.) And Robin would really like it if I were watching more Doctor Who!

      Thanks for the reassurance. I will try to catch up on comments, as well as get some reviews done for this week and next!

  6. Michelle P

    Reading slumps are tough, I am so behind on my reading because of me being sick two weeks ago and I just can’t seem to catch up. still reading the book for a review on monday.

    Hope you have a great week! Happy Reading 🙂

    • Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard

      I’m sorry you were sick – I remember you mentioning it at the time. Yes, that can play havoc with your reading, especially if you’ve got a fever or headache. My old eye doctor used to tell me not to read at all when I was sick, and I try to follow that if I’m running a fever, but for a bad cold, I just ignore him!

      I’ve got to finish a book for a tour on Wednesday, so I sympathize with your current situation. And I’m also finishing an ARC for a book that came out last week. Oh, well. We’ll catch up!

    • Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard

      I’m so excited about Dreaming Spies, I wish I could read it out of order just to jumpstart my reading mojo again. But I have a couple of other interesting mysteries coming up for tours, and one of them will probably do the trick.

  7. Katherine P

    What is that Laurie R. King that I haven’t seen before??? Must find out more! Yay for Teardrop Lane and If the Shoe Kills. I’m really looking forward to reading them.

    I know when I have a busy few weeks like you’ve had I need a mental break for a bit. hopefully you’ll be able to relax and get back with your reading soon. Have a great week!

  8. Leeanna

    I’ve been in a reading slump for a while, so I can empathize. I didn’t know the Roosevelt documentary was on streaming – I need to check that out!

    Hopefully next week is better for you reading wise, looks like you have some great books to check out. The knitting one looks cute (I live on a farm, so I had to LOL at the knitted cows).

  9. Elisa Bergslien

    Ahhh! I too am jealous that you have Waistcoat and Weaponry! I can’t decide if I am going to see what you have to see what you have to say about it or if I am going to firmly put my hands over my eyes and go “la la la” loudly until I can get my hands on my own copy.