Bon Voyage! Sunday Post (12/06/15)

December 6, 2015 Sunday Post 22

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!

My Week


This week was less exciting than last week (thank goodness!) but very busy. I’m packing for a trip to see my dad and stepmother (and hopefully some of my dad’s family), plus trying to get an index done. I leave Tuesday and the index is due Monday, so it’s a bit frantic here this weekend! Hopefully I can catch up on some blogging while I’m away, and build my cushion of posts up a bit more. But time with family and Christmas shopping come first!


Last Week on the Blog



Upcoming on the Blog

  • Mon. 12/07: DIY Bookmarks
  • Tues. 12/08: Top Ten New-To-Me Authors of 2015 – Top Ten Tuesday
  • Wed. 12/09: TBD
  • Thurs. 12/10: TBD
  • Fri. 12/11: The Martian: A book-and-movie review
  • Sat. 12/12: News & Notes – 12/12/15
  • Sun. 12/13: Sunday Post – 12/13/15


What I’m Reading/Watching

I finished reading A Desperate Fortune (Susanna Kearsley), which I really liked. And I finally finished listening to The Night Circuswhich is a beautiful book; I loved it. I also re-read Harm’s Way (Catherine Aird) and Rosamunde Pilcher’s lovely Winter Solstice, one of my favorite books for this time of year.


New Additions to the Hoard

Cover links take you to Goodreads.

For Review
 Many thanks to St. Martins/Minotaur!


Purchased or Free for Kindle

 Since Black Friday, a lot of Catherine Aird’s and Dorothy Sayers’ mysteries and a few of Ellis Peters’ Cadfael mysteries have gone on sale, and I’ve one-clicked most of them – far too many to show you here, and they’re all re-reads for me anyway.  Besides all those, I got these (below). The Tamora Pierce titles are also books I’ve read before, as is Princess of Glass, but Robin and I are both really fond of them. The other two I have not yet read.


I hope you have a terrific week,  and happy reading!

22 Responses to “Bon Voyage! Sunday Post (12/06/15)”

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      Thanks, Anna! I hope you have a great Christmas, too. How’s that kitty cat doing? Ours is holding her own for now, I think. (I hope.)

  1. Katherine @ I Wish I Lived in a Library

    I love Winter’s Solstice but haven’t read it in years. I need to go dig it out. Sounds like things are going to be super busy getting ready to leave but it is good that your index is due Monday. You can run around like crazy and than collapse on Tuesday when you’re on your way out of town. I’ll be curious to see what you think of The Martian. We have a copy and have both wanted to read since I used to work in the space industry and my husband is an aerospace engineer. Have a great week!
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    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      How cool that you have ties to the space industry, Katherine! I’ll look forward to your take on The Martian when you’ve read it or seen the movie. Winter’s Solstice is one of my favorite Pilcher books, and one of my favorite books at Christmas time. I read it a little early because I’m hoping to post a review on the solstice (although the book takes place in the lead-up to Christmas, culminating on Christmas Eve.)

  2. Laurel-Rain Snow

    I have loved several books by Pilcher, including Winter Solstice…I think that one was a movie, too.

    My favorite from her was The Shell Seekers…and I also have the movie.

    After reading my first book by RaeAnne Thayne (Snow Angel Cove), I am eager to read more…and A Cold Creek Christmas Story looks perfect.

    Thanks for sharing…Enjoy your week, and here are MY WEEKLY UPDATES
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    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      I hadn’t realized Winter Solstice had been made into a movie… although looking at a few reviews, it seems they changed things a fair bit.

      I’m glad you enjoyed Snow Angel Cove and I hope you like A Cold Creek Christmas Story. It’s the sequel to The Christmas Ranch, but I think you could read them out of order without a problem.

  3. Lola

    Whew sounds like a busy week and weekend indeed. I hope you have a great trip! That’s nice so many books you wanted were discounted! Have a great week!
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    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      I have some stuff scheduled out (including some Waiting On Wednesday posts as far out as May), but I’d like to have more. And I have a ton of reviews to write up, some from notes or drafts, and some from scratch. So here’s hoping!

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      I did on both counts. The index was turned in on time, and what a terrific movie! I’m hoping Drew gets nominated for best adapted screenplay, too.

  4. Literary Feline

    I hope you have a good visit with your family! I am sure you will be able to get the index done in time. 🙂 I look forward to reading your thoughts on The Martian. Enjoy your week! It’s back to work tomorrow–I’m hoping it will be slow so I can work on my blog–and maybe sneak in some reading when no one’s looking. 😉
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    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      Sorry it’s taken me so long to answer these comments! I am having a wonderful time with my family. We celebrated the January birthdays today; it was great.

  5. Charlie @ Girl of 1000 Wonders

    Good luck getting the index done and everything packed accordingly. I realized on my last trip I was so time crunched I was just throwing items in my suitcase and not checking and thinking out what I was actually bringing…and leaving behind! Happy reading!

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      Same here. I ended up waaaaay over-packing because I didn’t have time to plan better. Of course, when you’re going to be gone for five weeks, you need more clothes, but I really overdid it.

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      Well, I got it all more or less done! I still had a little work to do on the index once I reached Salt Lake City, but I got it done and turned in and the author was happy with it, so all is well.