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!
Happy Easter to those who are celebrating it, and to those who celebrated Passover, Pesach sameach!
I am exhausted from all the singing this week: a long rehearsal Wednesday night, services on Holy Thursday and Good Friday, and the two-and-a-half-hour-long Easter Vigil on Saturday. (Actually, I’m exhausted anyway, as you’ll see from the third paragraph.) I ended up skipping this morning’s Easter service; I was just too wiped out.
This afternoon, assuming I’m up for it, we are going out for Easter dinner with two other couples from church and a few of their teen and young adult children. I’m looking forward to a nice afternoon. And it’s just as well that I didn’t have to cook and clean this week, as I’m still behind on indexing due to. . .
You may remember that I had something like the flu a couple of weeks ago? Well, my energy hasn’t bounced back. Turns out I have [drum roll, please] mono. Yes, really. At my age. It would almost be funny, if I weren’t so tired most of the time. I’m told it may take up to a couple of months to get back to normal energy levels. So if I’m not around quite as much as usual, that’s why. I’m probably off taking a nap.
Last Week on the Blog – National Library Week
- Sunday Post – 4/09/2017
- MINI-REVIEW: Smoke in Mirrors (Jayne Anne Krentz) – review
- Ten Reasons I Love My Library – Top Ten Tuesday
- Support Your Local Library (reprise)
- News & Notes – 4/15/2017
- Easter Sunday – 4/16/2017 – this post
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- Ten Things That Instatnly Make Me Want To Read a Book
- American English (and a whole lot else): Bill Bryson’s Made in America – review
- Any Day Now (Robyn Carr) – review
- News & Notes – 4/22/2017 (tentative)
- Sunday Post – 4/23/2017
What I’m Reading/Watching
Reading: I’m still working on The Lost Kingdom of Bamarre (Gail Carson Levine; ARC), and I finished reading Serenity Harbor (RaeAnne Thayne; ARC.) I also reread Driving Force, The Danger, and Dead Heat by Dick Francis (Kindle; all three purchased recently.)
Listening to: Hidden Figures, by Margo Lee Shetterly.
Watching: We watched Interstellar, which I had not seen before but Mr. Bookwyrm had, and followed it the next night with a rewatch of Apollo 13. After that, we rewatched The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe and started Prince Caspian (which we’ll probably finish tonight.)
New Additions to the Hoard
Cover links take you to Goodreads.
For Review or Review Consideration
Many thanks to St. Martin’s Press/Minotaur Books and Avon!
Purchased for Kindle
Dick Francis books rarely go on sale, and when they do, it’s not by much… but I’ll grab them anyway.
It sounds like you’ve had a lovely Easter week. Sorry to hear about the mono. I had that as a teen and lost the whole summer. Couldn’t get off the couch. Have a lovely day!
Laura Thomas recently posted…What’s New On My Bookshelf #203 and The Sunday Post
Thank you, Laura. I can get out and about for short periods, but I tire out very quickly. And my mental focus is shot, which is really frustrating.
Happy Easter to you too! Hidden figures sounds very interesting, I’ll have to check it out 🙂
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Hidden Figures is wonderful—the movie was, and so far the book is as well.
The Daughter of Sherlock Holmes looks great. I hope you love all of your new books.
Grace @ Books of Love
I know; I couldn’t resist it, even though I already had plenty of review copies for that month.
Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews
So sorry you got mono, Lark! I hope you’ll be able to kick it and get back to normal way faster than the doctors told you.
Your new books look fantastic, I’m a bit jealous of the Shalvis novel… I want that one so badly!
Have a wonderful week ahead and happy reading.
Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews recently posted…Weekend Wrap-up #183 – Time Off in Spain
Thanks, Lexxie! I hope I can kick it soon, too. I’ve got my daughter’s graduation coming up, after all!
Avon is pretty good about pre-approving Avon Addicts from previous groups for some of their digital arcs, even after our official group is over. I really appreciate it, because they have some of the romance authors I love, like Julia Quinn, Sarah MacLean, Julie Anne Long, and Jill Shalvis.
Wow you were busy. That stinks about having mono, hope your energy gets back up soon. Enjoy your books & Happy Easter!
Me, too. Being tired all the time is frustrating. But I’m getting some good reading in!
Kristen @ Metaphors and Moonlight
Happy Easter! Wow, it does sound like you’ve been busy—no wonder you’re tired! Sorry about the mono though :-/
Enjoy your Easter dinner and have a good week (maybe with a bit more energy!) 🙂
Kristen @ Metaphors and Moonlight recently posted…The Weekly Update: 4/16/17
Thank you, Kristen! I’m working on it. Lots of rest needed. Hopefully this stage won’t last too long!
Happy Easter! Love your Easter dragon. 🙂
Sorry to hear about the mono! You should be proud of yourself for getting through Holy Week with that! Hope you feel better soon. The Narnia movies are kinda fun- hope you enjoy Caspian.
The Daughter of sherlock Holmes- love that cover!
Greg recently posted…Sunday Post #190
The Narnia movies are repeats for us—the movie equivalent of comfort food, I guess! And yeah; I couldn’t resist the cover or description of The Daughter of Sherlock Holmes.
Samantha, The Book Disciple
Mono sucks!! I hope you bounce back quick! I had it as a teen and it was awful then! Enjoy your books! Hopefully you aren’t too wiped out to read!
Samantha, The Book Disciple recently posted…Sunday Post: Happy Easter
Thank you, Samantha! The frustrating thing is trying not to feel guilty or lazy for needing to rest and getting so little done. Reading, though—I’m getting plenty of that done! But not much review-writing, darn it.
Nice book list. I always enjoy RaeAnne Thayne and Jill Shalvis’ books. Feel better and have a great week!
Thank you, Yvonne! You too!
Geybie's Book Blog
Happy Easter!! Oh same here… I’m also exhausted with all the singing. I’ve been singing since Friday. Three days in a row. But I’ve been super excited. Easter is the happiest moment in my life.
I hope you’re having a wonderful time celebrating and enjoying the break. ?
Happy reading. Enjoy your books.
Geybie’s Book Blog recently posted…Weekly Recap – Easter and Giveaway (April 16, 2017)
Holy Week and Easter are among my favorite holy days as a singer. There’s so much wonderful music!
What a busy week and weekend! I hope you are being treated for the mono – it can be horrible as an adult, I’ve heard. I hope you start feeling better!
Sadly, there’s apparently no real treatment for mono other than rest. So I’m resting as needed!
My goodness, you got a lot done despite being sick, and hope you can rest in bed some this week. Yay to Jill Shalvis releasing a new book. Really love her writing. Feel better soon! Hugs…
That Easter dragon picture looks great! Sounds like you had a busy week. I hope you had a nice dinner out. Sorry to hear you have mono and your energy has been down due to that. I hope you recover soon. I also got Chasing Christmas Eve for review! I enjoyed that series so far, so I am looking forward to that one. I hope this week was a good one!
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Di @ Book Reviews by Di
I hope you had a great Easter! It sounds good! I’m really sorry to hear about the mono though! That’s terrible! I hope you feel 100% soon.
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