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 Father’s Day!
Happy Father’s Day to all the fathers out there! We are celebrating quietly but happily, because Robin flew in from out West last night. It’s so good to see her! It’s a lucky coincidence that she was able to come home for Father’s Day. The three of us will be getting together with extended family for a vacation reunion later this week, so I will probably not be around on the blog much for about two weeks.
In addition to Father’s Day, our community chorus has its concert tonight. We’re singing the Brahms Requiem, with organ, chamber orchestra, and two outstanding soloists brought in from DC. (This is the adult chorus that I sing with, not the kids I direct.)
On the good news/bad news front: Our vet thinks our Tasha-kitty does not have cancer after all, but an autoimmune disorder that can sometimes look like a certain form of cancer. Her mouth is actually looking better, which is surprising but very welcome news. Unfortunately, now our other cat, Thomas, has a growth in his mouth, and it probably is cancer. On the chance that it might be the same autoimmune disorder, the vet recommended trying the steroid shots that seem to have helped Tasha. If that doesn’t work to shrink it, he will probably biopsy it.
Last Week on the Blog
- Sunday Post – 6/11/2017
- Protected by Love (Montana Heat #0.5) by Jennifer Ryan – review
- Best Fictional Fathers in Children’s & YA Books
- News & Notes – 6/17/2017
- Sunday Post – 6/18/2017 – this post
Upcoming on the Blog
- Other posts TBD
- Sunday Post – 6/25/2017 – tentative
What I’m Reading/Watching
Reading: I finished Dark Rites (Heather Graham; ARC). I also reread Hidden Talents (Jayne Ann Krentz) as well as two of Stephanie Laurens’ Cynster romances.
Longer term, I’m slowly making my way through From Holmes to Sherlock (ARC), a history of everything remotely to do with Sherlock Holmes. And eventually I’ll return to The Lost Kingdom of Bamarre (Gail Carson Levine; ARC.)
Listening to: I started Wildwood Dancing by Juliet Marillier. I’m also listening to podcasts, mainly The Allusionist and Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me, plus an interesting RadioLab piece called “Nukes.” And I’ve listened to a recording of the Brahms Requiem over and over, to help me get it solidly into my head before tonight’s concert. It’s a very challenging piece to sing, with a lot of key changes, accidentals, and unexpected intervals.
Watching: We’re watching the Father Brown mysteries, being more than halfway through season 2 now. And we watched Dr. Strange again; the first time we saw it was in the theater.
New Additions to the Hoard
Cover links take you to Goodreads.
For Review or Review Consideration
Many thanks to Harlequin MIRA!
Purchased for Kindle
I picked up a few favorites and two I’ve wanted to read (Alex and Me and The Prisoner of Zenda.) Oh, and V.V. Wedding’s second novel (I bought the newly-released third a week or two ago) — I have it in paperback but had somehow missed getting the Kindle copy (which is easier to read in bed, since the paperback is pretty hefty.)