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!
Work isn’t going well, and I’m staring at several more weeks of 12+-hour days. Blrgh. Also welp. So I probably won’t be around the blogosphere much this week. Or next, darn it.
Speaking of the blogosphere, some of you know Greg at the Book Haven blog. He’s recovering from major surgery, and posted today for the first time in several weeks (other than a few scheduled posts.) Stop by and wish him a speedy recovery!
Halloween was fun, though we didn’t get as many trick-or-treaters as we used to. I think they go to a different neighborhood these days, one with sidewalks, streetlamps, and houses closer together. I dressed up as a sort of generic wizarding world witch in all black, complete with hat and wand. (I’m not wearing my glasses in the photo – there was too much glare from the lenses.)
Something on Sunday
Something on Sunday is hosted by Gin Jenny at Reading the End. The idea is to counteract the gloom and anxiety many of us feel by “writ[ing] about something that kept you on your feet that week… something that matters to you.”
Halloween was fun, but one of the best parts of this week was a long conversation with Robin over the phone about books and TV shows and lots of our fandoms and writing and all the stuff we love to talk about… it was great. Another thing that keeps me going is how supportive Mr. Bookwyrm is while I’ve got all this work on my plate. He’s amazing. As hard as he’s working himself, he still brings me tea, goes to the store for me, makes dinner when I don’t have time, cheers me on, and always, always has a big hug or a shoulder when I need one. I am so blessed!
Today’s rehearsals will also lift me up. They always do, and the kids have made so much progress over the last two weeks that I’m sure this is going to be a great rehearsal.
Last Week on the Blog
- Sunday Post – 10/29/2017
- Sign Me Up For The HoHoHo Readathon!
- The Search by Nora Roberts – review
- News & Notes – 11/04/2017
- Sunday Post – 11/05/2017 – this post
Upcoming on the Blog
- Other posts TBD
- News & Notes – 11/11/2017 – tentative
- Sunday Post – 11/12/2017
What I’m Reading/Watching
Reading: I’m still on my Nora Roberts binge, so read the In the Garden trilogy: Blue Dahlia, Black Rose, and Red Lily. I also reread River Road by Jayne Ann Krentz (so maybe it’s more of a romantic suspense binge than a Nora Roberts binge.) And I reread Catwings by Jane Yolen, which took me all of about 15 minutes. I picked up on sale for Kindle, just to see if it is as charming as I remembered from when Robin first discovered the series. (It is.) Now I’m reading Terminal Alliance (Jim C. Hines; ARC) and Someone to Wed (Mary Balogh; ARC.) Oh, and if you’re wondering how I’m getting any reading done when I’m working so many hours, I can tell you in one word: INSOMNIA.
Listening to: I finished up Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban on Halloween, and started HP and the Goblet of Fire, but I haven’t gotten very far yet!
Watching: Not much. On Halloween, we watched Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. It was fun to see it with the book so fresh in my mind, and compare the two. I think, on the whole, Guillermo del Toro and the screenwriter did a terrific job of adapting that one. We also squeezed in another episode of Star Trek: Discovery later in the week. But mostly I’ve been working.
New Additions to the Hoard
Cover links take you to Goodreads.
For Review or Review Consideration
Purchased for Kindle
It seems like so many good books go on sale at the beginning of each month! Some I’ve read before: Tamora Pierce’s Trickster series, Secret Sisters, Orchid, but wanted Kindle copies for portability and/or to replace paperbacks. I picked up The Forgotten Door to see if it has held up since I read it as a child, and Catwings to see if I still like it as much as when Robin and I read it when she was little. Most of the rest were somewhere on my want-to-read lists, except the two Cornish Castle mysteries, which just look like fun. Everything was on sale except Red Lily, and I needed that one because I had finished reading the first two in series, and didn’t have time to get to the library for the third. (Besides, the library isn’t open at 1:30 in the morning…)