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!
I worked like a fiend all week, turned one project in, dealt with changes in another (the publisher made changes to the book, which necessitated adjusting the index), and continued with the one due sometime this week. I was right to take last week off; there’s no way I could’ve gotten any posts done. But at least I hope to be able to get a couple of posts written this week, assuming the current project cooperates!
The leaves are just starting to turn here in Virginia’s coastal plain, though I guess they’re further along in the mountains. And the weather has been gorgeous, with several days of bright blue skies. Temperatures are cooler, too, especially at night; the days are in the 60s to low 70s, but the nights have dropped into the 40s. I’m not quite ready to turn on the heat — the house hasn’t dropped below 65 at night, and this week it’s supposed to get back up into the 80s for a few days. (Ugh.) But fall is definitely in the air!
Last Week on the Blog
As I mentioned, I took last week off due to an overwhelming amount of indexing (plus I’d run out of the posts I save for times like this.)
- Sun. 10/09/16: Sunday Post
Upcoming on the Blog
- Sun. 10/16/16: I’m Back! (Sunday Post – 10/16/16)
- Mon. 10/17/16: HoHoHo Read-A-Thon 2016 – goals
- Tues. 10/18/16: Ten Characters I’d Name a Child/Pet/Car After – Top Ten Tuesday
- Wed. 10/19/16: In the Dragon’s Eye: Congress of Secrets
- Fri. 10/21/16: TBD
- Sat. 10/22/16: News & Notes – 10/22/16
- Sun. 10/23/16: Sunday Post
The Blog Ahead Challenge runs through the end of October. My goal is to get 15 posts “ahead” by then. So far, I’ve done 2 posts “ahead” since the challenge started. Obviously, I didn’t get any done this week because of work, but now that the pressure is a little off, I hope to be able to tackle this challenge.
What I’m Reading/Watching
It’s been a bad week for reading anything for fun. I finished re-reading Take a Thief, a Valdemar novel by Mercedes Lackey (in my collection.) I’m still reading A Terrible Beauty by Tasha Alexander (ARC), a couple of chapters a day; same thing with The Hammer of Thor (Rick Riordan; purchased.) I’m been rereading A Discovery of Witches for the Real-Time Read-Along, so that won’t be finished until November 1st. And I really need to get back to Shades of Milk and Honey, the first in the Glamourist Histories by Mary Robinette Kowal (purchased.) You know how sometimes, when you have to set aside a book you’re really enjoying, after a while it’s hard to pick it up again? I have no idea why that happens, but it’s been a problem for me with this book.
I’m still listening to Made in America by Bill Bryson in the rare moments when I’m not indexing, reading, sleeping, or snatching half an hour to watch something with my husband. We watched Dead Man’s Folly, continuing our foray through the Poirot mysteries starring David Suchet. Next, we’ll probably try to get back to The Shannara Chronicles and Doctor Who, and maybe tackle another mystery series. Avatar: The Last Airbender is currently on hold, too, but maybe I can get back to it this week, if I don’t have to spend lunchtime working.
New Additions to the Hoard
Cover links take you to Goodreads.
For Review or Review Consideration
Many thanks to DAW!
Purchased for Kindle
As usual, all of these were on sale, and Walden was free.
Have a great week, and happy reading!