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 flew out Wednesday to Salt Lake City to spend almost a week with my dad, stepmother, and extended family. The memorial service for my uncle was yesterday. There were so many family members there (family alone must total close to 75 people) and friends of my uncle or of the wider “clan,” as we sometimes refer to ourselves. It was a very moving and joyful celebration of my uncle’s life — despite the tears. Today we’ll attend church at the same church my uncle went to for almost all of his 87 years, then go over to my cousin’s house for a family open house: a chance to spend more time with cousins I rarely see these days, except at funerals. We’ve been doing so much reminiscing and catching up together; it’s heartwarming and comforting, especially since we’re a “huggy” family.
Not so comforting is the news that my aunt — the wife of one of my dad’s other brothers (who died several years ago) is very ill. She’s been fading for some years, but now she has pneumonia and heart failure, and hospice has been called in. We’re praying for her recovery, but all of us realize there may be another funeral in the same extended family sooner than any of us would like.
Meanwhile, my husband is snowed in at home, with at least 18 inches of snow from the blizzard that hit the Mid-Atlantic states this weekend. We’re hoping that he can dig out and the roads and airports are cleared by Tuesday, when I fly home!
I’m going to have a heck of a week coming up, because it’s been almost impossible to get any work done this week, and I have a project coming due soon. So I probably won’t be great about answering comments this week, but I’ll do my best to catch up with you all once I’ve caught up on my day job.
Last Week on the Blog
- Mon. 1/18: TOUR: Thread and Gone (Lea Wait) – review
- Tues. 1/19: Top Ten Books I’ve Recently Added To My TBR – Top Ten Tuesday
- Wed. 1/20: Take Control of Your TBR Pile – sign-up
- Thur. 1/21: Forbidden (Beverly Jenkins) – review
- Sun. 1/24: Sunday Post 1/24/16
Upcoming on the Blog
- Mon. 1/25: Secret Sisters (Jayne Ann Krentz) – review
- Tues. 1/26: TBD
- Wed. 1/27: In the Dragon’s Eye: Revisionary
- Thur. 1/28: TBD
- Fri. 1/29: Down the Rabbit Hole – discussion
- Sat. 1/30: News & Notes 1/30/16 – tentative
- Sun. 1/31: Sunday Post 1/31/16 – tentative
What I’m Reading/Watching
I finished re-reading Tamora Pierce’s Circle of Magic series, devouring the entire set in under a day and a half. I’m having a really tough time settling into any of my review books, more because of my emotional state than any problem with the books themselves. So I gave myself the week off and read Nora Roberts’s Circle Trilogy, then started re-reading the Cousins O’Dwyer trilogy (Dark Witch, Shadow Spell, Blood Magick) because they have some similarities (and because I love the O’Dwyer books.) I’ll probably finish the third book tonight.
New Additions to the Hoard
Cover links take you to Goodreads.
Purchased for Kindle
I don’t know when I’ll get around to the Patricia Briggs book, but it’s a series I’ve been wanting to try, and it was on sale. I started reading the Circle trilogy books from the library, but didn’t want to take them on my trip, so I bought the Kindle set. And the other is a self-pubbed historical with a hint of psychic stuff, by Maggie Sefton (who writes the Knitting Mysteries series that I like.)