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 split my week between working on the blog, prepping for my choruses, and the house. I can’t say I’m where I’d like to be on any of them, but I made at least a little progress on all three fronts. I’m also trying to get back to walking, and made it out for two walks this week. Three, if you count all the walking I did yesterday…
Yesterday we drove two and a half hours to Staunton, Virginia, to attend a Harry Potter festival. It was so much fun—crowded, but fun! I enjoyed seeing all the people in costume or simply sporting Harry Potter or Hogwarts t-shirts, ties, or socks. I’m planning a whole post about it, but here’s a little taste:
My thoughts and prayers are still with those affected by the hurricanes, the earthquake in Mexico, and the fires out West. So much devastation, and there’s so little I can do to help from here, except donate what I can.
ETA: I almost forgot! Star Trek: Discovery debuts tonight. We’ve signed up for CBS All Access so we can watch it. Star Trek: Next Generation was an important part of our courtship and first years of marriage. Our first plunge into long-term commitment was buying a VCR together so we wouldn’t miss an episode. (We were both working retail at the time, so there was never a guarantee that we would both be off work on the nights it aired.) Here it is, more than 25 years later, and we still share that love of Star Trek. I hope the new series lives up to the legacy!
ETA: It’s Banned Books Week. I’m celebrating by listening to Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone—again!
Last Week on the Blog
- Music and books and bears, oh my! (Sunday Post – 9/17/2017)
- Top Ten Books on My Fall TBR List
- Sugar Pine Trail by RaeAnne Thayne – tour review
- News & Notes – 9/23/2017
- Sunday Post – 9/24/2017– this post
Upcoming on the Blog
- Chasing Christmas Eve by Jill Shalvis – review
- Star Trek Discovery—Episodes 1 and 2 – review
- News & Notes – 9/30/2017
- Sunday Post – 10/01/2017
The Tackle Your TBR Readathon ends today. Over the two weeks of the readathon, I’ve finished 6 books and written reviews for 3, with notes on two of the others. And I’m 32 books ahead of schedule on my Goodreads goal.
What I’m Reading/Watching
Reading: I read Sugar Pine Trail (RaeAnne Thayne; ARC; review), Second Chance Girl (Susan Mallery; ARC), and Chasing Christmas Eve (Jill Shalvis; ARC.) I finished rereading Face the Fire (Nora Roberts), so hopefully I can get that trilogy reviewed this week, now that it’s fresher in my mind. I’m still reading Murder, Magic, and What We Wore and The Waking Land. Or, to be more precise, hoping to get back to them. I seem to have the attention span of a gnat these days. Whatever happened to sitting down and reading a book for four hours straight? About the only time I do that anymore is when I can’t sleep. Too much social media, not enough reading.
Listening to: The Imaginary Worlds podcast, film scores, and the pieces my choruses will be singing. I don’t currently have an audiobook going.
Watching: We are rewatching Sherlock seasons 1–3 so we can remind ourselves of all the clues before we watch Season 4; this week we made it through Season 3, Episode 1 (“The Empty Hearse.”) And we’ve also seen one or two episodes of Father Brown.
New Additions to the Hoard
Cover links take you to Goodreads.
For Review or Review Consideration
Purchased for Kindle
I kept the purchases down yet again this week. Yay!