Mischief Managed! (Sunday Post – 9/24/2017)

September 24, 2017 Sunday Post 16

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:

The Hogwarts Founders, Dumbledore, and Professor McGonagall. Queen City Mischief & Magic festival, Staunton, VA. 9/23/17. (copyright K. Pekar and The Bookwyrm’s Hoard)


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


Upcoming on the Blog


Challenge Update

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

Many thanks to Avon!

Purchased for Kindle

I kept the purchases down yet again this week. Yay!


Have a wonderful week, stay cool, and happy reading!

16 Responses to “Mischief Managed! (Sunday Post – 9/24/2017)”

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      She was great, wasn’t she? And there was another woman whose McGonagall costume was equally good. I’m giving serious thought to cosplaying McGonagall myself…

  1. Greg

    What a cool pic! Looks like fun. And yay for Discovery- I hope it’s an awesome show. I’ve always liked Star Trek but fallen away in recent years- I am curious about it though.

    I have a list of podcasts I want to try, but Imaginary Worlds is at the top of the list. I need more time!!!
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    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      It was a lot of fun! Re Discovery, I’ll be interested to see your reaction. I had mixed feelings about it (with a very long review coming up on Tuesday.)

      Imaginary Worlds is worth making time for, but I know the feeling. I’m overwhelmed by how much there is that I want to read/watch/listen to.

  2. Literary Feline

    My house is feeling neglected, I’m afraid. I really need to devote some more time to it. Sounds like you had a well balanced week. 🙂 I bet the Harry Potter festival was a lot of fun! Love the photo you shared. Thank you for the head’s up about Star Trek starting! I really want to see that. I haven’t read your review of Sugar Pine Trail yet since I want to read it soon. I’m looking forward to it. Hopefully you liked it. I hope you enjoy your new books! Have a great week, Lark!
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    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      My house is so, so neglected. I meant to work on it today, and here I am answering comments LOL! But I’m trying to maintain a better balance between work, house, blog, and the rest of my activities. I did enjoy Sugar Pine Trail; I hope you do too!

  3. Aleen @ Lampshade Reader

    I wish I could have been to that festival! Looks like a lot of fun.

    You mentioned TNG. I love that show. Me and hubby are re-watching the whole thing from the beginning. 🙂

    Looks like you have a lot of great reads, hope you enjoy them. Have a great week!

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      We really enjoyed it! As for STNG, Mr. Bookwyrm watched them when they first aired (or as many as we could either see or videotape to watch later.) Then when they came out on DVD, we bought the set and watched them again. I don’t think I saw every episode every time, but I’ve seen all of them at least once and most twice. And a few I’ve seen more times than that! Enjoy your week!

  4. Tanya @ Girl Plus Books

    The HP festival sounds like so much fun! That’s a pretty good Dumbledore. 🙂
    32 books ahead in your GR challenge… I’m kind of speechless! That’s awesome!
    I’ve heard such great things about that Kristin Cashore series.
    Hope you have a great week! 🙂
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    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      The festival was a lot of fun!

      The reasons I’m so far ahead on my Goodreads challenge are a) I had mono last spring, and spent a lot of time reading while I was sick and recovering, and b) I reread a lot of books while I was sick/recovering. Rereads tend to go faster, especially if I’m not taking notes for a review. I’m not counting on reading as many books next year as I probably will this year… at least, I kind of hope I don’t, since I don’t need a repeat of being exhausted for months on end.

      I wish you a lovely week as well!

  5. Lola

    That’s good you made progress on all three fronts this week. That Harry Potter festival you attended sounds great! And what a great picture.

    I had heard a few things about Star Trek Discovery, but didn’t realized it would start airing now already. will have to look into it a bit more. We watched some of the star trek series, but not all of them yet.

    I also read Chasing Christmas Eve. Looking forward to your review next week. Have a great week!
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