Sunday Post – 5/06/2018

May 6, 2018 Sunday Post 30

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!

 My Week

On the blog: Well, workwise, things haven’t slowed down yet. *sigh* So once again, no book haul in this post—not because I didn’t get anything (I may not have time to go to an actual bookstore, but you wouldn’t believe how many emails about Kindle sales I get!) but because I just don’t have time to round up all the covers. And again, I know I won’t have time to write any posts this week. Once I get some free time, I’m going to try to build up a cushion of posts again. I hate not being able to post when I’m this busy!

Off the blog: Today is the last regular rehearsal for my children’s and youth choruses. Dress rehearsal and the concert are next week. I hope today’s rehearsal goes well. The singers are getting there, but they’re not quite ready yet. But as Robin always reminds me, “Mom, you say that every year, and they are always fine by the performance.” And they will be; I have faith in my singers!

I hope you all have a lovely week, with nice spring weather—or fall, if you’re in the southern hemisphere. And I  wish you plenty of time to read!


Last Week on the Blog


Upcoming on the Blog

  • News & Notes – 5/12/2018 – very tentative
  • Mother’s Sunday Post – 5/13/2018 – tentative


What I’m Reading/Watching

Reading:  I finished rereading Gentian Hill, one of my favorite books by Elizabeth Goudge. I’m supposed to be reading both Someone to Care by Mary Balogh (ARC) and The Underwater Ballroom (anthology ARC), but instead I picked up Murder on the Flying Scotsman, a Daisy Dalrymple mystery by Carola Dunn. I know I’ve read it before, but it was over 10 years ago and I’ve completely forgotten it (which is rare for me), so I’m going to count it as new.

Listening to: I’ve been relistening to Tamora Pierce’s Protector of the Small series because I love it, and because the indexes are taking up too many neurons to leave me with much energy or attention for new books.  I finished Page and Squire and have moved on to book 4, Lady Knight.

Watching: Nothing. I blame lack of time and lack of energy for anything new. But mostly lack of time.


Have a good week, and happy reading!


30 Responses to “Sunday Post – 5/06/2018”

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      Thank you, Laura! It won’t get quieter for a week or so, darn it. But I’m SO going to enjoy it when it finally does!

  1. Michelle@Because Reading

    I do hope things slow down for you soon. I know how you feel. I am hoping this week will be a little light and a little less stressful so I can finally catch my breath.
    I hope your singers do amazing, I have faith that they will! 🙂

    Have a great week, Lark! Happy Reading!
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    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      Take it as slowly as you need to, Michelle. Your health and well-being come first, always. And thanks for the good wishes! Have a lovely and restful week.

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      Thank you, Kimberly! I’m sure it will; they always do. We had a good rehearsal yesterday and fixed some of the sticky spots. 🙂

  2. Literary Feline

    I hope everything goes well at the rehearsals! I got to see a run through rehearsal of my daughter’s dance studio’s Wizard of Oz musical. Everyone is doing great so far, but definitely have their work cut out for them the next few months before the show. Enjoy your week and I hope you find some time to breath in there somewhere!
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    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      The Wizard of Oz—what fun! Glinda was my first real role in a musical (summer camp at age 12, I think.) I wanted Dorothy, but I had the high notes for Glinda and few others did, so… Anyway, I hope your daughter is having a wonderful time. It’s such a fun show.

  3. Stefanie

    How awesome you’re a choral teacher. Break a leg, all of you.
    And thank you for your recent visit. I’m an experienced knitter and still make mistakes so I guess that helps when it comes to learning how to sew. You asked a good question about what will I do with the fabric. I haven’t thought of it yet, actually. I’ll probably poke around on Pinterest for ideas.

    • Stefanie

      Thank you again! Yes, you are correct. It’s always wonderful to meet another knitter. My knitting has been sorely neglected due to all of this sewing. I kind of lost mojo after completing my Flax sweater which is one of my greatest accomplishments as a knitter.

      • Lark_Bookwyrm

        I have yet to complete a sweater, so I’m impressed! I have one that’s been almost finished for years. I was working on it when my MIL died, and left it unfinished with about half a sleeve to go. I should pick it up and finish it.

        • Stefanie

          I was motivated to finish it b/c my favorite, knitting designer – Susan B. Anderson – had a booth at STITCHES West. Her and her son started a yarn company so the sweater was knit in her yarn that I had gotten from the husband and the kids.
          Making oneself knitting project bags are fun. I haven’t made a drawstring one yet but I love zipper pouches. I have to work on one for a fellow knitter/Seattle friend.

          • Lark_Bookwyrm

            I need to relearn to set a zipper so I can make zipper pouches and zippered bags. But I like drawstring bags, too, because I can roll up any excess fabric and shove them in my purse or daypack when needed.

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      I’m not a choral teacher, really! I’m just a long-time singer and music lover who got sucked into directing a couple of community-based choirs. The previous director mentored me and then stepped down after several years; I thought I was just helping her out, but she was basically training me. She broke her collarbone early one season, so the pianist and I took her rehearsals until she was better—two weeks before the concert. At which point she told me that I would be directing the younger group in the concert. I was like, “Wait—WHAT?!!!” After that, she directed the teens for about another year, then handed them over to me as well. Ten years later, I still sometimes feel like I don’t know what I’m doing… but I love it.

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      Thank you! I’ve been loving them so far. This one (Lady Knight) is more emotionally wrenching than the ones that came before it. Not a surprise, since the author was living and writing in Manhattan on 9-11, and saw the towers come down. A lot of that emotion went into the scene where Kel comes back to the devastated refugee camp.

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      Thanks, Ronyell! Rehearsals went well; we covered a lot. It’s still not quite where I want it, but we’ll get there.

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      Sometimes I dream about having all the time I want to read, knit, spin, and blog, but I think I would get lazy if I didn’t have things I had to do. But right now, a week off sounds really nice…

      I’m on the last book in the Protector of the Small series. I may stop the reread binge once I finish it; I’ll have gone through all my favorites. Or I may go on to some of my lesser favorites, or one of the few I haven’t yet read. I’m not sure yet. If you do read her, I highly recommend the Protector of the Small quartet.

      Thank you, and have a good week!

  4. Anne@Headfullofbooks

    Thanks for dropping by my blog and for the encouraging word. I bet your groups’ performances will be wonderful. Keeping my fingers crossed for you!

  5. RO

    Sure hope things slow down soon on the work front. That creates its own brand of stress. I remember singing in a all girls’ chorus when I was in high school, and it was quite an adventure, so I can picture the rehearsals and the show. True, everything will be quite lovely! Happy Monday and Hugs…RO
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