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!
Last Sunday’s Haydn concert went very well. I’m so blessed to be able to sing great music with a group like this!
On the home front, it’s been a relatively quiet week, except for the ant invasions at both the front and back of the house. All the rain has them looking for drier quarters with food nearby, and apparently our house fits the bill. We’re trying to combat them with bait, but so far they seem more interested in moving the colonies (into our walls, which is not acceptable!) than in eating the bait. (You may remember we’ve had similar problems in previous years.)
Our kitty, Tasha, went in for another set of steroid shots into her mouth to control the tumor. Amazingly, the appears to be shrinking, though clearly her mouth still bothers her. We’re not expecting a total cure, but it’s encouraging that she’s doing better. It took her about a day and a half to shake off the sedation completely, though, and she’s still not jumping as well as before the sedation, though that’s improving. I think she may have pulled a muscle in one hind leg while she was still groggy.
Other than that, I’m indexing (as usual!) and trying to get the house cleaned up a bit before Robin comes home next weekend. Yay! Just for a visit and a family vacation together, but it will be good to see them. I’ve got to get the index done before we go off on vacation.
I also wove the ends in and blocked two knitting projects that I finished recently, plus one I finished six years ago. SIX! It got shoved into a bag and I forgot about it… but I’m always terrible about doing the final finishing work (I’d rather be knitting!), so it’s not the only older project I have lying around. I’m trying to get caught up on them this summer. I’ve only got so much space available to block them, so I can’t do more than one or two at a time. (For you non-knitters, blocking means washing or dampening the knitted piece and laying it out flat to dry, with pins holding it in place, so any lace opens up and the piece holds the right shape once it’s dry. It doesn’t work on acrylic yarns, but it makes a big difference with natural fibers.) Anyway, I’ll try to put together a WIP Wednesday post for next week, so you can see the FOs (finished objects.)
Last Two Weeks on the Blog
- Sunday Post – 6/03/2018
- In the Dragon’s Eye: June 2018 New Releases
- News & Notes – 6/09/2018
- Sunday Post – 6/10/2018 – this post
Upcoming on the Blog
- COYER Summer Birthday Bash — My Goals
- Books That Make Me Want to Travel – Top Ten Tuesday
- The Cottages at Silver Beach (RaeAnne Thayne) – tour review
- News & Notes – 6/16/2018 – tentative
- Sunday Post – 6/17/2018 – tentative
What I’m Reading/Watching
What I’m Reading: I finished rereading The Wounded Sky (Diane Duane; purchased) and read Heather Graham’s new Krewe of Hunters book, Fade to Black (library.) I also read went on a romance binge and read four new-to-me Jill Shalvis books: Rainy Day Friends, which comes out on June 19 (ARC), and Animal Magnetism, Animal Attraction, and Rescue My Heart (all purchased); the latter three count toward my Backlist Reader Challenge, assuming I can get review posts done for them! And I started Island of the Mad (Laurie R. King; ARC.) I still need to get back to Someone to Care by Mary Balogh (ARC) and The Underwater Ballroom (anthology ARC).
Listening to: The Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsley. It’s so good, and the narrator is terrific with accents. I also finally signed up for a free Spotify account, and I’ve been listening to the Year of Wonder playlists that go with Year of Wonder: Classical Music for Every Day (due out in the US next November; it came out in the UK last October.) I got the ARC this week, so decided to listen to each day’s piece after I read about it.
New Additions to the Hoard
Cover links take you to Goodreads.
For Review or Review Consideration
Purchased for Kindle
I read Rescue My Heart this week, and it’s the only book that wasn’t on sale. The rest I haven’t read yet, although I have read all the other books in Emily March’s Eternity Springs series.