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 had a quiet and fairly restful week, which I have sorely needed. I’ve been knitting and/or spinning every day, and the creativity feels good. I’ve also done a little (a very little) writing, and a lot of minor organizational stuff. Oddly, I haven’t done as much reading as I thought I would; I think I’m in a bit of a slump.
On Wednesday, Mr. Bookwyrm, a young friend of mine and I all went up to Arlington for a book tour and signing with Naomi Novik. It was really great! I’m planning a post about it this week, but I’ll tantalize you with one photo from the evening.
This week, I will start PT for my shoulder. Beyond that, I hope to get caught up on laundry and do some significant decluttering as well as focus more on blogging.
Last Week on the Blog
- Sunday Post – 7/08/2018
- Treasures from the Hoard: The Wounded Sky (Diane Duane)
- Sunday Post – 7/15/2018 – this post
Upcoming on the Blog
- Shelved Under Murder (Victoria Gilbert) – review
- A Murder for the Books (Victoria Gilbert) – review
- News & Notes – 7/21/2018
- Sunday Post – 7/22/2018
What I’m Reading/Watching
What I’m Reading: I finished reading Shelved Under Murder (Victoria Gilbert; ARC; review coming this week.) And I finished rereading The Romulan Way (Diane Duane.) I’m currently rereading the Three Sisters trilogy by Nora Roberts, and I’m still slowly working my way through Year of Wonder: Classical Music for Every Day (ARC.)
Listening to: The Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsley, which I’m still savoring, reluctant to finish it because I’m enjoying it so much! I’ve been listening on Spotify to the Year of Wonder playlists that go with Year of Wonder: Classical Music for Every Day
Watching: We watched Ken Burns’ The National Parks documentary series. The cinematography is breathtaking, and the series has rekindled our desire to visit most of the National Parks and National Monuments. We also watched The Post, a Spielberg film starring Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks, which tells the story of the Washington Post and its decision to stand up for freedom of the press and publish the Pentagon Papers. But at heart, it’s really about Post owner Katherine Graham finding her voice. It’s an excellent film, and more gripping than the description makes it sound.
New Additions to the Hoard
Cover links take you to Goodreads.
For Review or Review Consideration
Purchased in Print
I bought Spinning Silver at Naomi Novik’s book tour appearance this week, and she signed it (along with my copy of Uprooted.) SQUEEE! And The Great Corgieville Kidnapping is by Tasha Tudor, one of my favorite illustrators; I got a used copy through a college friend who runs Dark Star Books and Comics in Yellow Springs, OH. (I didn’t get to visit her store, though I would love to; I bought it online.) It joins my collection of illustrated children’s books.
Purchased for Kindle