The Sunday Post is hosted by the wonderful Kimberly, 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, I finally tried my hand at cutting Mr. Bookwyrm’s hair. It came out pretty well. Not quite professional, but not the wild-man look he was sporting! It’s a good thing it turned out all right, because I’ll be doing it for a while. Soon it will be his turn to cut mine. Luckily for both of us, I had reverted to a simple, all-one-length cut before the pandemic, because it was easier to care for with a frozen shoulder. It should be easier to cut, too.
We have two family gatherings via Zoom this weekend. Last night was our sort-of-nephew’s birthday party (not related, but close friends of the family), and tonight my husband’s family is holding our second monthly get-together. It’s nice to be able to see people even when we’re apart, and both families think we may go on doing this even after the pandemic is over, in one form or another. Maybe not as often—people’s lives will get busier—but every few months.
Last Week on the Blog
- Sunday Post – 7/19/2020
- Lingo: Around Europe in 60 Languages by Gaston Dorren – review
- Book Events I’d Love To Attend Someday – Top Ten Tuesday
- The Relentless Moon, by Mary Robinette Kowal – review
- Sunday Post – 7/26/2020 – this post
Coming Up on the Blog
- Tea and Treachery by Vicki Delany – blog tour review and guest post
- WIP Wednesday – 7/29/2020 – tentative
- The Obsessions of Lord Godfrey Cavanaugh by Stephanie Laurens – review
- News & Notes – 8/01/2020 – tentative
- Sunday Post – 8/02/2020 – tentative
What I’m Reading/Watching
Reading: I read Tea & Treachery (Vicki Delany; ARC) for Monday’s blog tour post, and whipped through the recently released The Obsessions of Lord Godfrey Cavanaugh by Stephanie Laurens (meh; review coming up this week.) I finished my nighttime reread of The Fairy Godmother by Mercedes Lackey early in the week, and started rereading Fortune’s Fool by the same author. And I squeezed in a few more pages of An Extraordinary Union, which I am savoring rather than racing through. (Click titles for my review or to see the title on Goodreads.)
Listening: I have been listening to podcasts, mainly Harry Potter and the Sacred Text and Imaginary Worlds. If you haven’t encountered HP and the Sacred Text before, it’s a deep dive into the Harry Potter books, and I’ve really been enjoying it. I’ll try to write up a review at some point.
Watching: We’ve been watching the 1980s Adventures of Sherlock Holmes mysteries starring Jeremy Brett. And we continued our Marvel series rewatch with Doctor Strange and Thor: Ragnarok (which I love.)
Added to the Hoard
For Review or Review Consideration
Many thanks to Harlequin HQN for Christmas at Holiday House! (Click title for Goodreads link.)
Purchased (Kindle, print, or audio)
Kindle: Royal Holiday; A Fatal Flaw; A Fatal Truth; The Amberlough Dossier; How to Find Love in a Bookshop (Click title for Goodreads page.)
Aw thank you, Lark 😊 Really pleased to hear your still enjoying your Zoom meetings and that you cutting your husband’s hair went well! I have a hair appointment in a week and a bit, and I am so excited for it! Your viewing and reading sound really comforting too (I love Thor: Ragnarok too!). Take care and happy reading! 😃
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For the most part, I’m deliberately choosing books that leave me in a positive, optimistic frame of mind. There’s so much sad or scary stuff going on right now in the real world; I don’t need to compound my anxiety by reading books that are dark and grim. 🙂
I think that is a good idea 💡
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Nicky @ The Bibliophibian
I really want to read An Extraordinary Union. Man, Alyssa Cole has written a bunch of pretty different books! I need to try them all. 😀
Enjoy the new books!
My weekly roundup/STS post.
I admire Alyssa Cole for not sticking to a single genre. And I’m loving An Extraordinary Union. I hope you get a chance to read it. Have a good week!
I am glad you are still seeing the family via Zoom. And kudos on having a try at the hair cutting thing. I am dreading to even cut my own hair, let alone someone else’s. Stay safe!
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I would be nervous to cut my own hair, too. I’m glad I have Mr. Bookwyrm. I should be able to coach him through it. Really, all I need is the split ends cut off, though. I’m kind of enjoying having it long again.
Have a safe and healthy week!
Go you with the haircutting:)). Himself has now asked me to continue cutting his hair, rather than him returning to the barber, as he thinks I do as good a job!
I haven’t read any Mercedes Lackey for a very long time – but I enjoyed her writing style. Thank you for reminding me of her work! Have a peaceful, healthy week, Lark.
Well done cutting your husband/partner’s hair!
I do love the early and mid-career Lackey books in particular. I’ve been reading her basically since Arrows of the Queen came out—so, as long as she has been publishing novels.
I hope you have a happy, healthy week as well!
Anne - Books of My Heart
Well it’s sort of a DIY time of learning new skills and handling things differently. Everything changes over time, so I’m comfortable. I have hopes that some of these family Zooms allow people to get together more often even after this ends. I’m particularly interested in An Extraordinary Union. Enjoy some great reads this week!
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It is indeed a time of learning new skills and DIY-ing whatever we can! I’m DIY-ing the physical therapy for my frozen shoulder, because I’m really nervous about going into a PT office. Fortunately (if you can call it that), I did PT for the other shoulder when it was frozen two years ago, and I kept most of my handouts and equipment, so I can sort of reconstruct what they had me doing back then. If I don’t make progress after a few months, though, I’ll have to give in and make an appointment.
I definitely recommend An Extraordinary Union! I hope you get to read it at some point.
Christmas at Holiday House is catching my eye despite being summer time. Must be that Christmas in July mood. Happy reading.
I like RaeAnne Thayne. Her romances are sweet and usually heartwarming. I’m looking forward to reading this one, even if it is the “wrong” time of year. Thanks for stopping by!
Heather @ RandomRedheadedRamblings
I had to resist temptation to take my dogs clippers to my husbands hair! Thankfully the barber opened before I went crazy and used them.
How to find love in a bookshop looks cute, happy reading!
We figured it would be best to get a set of clippers and learn to use them. And I already had haircutting shears, from years and years ago when I had bangs. Given the way case loads are skyrocketing in the US, we’re both more comfortable avoiding salons for now.
Nicole @ BookWyrmKnits
Go you with the haircutting! Mr. Wyrm bought himself some clippers a little while back, and gave himself a (long) buzzcut because he was sick of his accidental 70’s hair. I also chopped off my hair: I had wanted to remove 10-12 inches before lockdown started, so it was easy enough to lop off about 6 inches. When haircuts are allowed (and safe) again, I’ll have it properly taken care of. But for now? My hair’s still long enough (and usually in a ponytail) so any unevenness isn’t noticeable. Not that I’m seeing people these days.
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I’m not seeing people either, except the occasional necessary doctor visit. And Mr. Bookwyrm only goes out for work (occasionaly, when he can’t do something from home) and curbside grocery pickup. We’re both trying very hard not to get COVID.
We considered a buzzcut for Mr. Bookwyrm, but… I don’t think it would suit him. And I was able to teach myself to cut it—thank goodness for YouTube! I’ll need to do it again in a month, though, because I was pretty cautious on the first try.
Nicole @ BookWyrmKnits
Yup, I run to the grocery approximately every other week and we get take-out now and then to support our local restaurants. But other than that… we’re at home.
Buzzcut is not my favorite look on Mr. Wyrm, but it doesn’t look bad and he decided he preferred to do it himself than have me cut it for him. So that was the result!
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