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!
Mr. Bookwyrm was on travel most of the week, so I was on my own. Not that I had nothing to do! I went to town three times in four days, once for a routine doctor visit and twice for physical therapy on my shoulder, which really ate up my afternoons. I spent the rest of the time spinning, knitting, reading or listening to audiobooks, cuddling the cat, writing reviews and responding to blog comments, and trying to purge my wardrobe. It ended up less of a purge and more of a minor cleanup, but I did manage to give or throw away about 10 or 15 percent of my closet.
Mr. Bookwyrm got home Friday evening, and I’m enjoying being together for the weekend. The house feels oddly empty when he’s away on travel, more so than when he’s just at work for the day. When he’s home, even if we’re not doing something together, I love knowing he’s just across the room or down the hall.
Last Week on the Blog
- Sunday Post – 7/22/2018
- Murder on the Orient Express (starring Kenneth Brannagh) – review
- WIP Wednesday
- The Shadowy Horses by Susanna Kearsley – audio review
- News & Notes – 7/28/2018
- Sunday Post – 7/29/2018– this post
Upcoming on the Blog
- In the Dragon’s Eye: August 2018 New Releases
- All Night Long (Jayne Ann Krentz) – review
- Popular Books That Lived Up To the Hype – Top Ten Tuesday
- WIP Wednesday – tentative
- Bellewether (Susanna Kearsley) – review, tentative
- News & Notes – 8/04/2018 – tentative
- Sunday Post –8/05/2018 – tentative
What I’m Reading/Watching
Reading: I reread Heart Sight (Robin D. Owens), an ARC that I didn’t get around to reviewing back in 2017. I bought and read Flowers and Foul Play (Amanda Flower), since I have the ARC of book 2 coming up. Currently I’m rereading Bellewether (Susanna Kearsley, ARC) so I can write the review I should have written last spring. I also read a few more short stories from The Underwater Ballroom (anthology; ARC), and I’m still slowly working my way through Year of Wonder: Classical Music for Every Day (ARC.)
Listening: I finished listening to Susanna Kearsley’s The Shadowy Horses, which I loved so much that I started right in on The Firebird by the same author. (See my book haul for more about these books!)
Watching: I watched Tintin for the third time, and I started Anne with an E on Netflix. So far, I’ve only watched the first episode. It is filmed partly on Prince Edward Island, so the scenery is gorgeous, and the actors are well-cast so far. Most of them look and sound much as I’ve pictured them from years of reading and rereading the books, which is very satisfying. The first episode stays pretty close to the book, though the ending threw in a surprising departure. I’m interested to see how they resolve it in episode 2.
New Additions to the Hoard
Cover links take you to Goodreads.
For Review or Review Consideration
Purchased in Print
I’m so excited—Susanna Kearsley is coming to our regional library on August 5, touring her newest book, Bellewether! I already have signed copies of three of her other books from a previous tour, but I’ve enjoyed these two books so much on audio that I bought physical copies so she could sign them. I got them ahead of time, because I couldn’t be sure there would be copies of these books available at the signing. Of course I plan to buy Bellewether at the signing: a copy for me and one or two meant for gifts.
Purchased for Kindle
Ronyell (a.k.a Rabbitearsblog)
Glad that your husband is back home! It’s great to spend some time with your loved ones! Hope you have a great week!
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Thanks, Ronyell! You have a good week, too!
Evelina @ AvalinahsBooks
Hope your shoulder is better. Susanna Kearsley can be hit or miss, at least for me, so I hope you enjoy those books you hauled 🙂 but I have heard good stuff about The Firebird. Have a great week!
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Thank you, Evelina. I’ve enjoyed every Kearsley book I’ve read so far, but I’ve certainly had the “hit or miss” experience with other authors. Not every book suits every reader, even when you love the author on the whole. I wish you a wonderful week, too!
Jenea's Book Obsession
I hope you shoulder gets to feeling better and enjoy the time with your husband. Have a great week ahead.
Thank you, Jenea! You too!
It’s so nice to have a minivacation from family (maybe a day or two) because it makes the house really quiet. But the quietness can get old, can’t it?
Aj @ Read All The Things!
I recently purged my wardrobe, too. Mostly I learned that I need to lose weight. I hate buying clothes so much that I’d rather diet to fit into my old clothes. Enjoy your new books. Have a good week!
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I enjoy my alone time and hope you did yours, even though it sounds like some of it was spent keeping appointments.
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Hope the PT is helping your shoulder. Kearsley always delivers a good story. Have a great wek.
She really does! I’ve loved everything I’ve read of hers so far.
Angelica @ Paperback Princess
I’m actually jealous of your time ? sounds so relaxing. Having a 3 yr old I don’t get much time. I love crocheting, knitting (not so good at either) but just to read and binge watch Netflix shows!
Angelica @ Paperback Princess
It’s been lovely to have this time off, though I wish I were getting more housekeeping and decluttering done. I remember those parent-of-a-three-year-old days, and yes, it was hard to find any time for myself. But they grow; soon enough your little one will be in kindergarten and you’ll be missing them!
I wish I could binge-watch, but I just can’t! I run out of steam after about 2 hours. (Well, I can make it through a 4-hour movie if it’s Lord of the Rings, but otherwise…) Watching films or TV takes energy; reading seems to give me energy.
You’ve sure been busy, and I hope it made the time go quickly until hubby came back. Hope your physical therapy is over soon, and you’re all healed up. I have yet to see Tintin, but I heard it was pretty good. I’ll bet the cat loved the extra cuddling(lol) Hugs…RO
The shoulder isn’t responding as quickly as I’d like to PT, but I’ll keep working at it. Tintin is a fun movie. I had hoped there would be a sequel, but so far, all I’ve found are rumors.
Nicci @ Sunny Buzzy Books
Oooh, Heart sight! I really need to catch up with the Celta Series. I used to love it but have only read one of them since the series moved onto the ‘younger’ characters as grown ups. 🙂
I haven’t been as enamored of the more recent books as I was of the early ones; Heart Dance was the last one I really loved. I’ve enjoyed most of them since then, but they haven’t seemed to hold quite the same intensity or magic for me. I hope she writes young Cal Marigold’s story, though. As the only Celtan who remembers his past life (as Tab Holly), I think that could be pretty interesting.
PT takes time and perseverance. I had a shoulder injury which got to 90% but the last 10% was sticky. I finally chose to do dry needling which is not the same as acupuncture and that did the trick. Good luck.
I have almost every Isaac Asmiov book in print and have been debating about converting to digital or audio. So far, I’ve done nothing. But I do enjoy them. Anne – Books of My Heart
Thank you for the encouragement and the suggestion; I’ll tuck that away in case I need it.
I read a bit of Asimov in my teens—the Foundation trilogy (as it was then); the Robot series; his Black Widower mysteries; and quite a few short stories, including “Nightfall” (which was amazing.) He was great with ideas and plots, but I grew very frustrated with how few female characters he wrote, and how he presented those few, and I stopped reading him in my late twenties. I haven’t reread them in years, but when I saw The Caves of Steel I remembered how much I had liked it as a sci-fi mystery, and thought I’d like to read it again despite the sexism.
Ooo I loved the Black Widower mysteries. I have paperbacks of those still. I never paid attention to the sexism. I pretty much ignored it in those days but I see your point. Anne – Books of My Heart
I reread them about, oh, 12 or 15 years ago? And enjoyed the cleverness (they are clever!) and the humor, but also decided I didn’t really need to keep my copies any longer. I figure they’ll be around in some form if I ever get the urge to reread them.
Charlie @ Girl of 1000 Wonders
Good luck with your shoulder! It can be frustrating trying to get where you need to be. You did great with cleaning out your closets! 10-15% isn’t too bad!