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!
Where does time disappear to? I always think I can get so much accomplished in a week, and I’m lucky if I finish a third of it. I did a little more wardrobe purging this week, tried (in vain) to catch up on overdue reviews and other blog posts, and got absolutely nowhere with my goal to declutter my desk and study/office. On the other hand, I went twice to PT, did my exercises at home, knit a bit and spun a bit, cuddled the cat, read, and spent some time with Mr. Bookwyrm… all little things rather than big accomplishments, but mostly restful and satisfying. (OK, physical therapy isn’t either, but I’m making slow progress.) We also went out to dinner with some friends on Saturday evening, and spent about 3 hours talking and catching up; it was a really good evening.
Susanna Kearsley is coming to our regional library this afternoon, touring her new book, Bellewether (review). I’ve become a huge fan, so needless to say, I will be there, camera and notebook in hand! I’m meeting a friend there as well. I plan to bring two of Ms. Kearsley’s older books in hopes she will sign them—The Shadowy Horses (review) and The Firebird—and of course I’ll be buying a copy of Bellewether for myself and at least one or two as gifts.
Last Week on the Blog
- Sunday Post – 7/29/2018
- 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
- News & Notes – 8/04/2018
- Sunday Post –8/05/2018 – this post
Upcoming on the Blog
- Bellewether (Susanna Kearsley) – review
- WIP Wednesday – tentative
- Rockets’ Dead Glare (Lynn Cahoon) – review
- News & Notes – 8/11/2018 – tentative
- Sunday Post –8/12/2018 – tentative
What I’m Reading/Watching
Reading: I finished rereading Bellewether so I could write my review. It’s so beautiful, and just as good the second time around. Maybe more so, because I noticed details I hadn’t picked up on the first time I read it. I also read Rockets’ Dead Glare, a novella by Lynn Cahoon. I started two more review copies: Once a Scoundrel (Mary Jo Putney, forthcoming) and The Corpse in the Crystal Palace (Carola Dunn, already published.) In ongoing books, I’m about 3/4 through the short stories from The Underwater Ballroom (anthology; ARC), and I’m still working my way through Year of Wonder: Classical Music for Every Day (ARC.)
Listening to: The Firebird by Susanna Kearsley. I like the book itself, almost as much as I did The Shadowy Horses, but the narrator isn’t quite as good at the variety of accents as either of the narrators of the last two Kearsley books I listened to.
Watching: Mr. Bookwyrm and I watched Wonder Woman for the second time. Still awesome! Other than that, I really didn’t watch much this week.
New Additions to the Hoard
Cover links take you to Goodreads.
For Review or Review Consideration
Purchased in Print
I loved these in audio, but I can’t ask Ms. Kearsley to sign an audiobook!
Purchased for Kindle