The hurricane/tropical storm blew through on Monday night and early Tuesday morning. We had one tornado warning, but other than some relatively thin tree branches on the lawn and driveway, our home was unscathed.
I started a new work project on Thursday. I only have 2 weeks to complete it, so I expect it will impact my blogging to some extent. Friday night through Saturday night, I participated in Dewey’s 24-Hour Readathon, but I didn’t stay up all night or read the entire time, just about 5 hours total. On Saturday morning, Mr. Bookwyrm picked up and we processed a big grocery order (curbside pickup), which should hold us for 3 weeks or so. After that, I attended a Spinners and Weavers Guild meeting via Zoom. This afternoon, I’ll be attending another Zoom meeting, this time a reunion of the Gilbert & Sullivan Players (a student light opera group) from my college years.
Last Week on the Blog
- Sunday Post – 8/02/2020
- The Dog Who Lost His Bark – review
- Books With Colors in the Title – Top Ten Tuesday
- WIP Wednesday – 8/05/2020
- Like Lovers Do, by Tracey Livesay – review
- News & Notes – 8/08/2020
- Sunday Post – 8/09/2020 – this post
This Week on the Blog
- WIP Wednesday – 8/12/2020 – tentative
- News & Notes – 8/15/2020 – tentative
- Death at High Tide, by Hannah Dennison – blog tour & review
- Sunday Post – 8/16/2020 – tentative
What I’m Reading/Watching
Reading: I was really fickle through much of the week, jumping from book to book. Early in the week, I finished rereading The Sleeping Beauty (Mercedes Lackey), and began rereading The Liar, one of my favorite Nora Roberts standalones, as well as Poirot Investigates (Agatha Christie.) I also started reading The Left-Handed Booksellers of London (Garth Nix; ARC), which I think is going to be really good. An Extraordinary Union was on hiatus this week, but I definitely plan to finish it in the coming week.
The Dewey’s 24-Hour Readathon ran from 8:00 pm (EDT) on Friday through 8:00 pm on Saturday. It’s the first time I have participated. I didn’t read the whole time because of conflicts on Saturday, but I put in a good 4 or 5 hours of reading, plus about half an hour of an audiobook that I didn’t end up counting. On Friday night, I finished rereading the last 40% of The Liar. On Saturday afternoon, I read Death at High Tide (Hannah Dennison, ARC.) Technically, I had it started last week, but since I had only read a few pages, I went back and started over. Once I finished Death at High Tide, I went on to Someone to Romance (Mary Balogh, ARC), and read about 45% of that before the 8:00 pm cutoff.
Listening: I have mostly been listening to podcasts, mainly Harry Potter and the Sacred Text and Imaginary Worlds, with a couple of 99% Invisible and Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me thrown in. On Saturday, I finally started an audiobook, The Secret of Chimneys (Agatha Christie, read by Hugh Fraser.)
Watching: We watched Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame for the second time, but other than that, it hasn’t been a big TV/movie week. We did discover a series on the Smithsonian channel called Aerial America, which has given us at least the temporary illusion of traveling. The aerial cinematography is often breathtaking, but the narration is a bit overblown.
Added to the Hoard
For Review or Review Consideration
Many thanks to Harlequin MIRA for Return to Virgin River! (Click title for Goodreads link.)