Sunday Post – 8/16/2020

August 16, 2020 Sunday Post 19

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 Week

It’s been basically a working week; I haven’t done a lot else. The project is due by the coming weekend, so I’ll be pretty busy all week.

Don’t miss today’s tour stop for Death at High Tide by Hannah Dennison! There’s only one day left on the giveaway.

Last Week on the Blog

This Week on the Blog

  • Someone to Romance, by Mary Balogh – review, very tentative
  • The Left-Handed Booksellers of London, by Garth Nix – review, very tentative
  • News & Notes – 8/22/2020 – tentative
  • Sunday Post – 8/23/2020 – tentative

What I’m Reading/Watching

Reading: I finished both Someone to Romance (Mary Balogh; ARC) and The Left-Handed Booksellers of London (Garth Nix; ARC), which is really cool and reminded me a little of Susan Cooper’s Dark is Rising series, but for YA readers. I also reread Seeing Darkness, because I owe it a review and forgot to write out my notes when I read it the first time. And I’m well past the halfway point in both An Extraordinary Union (Alyssa Cole) and Poirot Investigates (Agatha Christie.)

Audiobooks: I’m almost finished with The Secret of Chimneys (Agatha Christie, expertly read by Hugh Fraser.) Podcasts: Harry Potter and the Sacred Text and Imaginary Worlds, with a couple of 99% Invisible and Twenty Thousand Hertz episodes thrown in.

Watching: We have been watching a series on the Smithsonian channel called Aerial America, which has given us at least a virtual feeling of traveling. The aerial cinematography is often breathtaking, but the narration is a bit overblown. Most of the episodes focus on a single state; we’re much happier when they avoid the cities and focus on the landscape. With both of us working hard this past week, it has been restful to watch a show that doesn’t require much emotional investment!

Added to the Hoard

For Review or Review Consideration

Many thanks to William Morrow for The Forever Girl! (Click title for Goodreads link.)

Purchased (Kindle, print, or audio)

Kindle: The Printed Letter Bookshop; Fatal Roots; The Bookish Life of Nina Hill; A Dangerous Collaboration (Click title for Goodreads page or my review.)

Stay safe, stay healthy, stay kind… and may you find books a haven in the coming weeks.

19 Responses to “Sunday Post – 8/16/2020”

  1. Mareli @ Elza Reads

    I would have loved to enter for Death at High Tide! Lovely review as well. Will list it on my TBR.

    I’ve never done an audio book on an Agatha Christie book. Is it any good? I love reading them. Some I’ve read over and over…!

    Hope you will have a wonderful week, here’s my The Sunday Post #7

  2. sjhigbee

    They did a short series of wildlife films, where they strapped a camera to a cheetah in the plains of Africa, and an eagle in Scotland, among others – and then made a film of the footage with no music or voiceover. If you can track them down, they are a solid delight. Very immersive. The one of the eagle was absolutely beautiful…

    I was already drawn to The Left-Handed Booksellers of London, but a comparison of The Dark is Rising is another strong incentive to get hold of it.

    I hope work eases up somewhat during this coming week and you have a good one.

  3. Michelle@BecauseReading

    Our work has been so slow and we have nothing to do since they closed indoor dining. I am hoping when it opens up we will get busy again. I miss being busy lol.

    I hope you have a great week Lark! Happy Reading!

  4. jessicabookworm

    Sorry to hear it has been a busy working week for you, Lark – I hope you’re able to finish off that project with time to spare. Looks like you’ve still managed to squeeze in some good reading. I haven’t heard of The Left-Handed Booksellers of London but I do like Garth Nix. Take care and happy reading in the coming week! 😃
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  5. vvb

    Hope you’re able to get some good reading done despite the busy time. Have a good week.

  6. RO

    Yay to the wonderful Jill Shalvis, who I Love, and landscapes so we can just admire and enjoy. Relax when you can! Sending Many Hugs, RO

  7. Katherine

    The Printed Letter Bookshop was one of my absolute favorite books of 2019. I hope you enjoy it! The Heather Graham looks good but I’m making myself read the last three before I can read this newest three! Hope your week is going well.

  8. Berls

    Sorry your so busy with work, but I guess that’s better than a lot of things 2020 seems to be producing. I hope you’re having a good week!