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!
Apparently, I wasn’t as “back” as I claimed to be, two Sundays ago. September is not going as originally planned… not for me, at any rate. Five days after I got back from Utah, my cousin contacted me to say that my aunt had died. It wasn’t a surprise; she had a fall early in the summer, and wasn’t recovering from her injuries. I was able to visit her before I flew home, and we knew then that she didn’t have long. But there’s still a sadness in knowing she is gone: the last of my aunts and uncles on my dad’s side. I flew out this Thursday for Friday’s memorial service, which was warm and moving, and spent a wonderful afternoon with some of my cousins, catching up, reminiscing, and remembering our aunts and uncles and parents (of my cousins) who are gone.
Unfortunately, that same night I came down with a stomach bug. (Fun, right?) I changed my flight home from today to tomorrow. Hopefully by then, I’ll be feeling better.
Given all that’s going on in the next few weeks, I will probably remain somewhat “unplugged” for another week or two. Our niece is getting married next weekend, halfway across the country — another trip, but this one for a much happier occasion. After that, I have only a week to finish getting ready for my fall chorus season: contacting singers, making sure the accompanists get the music, going over parts so I’m familiar enough to teach them, and so on. That’s fun, and I love doing it… but I hope things calm down a bit in October, at least on the travel front!
Last 2 Weeks on the Blog
- I’m Back! Belated Sunday Post –9/02/2018
- My Favorite TV Shows To Rewatch
- Tour Review: Deadly Dram by Melinda Mullet, with guest post and giveaway
- Sunday Post –9/16/2018 – this post
Upcoming on the Blog
- WIP Wednesday – tentative
- Other posts TBD
- News & Notes – 9/22/2018 – tentative
- Sunday Post –9/23/2018 – tentative
What I’m Reading/Watching
Reading: I finished and reviewed Deadly Dram (Melinda Mullet; ARC), and I reread Exile’s Song, The Shadow Matrix, and Traitor’s Sun by Marion Zimmer Bradley. I’m currently reading The Alton Gift, chronologically the next book in the Darkover series (this one by Deborah Ross, who now writes the series.) I’m also reading The Bookshop Book, a book of vignettes about real-world bookshops and interviews with authors about their experiences with bookstores. It’s a book only bookshop lovers would enjoy, but I’m finding it entertaining, and light enough not to tax my aching head. And I’m amassing a list of bookstores I want to visit.
In ongoing books, I still haven’t finished The Underwater Ballroom (anthology; ARC), and I’m still slowly working my way through Year of Wonder: Classical Music for Every Day (ARC.)
Listening to: The Firebird by Susanna Kearsley.
Watching: In the week and a half I was home, Mr. Bookwyrm and I watched two Alleyn Mysteries, two Cadfael mysteries, and The Mask of Zorro, which I had only seen a few scenes of on television before now.
New Additions to the Hoard
Cover links take you to Goodreads.
For Review or Review Consideration
Purchased for Kindle
I did pretty well not buying tons of Kindle books over the past two weeks. I’m already reading The Alton Gift, and I hope to start The Calculating Stars soon.