Sunday Post – 9/27/15

September 27, 2015 Sunday Post 15

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!

My Week

I hit a milestone – 1000 posts on the blog! The 1000th post was last Tuesday’s Top Ten Books on my Fall TBR List. I didn’t realize it until I was preparing this post! I’ve come a long way since that first post.

It turned into a very busy week, and I got almost no new posts written, darn it. I hope next week will be better, but I’m not counting on it. I’m also having a bit of reviewer burnout – I’m still reading, but I’m having trouble coming up with anything to say. I’m open to ideas on how to get over it! On the plus side, I managed to respond to about half of the 100 or so comments that I was behind on. I’m still catching up on visits, but I hope to finish up the replies this week.

Also on the plus side, music is finalized for my choruses, and everyone who has sung with us in the past has been emailed. I still need to do the publicity stuff – newspaper announcements, etc. We start next Sunday. I’m scrambling to find an accompanist because the wonderful woman who usually plays isn’t available this semester.

Is anybody planning to watch the full lunar eclipse tonight? I’m praying for good weather and cloud-free skies, but the forecast looks like cloudy with a chance of rain.

Last Week on the Blog


Next Week on the Blog

  • Mon. 9/28/15: Why I Read Banned Books
  • Tues. 9/29/15: Ten Series To Try If You Love Agatha Christie (Top Ten Tuesday)
  • Wed. 9/30/15: Quotes for Banned Books Week
  • Wed. 9/30/15: Christmas in Mustang Creek (Linda Lael Miller) (review)
  • – Fri. 10/02/15: A Thousand Nights (E. K. Johnston) (review)
  • Sat. 10/03/15: News & Notes – 10/03/15
  • Sun. 10/04/15: Sunday Post – 10/04/15


What I’m Reading/Watching

I finished Willow Brook Road (Sherryl Woods), Closer to Home (Mercedes Lackey), Romancing the Duke (Tessa Dare, and delightful), and, in a late-night comfort-reading binge, I reread First Test (Tamora Pierce.)  I’m still working on Forever Your Earl (Eva Leigh) and Move Your Blooming Corpse (D. E. Ireland).  And I’m still listening to The Night Circus (Erin Morgenstern, read by Jim Dale.)

We watched Paddington early in the week, which was charming and funny and surprisingly true to the spirit of the books. I haven’t laughed so hard in weeks! We also squeezed two more ST:DS9 episodes and a Miss Marple (the 1990s ones with Joan Hickson), A Caribbean Mystery.


New Additions to the Hoard

Cover links take you to Goodreads.

For Review


Purchased for Kindle


Have a great week, everybody, and happy reading!

15 Responses to “Sunday Post – 9/27/15”

  1. Laurel-Rain Snow

    I haven’t yet read RaeAnne Thayne, but I think I have one of her books on Pippa, my Kindle.

    Congrats on the 1000 posts! I have SIX blogs, down from many more, but I’ve been merging lately. I should add up the posts I’ve written on those…I’m sure it’s a lot.

    Enjoy your week, and here are MY WEEKLY UPDATES
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  2. Katherine @ I Wish I Lived in a Library

    Congratulations on the 1000 posts! What a milestone! I got Death and the Brewmaster’s Widow as well and I’m very excited. I thoroughly enjoyed the first book. I’m behind on my blog reading though slowly catching up and I’m looking forward to your RaeAnne Thayne review. I’ve really enjoyed the books of hers I’ve read and liked Devin in the last book. Have a great week!
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  3. A Voracious Reader

    Congrats on the 1000th post!! *throws confetti, gets Dyson out and vacuums it up* I also sit down to write my reviews and wonder what the heck to write. Sometimes I think I’m just being repetitive and boring. lol We’ve had rain since Thurs night so I’m hoping it will clear out enough to see the eclipse this evening. *fingers crossed*
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  4. Lola

    Wow 1000 posts, that’s a great milestone! Now I am wodnering how close I am to that number, just checked and I am at the 950 published posts, so in a month or two I probably reach that milestone too, yay!

    Reviewer burnout doens’t sound good. I rarely have that, my problem often is that my reviews turn into a few pages long. I know some people make notes while they are reading, maybe that helps. For me it helps to have some standard topic I write about and with that as my guideline I just start writing. I do make sure no one interrupt me while I am writing my reviews as that’s the worst.

    Thanks for the reminder about the lunar eclipse, it should happen here soon, I’ll take a look outside to check if I see anything. I hope you have a great week and enjoy your new books!
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  5. Deborah

    Congrats on your 1000 posts! And don’t worry if you had a quieter blog week cos it sounds like you were busy and that’s a good thing!

    PS. I love watching Miss Marples, but Geraldine McEwan was my favourite!
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    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      I got really annoyed with the Marple series featuring Ms. McEwan, not because she wasn’t good but because they messed around so badly with the plots – changing who actually committed the murder in at least one case (The Body in the Library), and adding her into books that she isn’t actually in (Why Didn’t They Ask Evans, among others.) But that’s me; I tend to get very annoyed when filmmakers take liberties with my favorite books. (I gave Peter Jackson a pass on the LOTR trilogy because he got so much of it right, right down to the feel and the art and the landscape.)

  6. Melissa (My words and pages)

    Ugh. I’m so behind in getting to visiting lately. It’s been crazy with sports and life happening at the same time.

    Congrats on the 1000 posts! 😀 And hope you have a great week and enjoy all your new reads. 🙂