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!
We spent New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day quietly, and the next few days as well. Thursday, Mr. Bookwyrm and I flew home; fortunately, the mammoth nor’easter storm didn’t have much impact on our travel, since the snow was pretty light at BWI. Tasha-kitty is glad to have us back. She has a lot to say to us, but of course we don’t understand a meowrd of it.
Since then, it’s been several days of unpacking and trying to catch up: on laundry, phone messages, work, household chores, and everything else I let slide over the holidays. Including blogging. Going away for the holidays is lovely; coming home is… well, it’s lovely to come home, too, but sad to leave loved ones behind, especially Robin.
Last Week on the Blog
- Happy New Year!
- 2018: New Year, New Resolutions
- Wrapping Up My 2017 Year-Long Challenges
- My 2018 Year-Long Challenge Goals
- News & Notes – 1/06/2017
- Sunday Post – 1/07/2017 – this post
Upcoming on the Blog
- Ten Books I Didn’t Read in 2017 (But Plan To in 2018)
- Little Free Library, Los Alamos – photo post
- Wrapping Up The Backlist Reader Challenge 2017
- News & Notes – 1/13/2017 – tentative
- Sunday Post – 1/14/2017 – tentative
The Backlist Reader Challenge 2018
The sign-up linky for The Backlist Reader Challenge 2018 is live, and the challenge has begun! (Don’t worry, you can sign up anytime before December 2018.)
What I’m Reading/Watching
Reading: I finished both Bloodstains with Bronte by Katherine Bolger Hyde (ARC) and Promise Not To Tell (Jayne Ann Krentz; ARC; reread) and read Tempest (Beverly Jenkins; ARC.) That’s more ARCs in a week than I’ve read in a good long while; I hope to write all three reviews this coming week, and get back in the habit of reviewing soon after I finish a book. I also started A Treacherous Curse by Deanna Raybourn (ARC), and reread Oathbound (Mercedes Lackey) and started the sequel, Oathbreaker.
Listening to: I’ve been listening to some of the new albums I got for Christmas: Fifteen and Bright Morning Stars by the Wailin’ Jennys, Lux by Voces 8, and Light and Gold by Eric Whitacre. (I love his “The Seal Lullaby”!) I need to get back to listening to Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. I stopped in the chapter about the first class with Umbridge, and I’m having trouble starting again. I hate Umbridge with a passion; it’s really hard to listen when she gaslights and torments Harry.
Watching: In those quiet post-New Year’s evenings, we watched Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, then the bonus disk about making the film, and finished off with The Martian. Both were gifts to Mr. Bookwyrm. We had seen both in the theaters, of course, but Robin hadn’t seen The Martian (though she had listened to the book); it was fun to see it with her.
New Additions to the Hoard
Cover links take you to Goodreads.
For Review or Review Consideration
Purchased for Kindle