We flew home from New Mexico on Monday. Mr. Bookwyrm is back at work, and I have a short break before my next index arrives this coming week. I spent the week and weekend unpacking, doing laundry and thinking about music for this season’s choral concert… and doing other catch-up and creative stuff here and there. I made a delicious chicken stew from a recipe I found online; we went out for dinner with Mr. Bookwyrm’s coworkers; and I’ve been knitting, mostly on our great-niece’s baby blanket.
I haven’t taken down the Christmas tree or the scene yet. I decided I wanted to enjoy it for a little while longer, since we were away during Christmas. I’m hoping to have a friend or two over this coming week, so I’ll wait until after that. Toward the end of the week, I’ll start taking it all down and packing it away until next year.
I’ve been in a bit of a reading slump since before Christmas. I’m trying to get my verve back. It may be time for a binge reread of some series or other… if I can just figure out which one.
Last Week on the Blog
- Happy New Year! Sunday Post – 1/05/2020
- The Vanishing (Jayne Ann Krentz) – review and excerpt
- Lady Derring Takes a Lover by Julie Anne Long – review
- News & Notes – 1/11/2020
- Sunday Post – 1/12/2020 – this post
This Week on the Blog
- Most Anticipated Book Releases for the First Half of 2020
- Bookish Discoveries I Made In 2019 – Top Ten Tuesday, tentative
- The Backlist Reader Challenge 2019: Wind-up and Giveaway Winner
- News & Notes – 1/11/2020 – tentative
- Sunday Post – 1/12/2020 – tentative
What I’m Reading/Watching
Reading: I finished rereading Take a Thief by Mercedes Lackey and Little Men by Louisa May Alcott. Currently, I’m reading Angel in a Devil’s Arms (Julie Ann Long; ARC) and The Case of the Spellbound Child (Mercedes Lackey; library.) (Click titles for Goodreads or my review links.)
Listening: I still haven’t gotten back to The Wilhelm Conspiracy, but I will.
Watching: Warehouse 13 (Season 2), and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Season 1.)
Playing: Now that vacation is over, I have got to quit playing Merge Magic. It’s much too addictive, and it’s eating up time I could be spending reading.
Added to the Hoard
I managed an entire week without buying any Kindle books or getting any ARCs! I did pick up a couple of holds from the library (below), and I’m still waiting for some other holds to come in.
And then there’s this lovely. In November, I ordered a copy of Howl’s Moving Castle from The Folio Society as a Christmas gift for Robin. A shipping mix-up resulted in it getting marked undeliverable and sent back to The Folio Society (in England!) I contacted them right away and had them send another. The new copy arrived in time for Christmas… followed by the original copy, which FedEx said they had sent back as undeliverable. Apparently they didn’t send it back after all, and had finally figured out where to deliver it. Anyway, I contacted The Folio Society and offered to send the extra copy back, but they told me I could keep it. So… Merry Christmas to me!
When my computer died late last summer, I lost my ARC of The Dog Who Lost His Bark. (Apologies for the inadvertent rhyme!) So I borrowed it from the library. Click to see on Goodreads: The Case of the Spellbound Child; The Dog Who Lost His Bark.
Have a great week!