Sunday Post – January 17, 2020

January 17, 2021 Sunday Post 11

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!

This Week

We took down the scene yesterday (our Christmas villages; see my Dec. 27 post.) We plan to take down the Christmas tree this afternoon. Other than that, not much has happened here. I started a new index this week. And I’m finally spinning again, plying up some singles I spun last summer and fall.

The Backlist Reader Challenge

The Backlist Reader Challenge 2021

The Backlist Reader Challenge sign-up linky is live, and it’s not too late to sign up. Come join me in 2021 as we read books that have been on our TBR lists or piles for a good long while.

Last Week on the Blog

Looking Ahead

What I’m Reading/Watching

Reading: I read The Forever Girl by Jill Shalvis (ARC) and Amendment of Life by Catherine Aird (Christmas gift.) And I finished rereading Pilgrim’s Inn, a lovely novel by one of my favorite authors, Elizabeth Goudge. (I reviewed it in 2015.) And I finally read (most of) Knitting Without Tears, by Elizabeth Zimmerman. (I read most of it, but skimmed a few of the specific pattern sections, reading her suggestions and observations but not all the pattern directions in detail.)

Now I’m reading The Daughter of Sherlock Holmes by Leonard Goldberg: a buddy read with Tarissa of In the Bookcase, for a COYER readathon where you read something from a friend’s TBR list. (Click title for Goodreads page or my review.)

Watching: We finally watched Bridge of Spies, which was very good. And we are slowly continuing with Discovery, season 3, and Aerial America.

Playing: Carcassonne, Merge Magic, DragonVale, and Pokemon Go. And I subscribed to the NYT games, so I can play the daily crossword and their Spelling Bee game.

Added to the Hoard

For Review or Consideration

Thank you to Lyrical Press (Kensington) for Picture Perfect Frame!

Purchased (Kindle, print, or audio)

Print: Knit Wear Love; Geek Knits.

Kindle: False Scent; Hand in Glove; Dead Water; Collected Short Stories; The Vine Witch

Audiobooks (Audible,, or Chirp): The Shell-Seekers; The Bright and Breaking Sea (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.

11 Responses to “Sunday Post – January 17, 2020”

  1. Anne - Books of My Heart

    I’m glad you were able to move onto some projects. I was hoping but my issues have kept me to minimal movement for 3 weeks. I have Knitting Without Tears and I think maybe another book or two of Zimmermans. Her daughter wrote a lace book and I think I have that also. I hope you enjoy the Daughter of Sherlock Holmes. I loved it on audio because it’s Steve West.
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  2. Yvonne

    All of your books look so good. I love Lynn Cahoon’s series. I actually read my first book for the Backlist Reader Challenge. I hope you have a great week!

  3. Katherine

    If I remember right False Scent is my favorite Marsh mystery. Is it the one involving the actress? Love that one! I have the first Catherine Aird on my upcoming shelf and I think I’m going to read it in February. I’ve read a few and enjoyed them but would like to go back and start at the beginning of her series. I hope you have a great week.

  4. Greg

    We left our stuff up longer this year, which was nice, but we never did get our Christmas village out! I love the look of your books, some nice covers!!

    The Krentz series is on my radar. 🙂
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  5. Nicole @ BookWyrm Knits

    LOL, that Geek Knits book looks amusing! Good to hear you’re getting back to spinning. I need to do that too — I bought some pretty new fiber at the end of last year that I want to spin up — but I also just started a sweater test knit so that will be taking up most of my craft time for a while. Maybe I can spin as a break from test knitting.

    I’m curious about the Daughter of Sherlock Holmes! I love a good Holmesian spin-off or retelling.
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  6. Berls

    I bet it feels good to be spinning again! I’m always so quick to clean up christmas – January 1st pretty much every year. I love the decorations but I’m also always ready to have them cleaned up. I bet cleaning up your village was a big job though.

    Have a great week!!
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    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      It feels great to be spinning again!

      Putting away the scene takes most of a day. Every little figurine is wrapped in tissue paper (actually 2-ply toilet paper), and packed into boxes. The trees are each wrapped separately, with the pine cone trees in one box and the sissal trees in another. The houses my uncle made are wrapped in layers and layers of soft paper, because they are so fragile. And the resin and ceramic houses have to be carefully wrapped as well, lest they chip. We did the scene on Saturday and the tree on Sunday, and it wiped me out. But it’s absolutly worth it!

  7. Iza

    I read Pilgrim’s inn so many years ago, it left me a lasting lovely memory. I see you got Ngaio Marsh, enjoy ! And I heard the historical series by Chloe Neill is great – I adored her Chicagoland vampires. I’m curious about the Daughter of Sherlock Holmes (who was his mother ?!). Have a great week !
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    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      I love Elizabeth Goudge, and Pilgrim’s Inn is one of my favorites. I also love Ngaio Marsh’s Roderick Alleyn books; I’m replacing my mass-market paperbacks with Kindle copies, because my eyes no longer handle small print as easily as they use to. (And because Kindle books don’t take up any room.)

      As for the mother of Holmes’s daughter… there’s really only one woman in the stories that it’s likely to be, right?