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!
It’s been another catch-up week, with no work project. I had a doctor’s appointment on Wednesday. A good friend came over for lunch on Thursday, and we talked for hours about everything: the RWA debacle (she’s a member), racism and anti-racism generally, what books we’ve read recently, even our philosophies of decluttering. The weather has seesawed between cold and warm, but the dangerous storms that swept through the middle of the country and the south passed us by with a lot of wind (the first one), and then rain and sleet (the second one.) Today and tomorrow we will be taking down the Christmas decorations, including the scene.
Last Week on the Blog
- Sunday Post – 1/12/2020
- Most Anticipated Book Releases for January–June 2020
- Farewell, Christopher Tolkien
- News & Notes – 1/18/2020
- Sunday Post – 1/19/2020 – this post
This Week on the Blog
- Sunday Post – 1/19/2020
- The Most Recent Additions to My Bookshelves – Top Ten Tuesday
- Almost Just Friends by Jill Shalvis – review
- News & Notes – 1/25/2020
- Sunday Post – 1/26/2020
What I’m Reading/Watching
Reading: I finished reading Angel in a Devil’s Arms (Julie Ann Long; ARC), The Case of the Spellbound Child (Mercedes Lackey; library), and Jackson (Emily March; gift.) Currently I am reading Almost Just Friends by Jill Shalvis (ARC) and Decluttering at the Speed of Life (Dana K. White; library.) The COYER Buddy Read readathon begins on Sunday, so over the next two weeks I’ll be reading Memories and Murder (Lynn Cahoon; ARC) and A Curse So Dark and Lonely (Brigid Kemmerer; ARC), each with a different buddy. (Click titles for Goodreads or my review links.)
Listening: I finished The Wilhelm Conspiracy, a Sherlock Holmes pastiche by Charles Veley. The plot is rather convoluted, but I enjoyed Edward Petherbridge’s narration. (He played Lord Peter Wimsey in the BBC productions featuring Lord Peter and Harriet Vane.) I’m not sure what I will listen to next.
Watching: A couple of episodes of Warehouse 13 (season 2) this week, and we finished Season 1 of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.
Added to the Hoard
Click to see on Goodreads: The Guinevere Deception; Aunt Dimity and the Heart of Gold; Decluttering at the Speed of Life; Making Space, Clutter Free. I have an e-ARC of The Guinevere Deception, which is what I’ll be reading (for COYER), but I wanted to borrow a physical copy for an Instagram photo.
Purchased (Kindle, print, or audio)
I only bought two this week: Jo’s Boys by Louisa May Alcott, and Love Saves the Day by Gwen Cooper. I reviewed the latter in 2013, and loved it, but I didn’t have a copy, so I grabbed the Kindle edition when it went on sale.
Have a great week, and a very happy New Year!
The decluttering books look interesting! I wish I could get my husband into that (although, to be fair, I can be a clutterbug, too!).
I think a lot of us can! My husband and I are pretty well matched when it comes to creating clutter, though we tend to accumulate (and become attached to) different types of things, with some exceptions (like photos — we both have a hard time letting go of those.)
Ooo, some good looking titles. I see you are working on decluttering. I need to do that too so I’ll be curious to hear if you recommend those books.
Happy reading, and take care!
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We’ve been in the same house for 26 years, and in addition to the stuff we’ve accumulated, we inherited some things when my in-laws downsized and more when they died. So there’s a lot to go through and prune. Including more than two bookcases of books I haven’t read yet, some of which have been sitting there for more than 2 or 3 years. It’s hard to let go of books, but if I haven’t read it in all that time, maybe I’m not that interested. And if I change my mind in a few years, there’s always the library, used bookstores, and the internet. As my sister says, “Let the universe store it.”
After commenting previously, I decided to check my ebooks and discovered I’d downloaded several decluttering books I’d forgotten about. I should read them, see if they help. 😀 😀
If you find that any are useful, please let me know! I think sometimes it takes finding the voice and approach that speaks to you the most. Marie Kondo seems to work for a lot of people, but it’s just overwhelming for me. I can’t take the time to go through my whole wardrobe or all 19 bookcases of books at once… and I can’t make that many emotionally-laden decisions at once. That’s why I’m hoping that Decluttering at the Speed of Life will help: it takes the emotional stuff into consideration, and also the fact that most people have limited time and have to do this over a long period of time.
Katherine @ I Wish I Lived in a Library
Sounds like a nice visit with your friend. I’m curious abut the Decluttering book. I stay on top of it reasonably well but I could always use more inspiration! I have the Aunt Dimity book and should really try it. I’ve been wanting to try that series for years! Hope you’re having a great week!