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!