Sunday Post – 10/06/2019

October 6, 2019 Sunday Post 7

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!

Last Week

Fall is finally here — huzzah! I am so ready for the cooler weather, and the chance to wear my handknits again. Sadly, Virginia is also “abnormally dry” and verging on drought right now, so the leaves are drying out and falling before they get much chance to change colors.

Our first chorus rehearsals, held last Sunday (Sept. 29), went pretty well, although attendance was sparser than I would like. It usually picks up the second and third weeks, but I need to make some calls, see if I can get some more kids involved.

I turned my index in midweek and promptly started the next one. This Saturday we went to the Fall Fiber Festival and Montpelier Sheep Dog Trials, and I took my very first spinning class. (Wool, not bicycles.) I had a wonderful time, learned some useful skills, and bought… well, I almost said “too much fiber,” but I’m sure it will all get spun! And although I do buy fiber online, there’s nothing like being able to see it and feel it before you decide.

I still haven’t had time to get the post-scheduling issue fixed, and this week’s not looking good for it either. So please forgive me for posting this Sunday Post a day late!

Last Week on the Blog

This Week on the Blog

  • Read and Buried by Eva Gates – blog tour
  • News & Notes – 10/13/2019 – tentative
  • Sunday Post –10/14/2019 – tentative

What I’m Reading/Watching

Reading: I read The Dark Lord Clementine (Sarah Jean Horwitz; ARC) for this week’s tour. I reread Dark Witch and Shadow Spell, the first and second in the Cousins O’Dwyer trilogy by Nora Roberts, and I’m rereading the third, Blood Magick. I’m also still reading Read and Buried by Eva Gates, AKA Vicki Delany (ARC.) (Click titles for review or Goodreads links.)

Listening: I’m almost halfway through A Natural History of Dragons by Marie Brennan, and still really enjoying it.

Watching: We’ve been watching Ken Burns’s documentary, Country Music, which is quite good. For some reason, we started out of order, and watched episodes 5, 6, and 7 before going back to the beginning for episode 1.

Added to the Hoard

For Review or Review Consideration

Click to see on Goodreads: In the Shadow of Vesuvius (Tasha Alexander); The Country Guesthouse (Robyn Carr). Many thanks to Minotaur Books, MIRA, and Katie at Little Bird Publicity!

Purchased (Kindle, print, or audio)

Click to see on Goodreads (or my review): One Good Knight (Mercedes Lackey); A Study in Sable (Mercedes Lackey; reviewed); Child of a Hidden Sea (A. M. Dellamonica); Spells & Caramels Box Set (Erin Johnson); Prologue To Murder (Lauren Elliott)

7 Responses to “Sunday Post – 10/06/2019”

  1. Anne - Books of My Heart

    A busy and productive week. I love to see the fiber at festivals and stores. It’s so hard not to buy and I have enough I need to NOT buy since I haven’t knitted since before the move. Right now it’s all about unpacking and quilting. BUT I will get back to it.

    You have an eclectic book haul as usual. Happy reading!
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    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      I had to forcibly remind myself several times not to buy any yarn. It would take me 10 or 15 years to knit up all the yarn I already own… and that’s without spinning my own. But I did let myself go a bit when it came to the fiber!

      Eclectic is how I roll!

  2. sjhigbee

    How lovely that you are spinning – it must be wonderful to know you are acquiring a skill that your ancestors needed on a daily basis… I felt that way when I was bellringing, anyhow!

    Glad you are loving A Natural History of Dragons so much – I loved the whole series, Brennan manages to serve up a different aspect of the world with every book.

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      Mr. Bookwyrm jokes that Robin (who also spins and knits) and I are well prepared for the 18th century (or a post-apocalypse sans electricity, I suppose.) How cool that you were a bellringer! Thats’something I would love to learn, but there are a dearth of churches with a peal of bells here in the US.

  3. Katherine @ I Wish I Lived in a Library

    I love sheep dog trials! I grew up with Shelties and my dad did agility trials with them and every once in awhile he’d get the chance to do put them in with sheep and watching that instinct kick in was amazing and it’s even more amazing to watch the dogs that know what they’re doing. The spinning sounds lovely. I’ve been thinking of learning to knit but I need things to settle down just a bit first. Have a great week!

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      I love them too! Mr. Bookwyrm says they had the less-experienced dogs out on Saturday, though… and they were pretty incompetent. Especially compared to the working dogs who rounded the sheep up between each dog’s trial.

      I’d love to see what you knit when you get started! There will be time someday. 🙂