The Sunday Post is hosted by the wonderful Kimba, 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!
I split the week between trips to town for PT and the last of my regular checkups, working on music for my choruses, and doing some blogging and spinning. It’s been nice to have time for the creative stuff, but I have a new indexing project with a short deadline coming Monday, so things are about to get very busy for the next few weeks.
Yesterday, Mr. Bookwyrm and I went to the Fall Fiber Festival and Montpelier Sheepdog Trials, which is always a lot of fun. I spent so much time talking with other spinners and knitters and roaming the vendor tents that I never had a chance to watch the sheepdogs, but Mr. Bookwyrm took photos. I bought some gorgeous fluffy fiber for spinning, and two sets of yarn for shawls.
Last Week on the Blog
- Sunday Post –9/30/2018
- Top Ten Authors I’d Love to Meet—And Some I’ve Met – Top Ten Tuesday
- ARCtober 2018 Reading Challenge Goals
- Why Not Tonight? (Susan Mallery) – review
- News & Notes – 10/06/2018
- Sunday Post –10/07/2018 – this post
Upcoming on the Blog
- Dewey’s 24-Hour Readathon is coming up!
- WIP Wednesday – 10/10/2018
- From the Vault: Princess of the Midnight Ball (Jessica Day George) – review
- News & Notes – 10/13/2018
- Sunday Post –10/14/2018
Blog Ahead Challenge update
I’ve written 1 post for the Blog Ahead challenge… a lot fewer than I had hoped.
What I’m Reading/Watching
Reading: I received an ARC of Jayne Ann Krentz’s Untouchable this week, and I couldn’t resist—I dived straight in and finished it in a night. I’m rereading The Unlikely Ones by Mary Brown, a fantasy novel I loved when I read it almost 30 years ago. It’s still good, and the prose is often lovely. And I’ve started two ARCs: The Bartered Brides (Mercedes Lackey) and Not Quite Over You (Susan Mallery). The Lackey turned out to be a bit gruesome for reading in bed, at least in the chapter I reached the other night, so I grabbed the Mallery, figuring a nice cheerful romance would be a good antidote.
In ongoing books, I really need to get back to The Underwater Ballroom (anthology; ARC), and I haven’t looked at Year of Wonder: Classical Music for Every Day at all this week.
Listening to: I finished The Firebird by Susanna Kearsley, which I loved. I hadn’t realized there was a whole community of Jacobites in 18th-century St. Petersburg, so it opened up a bit of history I’ve never encountered before. Now I am listening to The Calculating Stars, which is written and narrated by Mary Robinette Kowal. It’s wonderful… but the first several chapters will chill your blood and wrench your heart, especially if you live on the East Coast.
Watching: Swallows and Amazons (BBC movie, on DVD), and several episodes of Cadfael, “The Holy Thief,” “The Sanctuary Sparrow,” “Monk’s Hood,” and “The Virgin in the Ice.” An episode per night is as close as Mr. Bookwyrm and I usually come to binge-watching! For some reason, I was really stressed out on Friday evening, so I watched a Miss Marple mystery while spinning my latest project.
New Additions to the Hoard
Cover links take you to Goodreads.
For Review or Review Consideration
Purchased in Audible or Audiobook CD
Both of these were $1.99 because I bought the Kindle version at some point.
Purchased for Kindle
Can you tell it’s the first week of the month, and Amazon put out a whole new batch of Kindle Monthly Deals? Also that I’m on a bit of a fantasy/SF kick at the moment?