Sunday Post – October 11, 2020

October 11, 2020 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

Three early-morning medical appointments in one week! Don’t worry, I’m fine as far as I know; two were routine checkups (plus my flu shot) and one was a test I get periodically. And I got my flu shot. But it meant driving into town three days in a row.

I was hoping to settle back into the quiet life this week, but it looks like we are going to have to replace one of the cars — our faithful van. We did some repairs recently, but one or two rather major things seem to be going as well, and it’s probably not worth the expense to repair those also. So we’re looking for another vehicle instead. Not our first choice, especially during a pandemic, but… well, there it is. So we’ll be doing some test drives this week, and hoping to find something comfortable with good gas mileage, good road handling, and decent cargo capacity — at a reasonable price. We don’t ask much, do we? 🤣

Last Week on the Blog

This Week on the Blog

  • Books with Extra-Long Titles – Top Ten Tuesday, tentative
  • News & Notes – 10/17/2020 – tentative
  • Sunday Post – 10/18/2020 – tentative

What I’m Reading/Watching

Reading: I completed my reread of Nora Roberts’s Cousins O’Dwyer series: Dark Witch, Shadow Spell, and Blood Magick. I also read A Game of Fox and Squirrels by Jenn Reese. And I started rereading A Discovery of Witches, the first book in Deborah Harkness’s All Souls Trilogy. (Click title for Goodreads page or my review.)

Listening: I finished Passing Strange and Last Respects by Catherine Aird. Now I am listening to Catfishing on CatNet by Naomi Kritzer, which is really charming so far. I need to get back to Binti (Nnedi Okorafor) at some point.

Watching: We’re still continuing with Warehouse 13 and Aerial America, and we started (re)watching All Creatures Great and Small. I’d forgotten how much I love the series, and it’s a great choice for right now. The Yorkshire Dales between the wars is both scenic and far removed from here-and-now, the humor and warmth of the characters is comforting, and if I don’t have animals of my own, at least I can enjoy the ones onscreen, from dogs and the occasional cat to cows, sheep, and horses.

Added to the Hoard

For Review or Consideration

Book cover: All the Colors of Night, by Jayne Ann Krentz

Thank you to Berkley for All the Colors of Night. (Click title for Goodreads page or my review.)

Purchased (Kindle, print, or audio)

Kindle: A Cowboy to Remember; Since the Surrender; Inventing English Audiobooks (Audible, Libro.fm, or Chirp): Last Respects. (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.

7 Responses to “Sunday Post – October 11, 2020”

  1. Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer

    I am excited you are beginning the All Souls Trilogy. I love, love, love the books. You know after our last car began having issues, we finally decided on a lease. All we need to pay for is oil changes, our insurance actually dropped because we have the latest safety feature and we get a new car every 3 years. We only have one car now, since I work from home. It totally works for us. Food for thought.
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    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      Oh, I love the All Souls trilogy! This will be my third time through it (and probably my fourth or fifth for book one.) But I haven’t reread them since around 2016, for some reason. So it’s high time.

      Thank you for your thoughts on leasing a car. We hadn’t considered it, mostly because we usually keep cars until they die of old age, but it’s something to think about.

  2. Anne - Books of My Heart

    yes I need to get onto the flu shots soon. My doctor said October. I have a Chevy Volt hybrid I like which is where I went after my much loved minivan. It was 6 months old and had 9,600 miles on it. I almost never use gas because it gets about 60 miles a day on electric. I haven’t gotten gas since March this year. But the cargo space isn’t as much as the van had. It’s good but I haul lots of stuff. Happy reading!

    Anne – Books of My Heart This is my Sunday Post

  3. Nicci @ Sunny Buzzy Books

    I enjoyed the Discovery of Witches! I hope to read the others in the series soon especially with S2 of the TV show airing in January!

    Good luck with finding a new van! Hope you have a good week.

  4. Katherine

    We hit that point a few years ago with my car. I hated to see it go (and see a car payment again!) but it was heading towards throwing good money after bad. I ended up with a Rav4 which I wasn’t expecting to like but I really do. It handles great and is pretty fun to drive. We got flu shots this week too. They’re required for patients and caregivers and with a COVID + flu season I am taking no chances! I’m behind on my Jayne Ann Krentz books but I need to catch up! They seem like perfect books for right now. Have a great week!

  5. Jan @ Notes from a Readerholic

    I love All Creatures Great and Small. I haven’t watched it for a long time, but it would be great to watch during these times. I’m sorry you’re going to have to get a new car. That’s always a big job, but during the pandemic I think it would be even more so.

    I hope the rest of your week goes well, Lark.

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