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!
The weather finally turned! Gone are the mid-80s temperatures we’ve been seeing for weeks. Since the remnants of the hurricane blew through on Thursday, temperatures have dropped into the 50s and 60s, and shouldn’t go above the low 70s for the rest of the month. Time to dig out my sweaters and handknits!
Our kitty has been having a rough time. Her eating was dropping off, and she’s been grinding her teeth. Tuesday night we noticed her eye was bulging and the area around it looked swollen. Since that was one of the symptoms our Thomas-cat had in his last days, we thought we would have to say goodbye to our lovely Tasha. But the vet said he didn’t think it was a tumor in her head; she had an abscessed tooth. He pulled the tooth; she spent 2 days in the “hospital” and she’s now home on antibiotics. (Have you ever tried to give liquid antibiotics to a cat? We call it “mid-Atlantic cat wrestling.”) Anyway, we’re waiting to see if the swelling goes down with the antibiotics. She seems to be feeling somewhat better, and she’s eating better, so hopefully she’s getting over the infection and that’s all it was.
I’ll be working like mad all week, so I don’t know if I’ll get much posted this week or next.
Last Week on the Blog
- Sunday Post –10/07/2018
- 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 – this post
Upcoming on the Blog
- WIP Wednesday – tentative
- Other posts TBD
- News & Notes – 10/20/2018 – tentative
- Sunday Post –10/21/2018 – tentative
Blog Ahead Challenge update
I’ve written 1 more post for the Blog Ahead challenge. That’s a total of 2 so far… still a lot fewer than I had hoped.
What I’m Reading/Watching
Reading: I read Echoes of Evil (Heather Graham), which I borrowed from the library two weeks ago. I also finished rereading The Unlikely Ones by Mary Brown, a fantasy novel I loved when I read it almost 30 years ago, and enjoyed nearly as much this time around. And I’m working my way through two ARCs: The Bartered Brides by Mercedes Lackey and Not Quite Over You by Susan Mallery… but I kept getting sidetracked by my audiobook.
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 for the last few weeks.
Listening to: I finished The Calculating Stars by Mary Robinette Kowal. It was really good — an easy 5 stars for both writing and audio narration. Now I am listening to the sequel, The Fated Sky, which takes place several years later.
Watching: We saw one episode of Cadfael, “The Devil’s Novice.” Mr. Bookwyrm worked late all week, and I was busy with music stuff on Saturday, so that was all we had time to watch.
New Additions to the Hoard
Cover links take you to Goodreads.
For Review or Review Consideration
Purchased in Print
Thanks to a trip to the used bookstore and the library’s booksale, I found some childhood favorites, a fairytale collection, and a Nora Roberts series I haven’t read. Plus a book on children’s literature (really an encyclopedia of sorts), which for some unaccountable reason was on a shelf marked “Less Interesting Reference.” Well, I think it’s interesting! (Please excuse the color distortion in the photos. I had terrible lighting conditions, and the photos came out extremely yellow/orange. I tried to correct digitally, but it wasn’t very successful.)
Purchased in Audible or Audiobook CD
Purchased for Kindle
I already have a signed paperback of The Fated Sky, but I bought the Kindle edition so I could get the Audible version for less. (Tip: If you’re not an Audible subscriber, the Kindle+Audible deal is usually cheaper than the Audible version on its own.) Here Be Dragonnes contains the book I’m reading in hardcover (The Unlikely Ones), plus two later novels set in the same world. Since I haven’t read those yet, I thought I would pick up the collection. The other two books, Enchantress from the Stars and What I Did For a Duke, were on sale.