Sunday Post – 10/20/2019

October 20, 2019 Sunday Post 14

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

It’s been a tough week. I found out that some good and long-time friends (and fellow musicians) are moving out of state; I’m really going to miss them. And two acquaintances passed away this week, both from cancer. I’d sung with F in community choir for probably 20 years, and his son was Robin’s classmate in school. I’ll miss hearing his warm bass voice behind me in choir. B was a volunteer firefighter; his kids sang for a couple of years in the choruses I direct. They were both caring, joy-filled men, committed to their families and to their community. I went to F’s funeral yesterday. I’ll miss B’s memorial service today; instead, I’ll be directing and singing with my current choruses. Music feeds my soul, and I love working with the kids, so that should help.

Last Week on the Blog

This Week on the Blog

  • News & Notes – 10/26/2019 – tentative
  • Sunday Post –10/27/2019 – tentative

What I’m Reading/Watching

Reading: For Oct. 14’s #ReadForGrace to honor Grace of the Rebel Mommy Book Blog, who died this summer from breast cancer, I started reading The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet (Becky Chambers), which was on Grace’s TBR list when she died. I also reread the Elenium trilogy by David Eddings: The Diamond Throne, The Ruby Knight, and The Sapphire Rose. (Click titles for review or Goodreads links.)

Listening: I haven’t listened to any books since I finished A Natural History of Dragons, but I did listen to the first episode of Tea & Strumpets, a Regency romance review podcast. Their first several episodes are on the Bridgerton series by Julia Quinn, which I love.

Watching: We have been watching season 5 of Eureka.

Added to the Hoard

Purchased (Kindle, print, or audio)

Click to see on Goodreads or my review: Slightly Shady, Mortal Arts, Unnatural Death, Silver in the Wood, A Dangerous Duet, Dreamweaver Trail (reviewed)

Have a great week!

14 Responses to “Sunday Post – 10/20/2019”

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      Thank you, Kimberly. It’s the music, and also the kids; they are so cheerful and caring. I’m blessed to be able to work with them, even if its only once a week.

  1. Berls

    Ii’m so sorry for your loss Kara! It’s so hard to lose loved ones and cancer steals them way too early. I’m glad you get to work with the kids in the choir today, that will hopefully help 🙂 Sending your love and hugs!

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      Cancer sucks (if you’ll pardon the blunt language.) There are other people in my orbit who are dealing with it, and I’m praying for all of them that they come through it.

      I know that you know how working with kids can pick you right up! I love them all, from the littlest kindergartner right through the high-school seniors.

  2. Angela

    I’m so sorry for your losses! I’m glad you can find healing and peace through music.

    I just finished The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet, and I think Grace would have liked it!

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      Thank you, Angela. Singing today did help. I agree; Grace would have liked The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet. I haven’t finished it yet, but I’m enjoying it, and I’m impressed with the worldbuilding and the ease with which Chambers incorporates it into the story rather than info-dumping.

  3. Sam@wlabb

    ((HUGS)) I am so sorry to hear about your friends.

    Yeah for reading for Grace. I turned it into a whole weeklong event, and every book from my weekly TBR was from Grace’s read-shelf. She picked great books for me.

    I hope you are enjoying Eureka. I loved that show.

  4. Greg

    Oh no- I’m so sorry to hear about your friends! All my condolences and best wishes to their families, and to you as well. So sad to lose friends like that.

    I thought The Long Way To A Small Angry Planet was such a wonderful book. And I’ve never read the Elenium, I think I stopped after The Belgariad (although I read that multiple times as a teen) but those covers bring back memories!
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  5. Katherine @ I Wish I Lived in a Library

    I’m so sorry for your loss. It sounds like they were both very wonderful men and I think spending your time with children and music sounds like the best way to remember them both. If I remember right I really enjoyed A Dangerous Duet though I’d like to go back and reread it. It was one I flew through for the review and it didn’t stick as much as I’d like. I hope this week is wonderful.

  6. sjhigbee

    So sorry you have lost good friends. And glad you have music in your life and teaching children – you’re absolutely right, spending time around them is a joy and a privilege. I also loved the Becky Chambers book. Take care and have a good week.

  7. Vi @Inkvotary

    So sorry about your loss. I know how you feel. The same happened to me last year and it was terrible. Glad that music is giving you some comfort. Take care.

    I tried to follow you on Twitter, but your link on your homepage (Twitter Icon) seems to be broken (?).