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!
This week ended on a sad note. On Wednesday, our kitty Tasha went to the vet for an antibiotic shot, because she was having trouble with the oral antibiotics prescribed after her abscessed tooth was pulled last week. The vet ended up admitting her for observation and daily antibiotic shots. The vet says she seemed to be doing well on Thursday. We were expecting to pick her up on Friday, but she died that morning, right in the vet’s arms as he was checking on her. The vet thinks her heart just gave out. She’s been going downhill since July, so it wasn’t entirely unexpected. But I wish I had been able to say goodbye to her. She spent an hour curled up on my lap on Tuesday evening, purring as I petted her, so I’m trying to think of that as our “goodbye.”
I will miss her nightly cuddles, her gentle purr, and her “singing.” In the 14 years she spent with us, she slowly went from aloof and touch-me-not to being an affectionate lap kitty — though she never did enjoy being picked up. Tenacious and feisty, she kept going for almost 3 years after her cancer diagnosis: our little miracle cat.
We will miss her very much.
I’m doing really badly on all my challenges. Blog Ahead has been basically a bust. I had to work Saturday, so I couldn’t do the Dewey 24-hour Readathon. I’ve only read a few ARCs for ARCtober. And I’m even behind on The Backlist Reader Challenge, which is even more embarrassing because I’m the host. I’ve been in a reading slump and a reviewing desert, which is really frustrating.
Last Week on the Blog
Upcoming on the Blog
- Best Villains in Science Fiction and Fantasy – Top Ten Tuesday
- WIP Wednesday – tentative
- Other posts TBD
- News & Notes – 10/27/2018 – tentative
- Sunday Post –10/28/2018 – tentative
What I’m Reading/Watching
Reading: I finished up the two ARCs I was reading: The Bartered Brides (Mercedes Lackey) and Not Quite Over You (Susan Mallery.) I also reread Divine by Mistake, which I have a strange like-dislike relationship with. (My feelings about it don’t rise to the level of love or hate.)
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 am still listening to The Fated Sky by Mary Robinette Kowal. It’s a sequel to The Calculating Stars and it’s excellent, though perhaps not quite as gripping as the first book—at least so far. I suspect things will ratchet up as the Mars Expedition gets underway.
Watching: We saw one or two episodes of Cadfael, and I watched a Miss Marple episode, “The Moving Finger,” for the umpteenth time. (It’s one of my comfort movies.)
New Additions to the Hoard
Cover links take you to Goodreads.
For Review or Review Consideration
Thank you to Lake Union Press and Little Bird Publicity.
The library book sale gave away its unsold books. There wasn’t much of interest, but I did pick up this book.
Purchased for Kindle