Sunday Post – 10/27/2019

October 27, 2019 Sunday Post 10

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

This week, we saw the second play of our Broadway touring season, The Play That Goes WRONG. It was hysterical! I don’t think I’ve laughed that hard or that much in months. It’s a very slapstick farce, sort of Agatha Christie meets Monty Python meets the Three Stooges. Afterward, my husband said, “I think you really needed that” (or words to that effect.) Yes. Yes, I did.

The rest of the week was relatively uneventful. My birthday was this week, but other than the play earlier in the week, we kept it pretty low key (by my choice), celebrating quietly at home with cake and ice cream, cards and a few presents (Captain Marvel and several braids of spinning fiber — yay!) I had gotten my major birthday and Christmas present early, about a month ago — a little travel spinning wheel, which I love! It occurs to me that I never showed it to you, so here it is:

A Louet Victoria S95 spinning wheel and lazy kate with two empty bobbons. They are sitting on a  weathered front porch. The Victoria is a double-treadle castle wheel (an upright wheel, with the flyer above the wheel); it has a modern aesthetic. The circular wheel itself looks like a peace sign, with three oval cutouts.
My travel wheel (a Louet Victoria S95)

It folds down relatively flat for transport, and is small enough in its carry-bag to fit in the overhead compartment of an airplane. So I’ll be taking it along on my Christmas vacation, and Robin and I can spin together for the first time.

Last Week on the Blog

This Week on the Blog

  • TTT Repost: Halloween Reading That Won’t Give You Nightmares
  • News & Notes – 11/02/2019 – tentative
  • Sunday Post – 11/03/2019 – tentative

What I’m Reading/Watching

Reading: This week, I read A Legacy of Murder, a mystery by Connie Berry that lies somewhere between “cozy” and “traditional”; I liked it very much. I also read Heather Graham’s latest Krewe of Hunters book, The Stalking, and Someone to Remember by Mary Balogh (ARC.) Thanks to Tea & Strumpetsdiscussions of the first two Bridgerton romances (episodes 6 and 7 of their podcast), I decided to reread Julia Quinn’s The Viscount Who Loved Me. I’m still reading The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet (Becky Chambers) for #ReadForGrace, and I’m debating what else to start next. (Click titles for review or Goodreads links.)

Listening: I started listening to The Perilous Gard, one of my favorite books to read in October. I was surprised to realize that I have never done a full-scale review of it, though I’ve included it in a number of Top Ten posts, including a Halloween book list. I am also in the middle of episode #007 of Tea & Strumpets, about The Viscount Who Loved Me. I decided to reread the book before finishing their review/discussion, which is spoilery for newbies but great fun for people who have already read the book.

Watching: In addition to the play I talked about above, we have been watching season 5 of Eureka. I really don’t want it to come to an end! And last night, we started a rewatch of The Secret Adversary, the first Tommy and Tuppence mystery — not the newer remake, but the 1983 version starring Francesca Annis and James Warwick.

Added to the Hoard

Library Haul

Click to learn more on Goodreads: The Stalking; The Dog Who Lost His Bark

Purchased (Kindle, print, or audio)

Click to see on Goodreads: The Perilous Gard; King of Scars; Candle in the Window; Died in the Wool (Mullet); A Legacy of Murder; Good Omens

Have a great week!

10 Responses to “Sunday Post – 10/27/2019”

  1. Sam@wlabb

    Happy belated birthday! I am all about the low key birthday. It makes my mother nuts, because she always wants to have the wait staff sing, if we go out (which we did this year). Me? I just want some cake and free meal. Easy, right? That play sounds like so much fun. Monty Python was an obsession when I was a teen. So funny.

  2. Nicole @ BookWyrmKnits

    Happy belated birthday! Sometimes low-key celebrations can be the best. I love your new wheel! I’ve been wanting a double treadle wheel, maybe a travel wheel would be the way to go. Hmm. Things to consider.

    How are you liking Long Way to a Small Angry Planet? I’ve been meaning to start that one, but haven’t yet.
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  3. Berls

    I’m glad that play was so much fun – sounds like you had a good laugh, which you definitely needed 🙂 Happy Birthday!!! Hope you’re having a good week!

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