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!
I don’t want to go deeply into the whys and wherefores, but our church (a military base chapel) was closed for good last night. We’ve been grieving the loss since Wednesday evening, when we got word that no priest has been found to take the contract. Last night was the final Mass, followed by a potluck — our last gathering as a group. There are other places we can go to church, of course, but it won’t be the same “family” of people we have come to love. We’ve sung in choir with some of these people since 2002 — some of them longer than that, because we switched parishes around the same time they did. We’ll try to get together with our friends as time goes on, but without that weekly contact, it will be hard to keep up with everyone.
So this week, I’ve been doing what I often do when I’m sad or anxious: I’m rereading “comfort books,” old favorites that offer the familiarity and warmth of a good friend, or of home. This time, it’s Robyn Carr’s Virgin River series. I realized yesterday, while writing this post, that subconsciously I turned to these books because they are all about community, and small-town community at that. They are indeed comforting.
On the positive side, my community choruses start this week. I begin rehearsals this afternoon with my children’s and teen choruses; the adult chorus I sing with starts up on Wednesday night. Both activities bring joy to my heart, so that should help lift the sadness a little.
Last Week on the Blog
- Mischief Managed! (Sunday Post – 9/24/2017)
- Chasing Christmas Eve by Jill Shalvis – review
- Star Trek Discovery—Episodes 1 and 2 – review
- News & Notes – 9/30/2017
- Sunday Post – 10/01/2017 – this post
Upcoming on the Blog
- Second Chance Girl by Susan Mallery – review
- Queen City Mischief & Magic Festival – tentative
- other reviews TBD
- News & Notes – 10/07/2017
- Sunday Post – 10/08/2017
What I’m Reading/Watching
Reading: As I said before, I’ve been rereading Robyn Carr all week. (No, I haven’t read all of them in a week, just the first five or six.) I still intend to get back to Murder, Magic, and What We Wore and The Waking Land, but I just haven’t had the heart or the emotional energy for anything new.
Listening to: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, in honor of last week’s Banned Books Week.
Watching: We are rewatching Sherlock seasons 1–3 so we can remind ourselves of all the clues before we watch Season 4; this week we finished up Season 3, so next up is the special (“The Abominable Bride”.) And we’ve also watched a few episodes of Father Brown; we’re now on season 4.
New Additions to the Hoard
Cover links take you to Goodreads.
For Review or Review Consideration
Purchased for Kindle
The Knocker on Death’s Door is an old favorite; Coroner’s Pidgin is a Campion mystery that I’ve never read; the Christmas novella collection sounds good; and I read and enjoyed Otherwise Engaged back in 2014 (review) but didn’t have my own copy.