Sunday Post – 10/11/15

October 11, 2015 Sunday Post 12

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!

My Week

It’s been a busy but productive week. I’ve started physical therapy for my wrist/thumb, turned in an indexing project, made good headway on the Blog Ahead challenge, and started thinking about (gulp!) Christmas. The sun has come out (YAY!) and the weather has been lovely (except for a thunderstorm or two.) So all in all, I am feeling pretty good!

The big semi-annual booksale for the library starts on Friday. I’m planning to go to the preview sale Friday night. Let’s see if I can be a little more restrained in my book-buying this time!


Last Week on the Blog



This Week on the Blog

  • Mon. 10/12: The Adventuress (Tasha Alexander) tentative
  • Tues. 10/13:  Newt’s Emerald (Garth Nix) – tentative
  • Tues. 10/13:  Ten Author Duos I’d Love to See Write a Book Together (Top Ten Tuesday) – very tentative
  • Wed. 10/14: The Art of Sinning (Sabrina Jeffries) – review
  • Thurs. 10/15: Move Your Blooming Corpse (D. E. Ireland) – tentative
  • Fri. 10/16: Cold-Hearted Rake (Lisa Kleypas) – review
  • Sat. 10/17: News & Notes – 10/11/15
  • Sun. 10/18: Sunday Post – 10/11/15


What I’m Reading/Watching

I finished listening to Tamora Pierce’s Wild Magic (again.)  I devoured Lisa Kleypas’s Cold-Hearted Rake in two sittings (and I already want the sequel!), and started The Adventuressbut other than that I have gotten very little reading done. I’m still working on Spinning Starlight by R. C. Lewis, and I still need to get back to Forever Your Earl (Eva Leigh) and Move Your Blooming Corpse (D. E. Ireland) – not to mention starting Newt’s Emeraldwhich comes out next Tuesday!

We’re still watching season 5 of Star Trek: Deep Space 9. The Dominion War has started, so each episode kind of flows into the next – it makes us want to binge watch to see what happens next, but given our schedules, we can’t manage more than an episode a night.


New Additions to the Hoard

These are from the last two weeks!


For Review


Many, many thanks to Avon!


From the Library

I hope I have time to read these before they have to go back to the library!


Purchased (Print)


Purchased for Kindle

Rose Daughter, An Old Betrayal, and The Name of the Rose are books I’ve read but wanted for Kindle. All the others are new to me. All of them were on sale, except The Traitor Baru Cormorant, which I got at the Kindle Matchbook price because we bought a hardcover copy for Robin. (Seth Dickinson was one of the staffers at the Alpha Writers Workshop which she attended in 2013 and 2014. We’re very excited to see his book published!)

Have a great week, everybody, and happy reading!


12 Responses to “Sunday Post – 10/11/15”

  1. Katherine @ I Wish I Lived in a Library

    I’m glad to hear you enjoyed the Lisa Kleypas so much. She’s one of my favorite authors but I haven’t read anything by her in awhile. I also really want to try Charles Finch and Tasha Alexander. Hope you got some great books at the library sale and I hope your physical therapy is going well. Have a great week!
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  2. Lola

    Sounds like you had a good, but busy week. You definitely got a lot of thgins done! Yay for making progress on Blog Ahead. It’s a great challenge, I love how motivated I always get during Blog Ahead to get those posts written. Nice haul you got this week, lots of great covers. I hope you’ll have a great week!
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  3. Greg

    I guess it is almost time to start thinking about Christmas . Coming up quick! It’s nice that Star trek is on Netflix, I’m tempted to back and watch a few!

    The Shattered Glass was one of my favorite Tasha Alexander’s, I liked that one a lot.
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  4. Bea @Bea's Book Nook

    Ack! I forgot to include The Martian in Sunday Post. Oh well, I can put it in next week’s.I got the audiobook for free. 🙂 You got a lot of books, and you have a library sale coming up? Heh, your TBR pile is growing and growing and ….

    I hope this week goes smoothly and your hand is doing okay.
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  5. Melissa (My words and pages)

    Hope therapy is going well! And…We’ve been trying to start thinking about Christmas as well. I don’t want to as it’s been a tight year, but it needs to start seeping in to think about what we are to do. lol.

    Enjoy your new reads and have a great week!

  6. Deborah

    Well done on getting ahead in… Blog Ahead. And Christmas plans? No… I’m in denial that it’s fast approaching.

    I never got around to reading The Martian but watched the movie yesterday and very much enjoyed it!
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