Sunday Post – 10/12/14

October 12, 2014 Sunday Post 28

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

Hurray, it’s fall! Break out the handknit socks! Seriously, I love this time of year. I love the turning leaves, the cool crisp air, and the excuse to cozy up in lovely warm knits.

It’s been a busy week. I’m still making progress in learning to work with WordPress and do more HTML. And I’ve gotten somewhat caught up on posts – I’ve got posts scheduled through Oct. 20 (except the Saturday and Sunday ones.) I also spent a good part of Saturday running around (virtually) and commenting on blogs I hadn’t visited in a while, which was a lot of fun. That’s the good news; the bad is that I’m behind on several other things, including indexing.

I’ve noticed a few of the blogs I follow have stopped posting just in the last month or two. It’s the first time any of the blogs I check in on regularly have gone on hiatus without announcing why, and it’s got me a little worried. I hope that the bloggers involved are just really busy with other things, and not sick  or dealing with a crisis – or even just sick and tired of blogging.

Another weird thing – all of a sudden, I can’t comment on some (or all?) Blogger blogs that use IntenseDebate. Not even as a guest. When I press the comment button, I get nada, zilch, zip. It’s as if the plugin is broken, but other people seem to be commenting. I’ve rebooted my computer, updated everything I can think of, and nothing helps. So if I haven’t commented on your brilliant reviews recently, and you fit that category – my apologies, and I’ve been trying!

This coming Friday night, I’m headed to the massive biennial booksale at the library. I know, I know – I don’t need any more books, right? I will try to be sensible this time!


Last Week on the Blog

Wouldn't It Be Deadly (D. E. Ireland)


This Week on the Blog





New Additions to the Hoard

For Review:



Many thanks to Kensington Books and Harlequin!

 Bought or Free for Kindle:
Bought used:
Borrowed from the library:
Rick Riordan_Heroes of Olympus #5_Blood of Olympus


That’s it for this week! Happy reading!

28 Responses to “Sunday Post – 10/12/14”

  1. kimbacaffeinate

    I hate intense database with a passion, it always gives me trouble. I have seen similar things with blogs stopping their posts and a few who have quit. It saddens me. Loving the historical you picked up! Hope your week is simply awesome Lark!
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    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      It’s so weird that it just stopped working for me (IntenseDebate, I mean.) And I know what you mean about being sad when good bloggers quit – I always wonder was it just burnout (understandable) or did something happen, or change in their life. I can see myself having to stop under some circumstances, but I’d like to keep going, even if my life circumstances sometimes mean cutting back for a while.

      Have a great week, Kimba!

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      I do enjoy a good historical romance and I love well-written historical mysteries! All the Christmas romances are contemporaries, though; I like those, too.

  2. Greg

    I’ve noticed some favorite blogs being conspicuously silent as well… hopefully it’s temporary. Enjoy the fall weather, and the booksale too.

    League of Pirates and the new Riordan both look great. I was going to read Pirates ages ago and never did- your post reminded me of that one! It looks so fun.
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    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      The blog silences seem to correspond roughly with the start of school, so that may have something to do with it. Thanks for the fall and booksale wishes, and the same to you – well, enjoy the fall gorgeousness, and any booksales/stores you may get to!

      I wanted to read League of Pirates as an ARC, but the “letters” and other figures weren’t enlargeable, so I couldn’t. Luckily my local library finally got a copy, and they’re getting book 2 as well (which I’m on the hold list for.) As for the Riordan, if I don’t get the whole Heroes of Olympus series read now that book 5 is out, ‘Robin’ may commit matricide. (Figuratively speaking, of course.) She’s been itching for me to read them since the first one came out. That’s my reading for this week!

  3. Katherine @ I Wish I Lived in a Library

    Oh those library sales are dangerous! I haven’t been to any in awhile but there always a lot of fun. I enjoyed Better Homes and Hauntings but I read it when I was a little under the weather and I just wanted fun and fluff and it was exactly that! I had a bit of a book crush on Deacon! I’ve got the Laura Lee Gurhke you have but haven’t read it and I’m really wanting the Tessa Dare. Looks like you had some great reviews! I’m looking forward to getting all caught up on my reading this week since I got a bit behind while out of town. Have a great week!
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    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      Good to hear that you enjoyed BH&H – light and fluffy is exactly what I’m going to need this month. (Heavy-duty freelance projects, both in terms of quantity and subject matter.) Have a great week, and thanks for stopping by!

  4. Berls @ Fantasy is More Fun

    I’m here, I’m back! LOL! I’ll be all conceited and assume I’m one of the missing bloggers you were talking about 😉 It’s good to be back though – now if only I could be as ahead of things as you! I’m a bit ahead, but not near as much as I would like!

    You’ve got all kinds of goodies this week – you just reminded me that I need to catch up on Rick Rioridan’s series – I read the Mark of Athena when it came out and then I became a blogger and lost track! And I still need to catch up with the Keri Arthur series. I read the first one, loved it and then well, you know how these things go. I look forward to your review though 🙂
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    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      You were indeed, and I’m so glad you’re back! And oh, I do like being ahead – it makes me feel less stressed – but it won’t last, not with the month of freelance projects I’ve got in store. Eeeep!

  5. Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

    Happy fall-break, Lark! I agree, when the colors change, everything is so beautiful! I wish it wasn’t raining so hard where I am, though 🙂
    I had the same problem with commenting a while back, and the reason ended up being that my java wasn’t up to date… I hope you’ll be able to figure it out.
    You got some great- books this week, I hope you’ll enjoy them all 🙂 Happy reading.
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    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      Substitute tea for coffee, and I’m right with you! (Coffee doesn’t agree with me anymore, though I still love the smell.)

  6. Kat @ Pages and Tea

    I absolutely love this time of year too – Fall is definitely my favourite season. There’s nothing like coming in from the cold to a nice warm house and being able to settle down with a good book.

    Wouldn’t It Be Deadly sounds amazing. I am such a huge fan of My Fair Lady that I’m sure it’s a book which would appeal to me.

    I also really fancy starting the Riordan books as I’ve not read any of them yet. I did see the first Percy Jackson movie, and enjoyed it, so can’t think why I’ve never been tempted until now to try the books.

    Have a great week!
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    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      I loved the first Percy Jackson books (and they’re better than the movie!), but when this series started, I decided I was waiting on enough series, and I’d let him finish the series before reading them. Not sure I can wait that long to start the next series, though! He’s going to do Norse mythology, and it looks like the MC will be a distant cousin of Annabeth’s (maybe.)

  7. Catherine @ Book Club Librarian

    Fantastic book haul, Lark! There are several you’ve featured that I want to know more about, like Wouldn’t It Be Deadly…

    I share your concerns about the bloggers who seem to have disappeared…I try to check in regularly with those who are on my radar screen.

    Have a great reading week and enjoy the library book sale. Don’t worry about getting too many books–you are supporting the library, so it’s okay to buy, buy, buy 🙂
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    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      I’ve heard so many good things about the Abhorsen books, I thought I ought to try them. And I enjoyed A Dangerous Talent, but then, I usually like Aaron Elkins!

  8. Bea @Bea's Book Nook

    Wow, fantastic book week and it looks like Christmas! Are you doing the Ho-Ho-Ho Read-A-Thon?

    There are several blogs that use IntenseDebate where I can not comment yet there are blogs that have it where I have no trouble. It’s frustrating.

    I’m curious to see what you think of the Harper book; I usually like her writing but that one didn’t work for me.

    Anyway, happy reading!
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    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      I am indeed doing the Ho-Ho-Ho RAT! Though it may be tricky as I have a big project due that week. Interesting that the IntenseDebate problem varies blog-to-blog. Most of the time, if it’s working, I don’t notice, but there are two blogs I currently can’t comment on, darn it!