Sunday Post – 10/18/15

October 18, 2015 Sunday Post 22

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 another busy week. I have a short-turnaround indexing project due Monday, so I’ve been working a lot of hours. My wrist is hurting again from all the computer work, which is discouraging, but thank goodness for Dragon (voice recognition software)! (I love that it’s called Dragon–so appropriate for this bookwyrm, don’t you think?)

I managed to avoid buying any books at the library booksale by not going to it. It’s the first time I’ve missed it in years, but I just had too much work this weekend. And my TBR shelves are probably relieved that I won’t be piling any more books on them!

This coming Friday, to celebrate my upcoming birthday, Mr. Bookwyrm is taking me to see Sister Act (the musical) at the local dinner theater. It looks fantastic, and I’ve heard good things from people who’ve gone to see it. I can’t wait!


Last Week on the Blog



This Week on the Blog

  • Mon. 10/19: Hunter (Mercedes Lackey) – review
  • Tues. 10/20:  Ten Wishes I’d Ask the Book Genie to Grant Me – Top Ten Tuesday – tentative
  • Wed. 10/21: In the Dragon’s Eye: Manners & Mutiny – Waiting on Wednesday
  • Thurs. 10/22: TBD
  • Fri. 10/23: TBD
  • Sat. 10/24: News & Notes – 10/24/15
  • Sun. 10/25: Sunday Post – 10/25/15


What I’m Reading/Watching

I finished listening to Tamora Pierce’s Wolf-Speaker (again) and started back up with The Night Circus. I finished The Adventuress (click for review) and plowed through Nora Roberts’ Whiskey Beach and Mercedes Lackey’s Closer to the Heart, both of which I borrowed from the library. When I’m working this hard, I find it really difficult to get into a new book; my brain is tired at the end of the day and wants something familiar or at least predictable. So I haven’t made much progress on my ARCs this past week. I hope that changes in the coming week – I’ve got a lot of books I need to read!

We’re still watching season 6 of Star Trek: Deep Space 9, but I put it on hold Friday to watch Strong Poison, the first of the Lord Peter Wimsey/Harriet Vane trio with Edward Petherbridge and Harriet Walter. I tend to gravitate toward British mysteries when I’m stressed out, and prefer ones I’ve seen before so there’s no tension, just the pleasure of watching.


New Additions to the Hoard

These are from the last two weeks!

For Review


From the Library

My interlibrary loan finally came through! I had this as an ARC, but it had a technical glitch and I couldn’t read it. I’ve been waiting a long time to get my hands on a real copy.


Purchased for Kindle

I’ve read Thunder and Roses and A Gift of Dragons before, but the others are new to me.

Have a great week, everybody, and happy reading!


22 Responses to “Sunday Post – 10/18/15”

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      I’m not sure it’s restraint – more like desperation! I’m so swamped with books, both ARCs and TBRs, that I feel really overwhelmed. So cutting back on review books helps me feel like I’m making at least a little dent in my book piles.

  1. Lola

    I have heard from a few authors they use voice recognition software, but I haven’t used it myself yet. It just seems so weird to talk instead of type. It is fun that the program you use is called Dragon.

    My boyfriend and I are watching Star Trek Voyager and are almost finished with the last season, maybe wll start another star trek series after this.

    I hope you’ll have a great week that’s a bit less busy!
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    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      Well, I’m not sure it will slow down much, but we’ll see! Enjoy Voyager, and I hope you try some of the other ST series. 🙂

  2. Bea @Bea's Book Nook

    Oh, happy birthday! Sister Act should be fun on the stage, enjoy!

    I also need familiar books when I’m stressed; I hope your stress level evens out soon and your wrist calms down again.

    Love your new books 🙂 Have a great week!
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  3. Katherine @ I Wish I Lived in a Library

    Happy birthday! I’ve watched a lot of the Poirot and Marple movies but have never watched any of Lord Peter Wimsey’s though I’d love to. I’ll have to look for them. I hope you enjoy your new books! I really liked The Hidden (better than I’ve like the last few especially) and Laura Lee Guhrke is one of my favorite historical authors though I haven’t read her in ages. Have a great week!
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    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      I love the Poirot series, and the Miss Marple series with Joan Hickson. (The latter are among my top “go-to” comfort movies.) There are actually two Lord Peter series. The first were done in the 1970s, with Ian Carmichael as Peter. There are six of those, but not any of the Harriet Vane stories. Then in the 1980s, they did another series with Edward Petherbridge – just the first three Harriet Vane stories, none of the others. They couldn’t do Busman’s Honeymoon because it had been revived for the stage (Sayers originally wrote it as a stage play) so they couldn’t get the rights.

      I’m looking forward to that Guhrke book and the Heather Graham – whenever I can squeeze them in!

  4. Greg

    Dragon! That is funny! I hope you enjoy your birthday, and the dinner show. Your review of The Adventuress is the first one I’ve seen, so I was glad to hear it’s pretty good. Lookig forward to it.
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  5. Deborah

    Sorry to hear your wrist is playing up. Do you have a wrist guard or any sort of support you can use when you have a lot of work on?

    And well done on NOT buying any new books. I can certainly relate!
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    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      I do have a brace – two of them, a soft one and one with metal splints in it. It helps, but what I really need to do is learn to use the mouse with my left hand consistently, and rest the right one.

  6. R_Hunt @ View From My Home

    Too bad you have so much indexing work with your sore wrist. I’ve had it before and it’s miserable!

    You should enjoy Sister Act– I’ve never seen it, but I’ve seen clips of the movie and the play on TV and looked very cute and worthwhile.

    I wouldn’t be able to turn down a library sale– oh no! I fill those bags and bring them home… and wind up donating half of them back to a charity shop, lol. Oh well. Have a better and slower week ahead. And early happy birthday– mine is in two weeks 😉
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    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      Sister Act is going to be a blast. I loved the movie, and the dinner theater posted an interview and clip of their lead actress singing one of the songs written especially for the movie. She’s really, really good!

      I kind of had no choice about the library sale. I had to work about 11 or 12 hours a day on Friday and Saturday in order to complete an index by Monday afternoon. But it was probably for the best, since I have no will power at those things!