Sunday Post – 10/19/14

October 19, 2014 Sunday Post 28

Sunday PostThe 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

After torrential rains Thursday, it has cooled off again and the weather is gorgeous! Mr. Bookwyrm and I managed to get out for a walk yesterday to enjoy it. And today I get to work with my young singers again!

However, it’s been a frustrating week, work-wise. I haven’t made as much progress on my work projects as I need to, which means I will have to work even harder next week (and the week after that, and the one after that.) Basically, I won’t be coming up for air until mid-November. *sigh*

One thing that means is that there may be fewer posts over the next few weeks. I don’t plan to disappear entirely, but I’ll probably have to cut back on reviews a little, and I may have to miss a News & Notes post or two as well.

On the plus side, I had a good time at the huge library booksale on Friday night:

You can’t see it well, but there are three rows of tables in the first photo, and behind them the stage is full of tables, too. And there are four more rows of tables behind me – see the photo below. And boxes of books under all the tables. And two more small rooms, besides.


So it’s pretty amazing that I managed to come home with only 18 books this year. (Well, 18 for me. I picked up another 15 or so for Robin.)


Last Week on the Blog



Don’t miss the giveaway for Charles Finch’s The Laws of Murder – it runs through Wednesday!


This Week on the Blog



New Additions to the Hoard

From the Library Book Sale
  • An O’Brien Family Christmas (Sherryl Woods)
  • First Impressions (Nora Roberts)
  • Classic Folk Tales From Around the World (Robert Nye, ed.)
  • Dreamspinner, River of Dreams, and Gift of Magic (Lynn Kurland)
  • Airs Above the Ground (Mary Stewart, to replace my very worn copy)
  • Shadow Spell (Nora Roberts)
  • Quicksilver (Amanda Quick)
  • The House of Silk (Anthony Horowitz)


  • Dragonspell and Dragonquest (Donita K. Paul)
  • Impossible (Nancy Werlin)
  • Green Rider, First Rider’s Call, The High King’s Tomb, and Blackwell (Kristen Britain)


Bought for Kindle


 Happy reading, everybody!

28 Responses to “Sunday Post – 10/19/14”

  1. Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

    Wow…that is a huge sale. Congrats! Sorry work hasn’t been so great. I definitely understand that. I was looking back at my month yesterday and realized I’ve only read four books this month, so while I haven’t really cut down on blogging, I’ve definitely slacked in the reading area this month. Hope things slow down for you soon! Have a great week!

    SP & STS
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    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      I don’t see things slowing down until mid-November (and then I have personal projects – like Christmas crafting – but they are more fun!) But that’s life as a freelancer, and the benefits far outweigh the downside, so I’m good!

  2. Rita @ My Home of Books

    A great library haul. Several books I would like to read also. I’ve been away with my company, coming back on Tuesday, but don’t worry about work keeping you away. It happens, and it’s the correct priority. I love huge books sales and even if I pick up books I don’t decide to read, I can pass them on to someone. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.
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    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      Work happens – yep, it does! And I’ll get it all done; it’s just challenging. Have a great week, and I hope you get some time to read and relax!

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      Sounds good, Bea! Enjoy the book sale! Ours runs through Wednesday. I’m cashiering for it on Tuesday, which is $5/box day. I might look through what’s left of the paperback romances at that point. 😉

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      It helps that this is the headquarters library for a small city and four surrounding counties. There are at least 6 branches… though some of them hold their own, smaller sales on other dates! But actually, I’ve seen fewer books in the last three sales. I think ebooks are making an impact – people are buying hardcovers, but fewer paperbacks, and because of ebooks, they have fewer physical books to give away. Just a guess, but it makes sense.

  3. Katherine @ I Wish I Lived in a Library

    The pictures of that library sale made me drool a little! Looks so fun. I think coming out of there with 18 books is a near miracle! I haven’t read Shadow Spell yet so I’m looking forward to your review. Airs Above the Ground was one of my favorite Stewart books. Have a great week!
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    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      I put back about 8 books I thought about buying… until I thought about how many unread books I already have, and decided to stick to stuff I know I’ll get around to! Airs Above the Ground is one of my favorite Mary Stewart books; I’ve gone through several used copies already, and this one is in better shape than my current one.

  4. Greg

    I love library booksales- and that looks like a good one. That’s a nice pile of new reads too. I’ve been meaning to read the rest of the green Rider books one of these days… I liked the first one.
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    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      I love this booksale – and it happens twice a year! I’ve read the first Green Rider book and part of the second; I need to get back to it.

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      You missed your booksale? Oh, no! I almost missed this one, too, but a friend reminded me on Facebook about 3 hours before it started. 🙂

      I’m interested to read The House of Silk. I love Horowitz’s ‘Foyle’s War’ series, but my only other encounter with his writing is when my daughter read a few of his MG/YA spy series. And I like Sherlock Holmes. Should be fun!

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      Thanks! It’s a big library – it used to be a school. The collections, reference, and cataloging/repair room are on the first two floors; the basement houses a small law library and some local history/genealogy stuff, along with the HVAC system and other maintenance stuff, and the top floor is for meeting rooms and other non-book stuff.

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      I’m really feeling the need to cut back on my TBR pile – it’s so out of hand, I feel overwhelmed. I culled over 100 books from my Goodreads TBR list yesterday and it’s still over 700 books. Thanks for the good wishes – I’m going to need them!

  5. Jennifer @ The Relentless Reader

    Hooray for the library book sale! I’ve skipping my local sale the last couple of years. 🙁 I had to, or I was going to pack my kids and husband right out of this house, lol. You’ve inspired me to look up the date of the next one though. I won’t be skipping it again, darn it!

    Have a great week!
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  6. Nobody@The Story Goes...

    Sounds like you’ve had an interesting week! On the one hand, lots of epic books! On the other, why does work have to ruin the promise of lots of new books? I sincerely hope you have a better and lovely next week. =)