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!
It’s been another super-busy week with work, though at least I managed to get a few posts done! My brain is completely toast, though; I couldn’t muster enough energy, focus, or enthusiasm to write any of the six or eight (or ten) reviews I have hanging over my head. Hopefully that will change once this project is turned in tomorrow.
My wonderful husband brought me flowers yesterday — great big beautiful chrysanths with spiky petals, died purple. I wanted to take a picture, but I can’t find my camera and I didn’t have time to search for it. They look like this, only in reverse: purple on the outside, white on the inside. They certainly make my desk a happier place to be!
Please stop by on Monday and give me your thoughts on a challenge I’m thinking of hosting for 2017! I want to do a challenge for the books that have been on your want-to-read list for years.
Last Week on the Blog
- Sun. 10/16/16: I’m Back! (Sunday Post – 10/16/16)
- Mon. 10/17/16: HoHoHo Read-A-Thon 2016 – goals
- Tues. 10/18/16: Ten Characters I’d Name a Child/Pet/Car After – Top Ten Tuesday
- Wed. 10/19/16: In the Dragon’s Eye: Congress of Secrets
- Sat. 10/22/16: News & Notes – 10/22/16
- Sun. 10/23/16: Sunday Post – 10/23/16 – this post
Upcoming on the Blog
- Mon. 10/24/16: A Challenge for 2017? – a challenge proposal
- Tues. 10/25/16: Ten Bookish Halloween Crafts – Top Ten Tuesday
- Wed. 10/26/16: In the Dragon’s Eye: TBD
- Thur. 10/27/16: TBD
- Fri. 10/28/16: TBD
- Sat. 10/29/16: News & Notes – 10/29/16
- Sun. 10/30/16: Sunday Post – 10/30/16
The Blog Ahead Challenge runs through the end of October. My goal is to get 15 posts “ahead” by then. I managed 2 posts in the first week, which I’m saving for November or later. This past week was another bust, so I’ll have to get cracking between now and Halloween!
What I’m Reading/Watching
It’s been another rough week for new reading, too. I finally finished A Terrible Beauty by Tasha Alexander (ARC), a couple of chapters a day, but only a little of The Hammer of Thor (Rick Riordan; purchased) on hold — not because I don’t want to read it but because I’ve had so little time. I’m still rereading A Discovery of Witches for the Real-Time Read-Along, so that won’t be finished until November 1st. And I’ve been rereading Mercedes Lackey’s Mage Winds trilogy. Maybe this coming week I can finish Shades of Milk and Honey, the first in the Glamourist Histories by Mary Robinette Kowal (purchased.)
I also want to get back to Made in America by Bill Bryson. Every time I picked up my iPod to listen while I did laundry or dishes, the dratted battery had gone dead — it’s old and doesn’t hold a charge well anymore. We watched The Labors of Hercules, the penultimate episode in the Poirot mysteries starring David Suchet, and one episode of The Shannara Chronicles.
New Additions to the Hoard
Cover links take you to Goodreads.
For Review or Review Consideration
Nothing this week!
Purchased for Kindle
Both of these were on sale. The Trouble with Magic is the first book in a series I really enjoyed.
From the Library
I’ve been waiting and waiting for Ghost Talkers, and I loved the Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle books when I was in elementary school, so I have to see what the reboot is like.
Have a great week, and happy reading!