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!
Huzzah! I turned in the last of my pile-on-top-of-each-other indexes early this week. Now I have only one project due, and a reasonable amount of time to do it in. That meant I could take my birthday completely off — the first real day off I’ve had in almost a month. I read, worked a little on Blog Ahead, went out for a long stroll with my camera to enjoy the gorgeous weather, and topped the day off with rehearsals for both the choirs I sing with (my church choir, and the adult chorus of the same organization of my children’s and youth choruses.) Since singing truly feeds my soul, that made it an exceptionally good birthday! We followed that up with a birthday dinner a few days later, at a German restaurant we’ve been wanting to try.
If you haven’t already, please stop by last Monday’s post and give me your thoughts on a challenge I’m thinking of hosting for 2017! It’s for the books that have been sitting on your want-to-read list for years. I’m definitely planning to host it at this point, but I’m still working on the logistics.
Last Week on the Blog
- Sun. 10/23/16: Sunday Post – 10/23/16
- Mon. 10/24/16: A Challenge for 2017? – a challenge proposal
- Tues. 10/25/16: Ten Bookish Halloween Crafts – Top Ten Tuesday
- Sat. 10/29/16: News & Notes – 10/29/16
- Sun. 10/30/16: Sunday Post – 10/30/16 – this post
Upcoming on the Blog
- Mon. 10/31/16: The Inheritance (Charles Finch) – review, tentative
- Tues. 11/01/16: Ten Books I Recently Added to My TBR List (not pile) – Top Ten Tuesday
- Wed. 11/02/16: TBD
- Thur. 11/03/16: A Terrible Beauty (Tasha Alexander) – review, tentative
- Fri. 11/04/16: TBD
- Sat. 11/05/16: News & Notes – 11/05/16
- Sun. 11/06/16: Sunday Post – 11/06/16
The Blog Ahead Challenge runs through October 31 (that’s tomorrow!) My goal is to get 15 posts “ahead” by then – posts for November 1 and beyond. I managed 5 posts this week, plus the 2 I wrote in the first week of the challenge. So at this point, I am only 7 posts ahead – but that’s more than I had at the beginning of the month!
What I’m Reading/Watching
I’m trying to get back up to speed with reading now that things have calmed down a little with work. I’m in the middle of both The Inheritance by Charles Finch (ARC) and The Hammer of Thor (Rick Riordan; purchased). I finished rereading Mercedes Lackey’s Mage Winds trilogy and started in on the Mage Storms trilogy. 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 did get back to listening to Made in America by Bill Bryson. As for video, I’m in the middle of my annual Harry Potter re-watch — I figure it’s perfect for Halloween week! Earlier in the week, we watched about half of the fourth episode of The Shannara Chronicles, but we’ve decided to give up on it. The visuals are decent, and it’s always nice to see John Rhys Davies (he plays the elven king – makes a change from a dwarf!), but I’m so annoyed at the three main characters at this point, and the writing is meh. Sort of disappointing, but it wasn’t a favorite book series, so that’s OK.
New Additions to the Hoard
Cover links take you to Goodreads.
For Review or Review Consideration
Nothing this week!
Purchased for Kindle
All three of these were on sale. I’ve read Chalice and To Love and Be Wise and own both in print, but as I’ve mentioned before, I’m duplicating a lot of my favorite books and authors in Kindle, both for portability and against the day when I can’t read small print anymore. The other book looked cute, and I’m rather fond of Yorkshire… besides, it’s another possibility for the HoHoHo Readathon.
Both of these arrived Monday, and I saved them to open on my birthday. 🙂 I won The Forbidden Library during the COYER challenge this summer. Thank you, Michelle, Berls, and Stormi (especially Michelle, since she donated and mailed it!) And The Murder of Mary Russell is a gift from Lorybecause she knows I collect the series. Lory, you’re an angel!
Have a great week, and happy reading!