I hope you all had a wonderful Halloween! It was unseasonably warm here, but a cold front came through in the evening, bringing high winds and a few spatters of rain. The winds meant my usual Halloween porch decorations — small ceramic ghosts and pumpkins with tea lights in them, which I set along the front porch railing — wouldn’t stay lit. As the winds picked up, I decided to bring them indoors so they wouldn’t blow down and break. The jack-o-lantern sits further back on the porch near the front door, so it didn’t blow out, but stayed cheerfully alight until the last trick-or-treaters were gone.
Once Mr. Bookwyrm got home, we settled in to watch Kingsman (I know, it’s not exactly a Halloween movie, but it was fun!) in between trick-or-treaters. Not that we had all that many visitors! The weather kept some away, I’m sure, and others like to go to developments with sidewalks and street lights, which our neighborhood does not have.
The rest of the week was uneventful. I turned an index in, started on the next one, directed a rehearsal, attended another… just a normal week, other than Halloween. This morning I enjoyed the extra hour of sleep.
Last Week on the Blog
- Sunday Post – 10/27/2019
- Halloween Reading That Won’t Give You Nightmares – an update to a post from 2015
- November 2019 Challenge Update
- News & Notes – 11/02/2019
- Sunday Post – 11/03/2019 – this post
This Week on the Blog
- Legacy of Murder by Connie Berry – blog tour and review
- News & Notes – 11/02/2019 – tentative
- Sunday Post – 11/03/2019 – tentative
What I’m Reading/Watching
Reading: To get in the Halloween mood, I reread the entire Donovan Legacy quartet by Nora Roberts: Captivated, Entranced, Charmed, and Enchanted. Then I read a few of Heather Graham’s spooky Krewe of Hunters books that I hadn’t read before: The Unseen, The Uninvited, and The Unholy (which I haven’t yet finished.) In between other books, I’m still reading The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet (Becky Chambers) for #ReadForGrace. (Click titles for Goodreads links.)
Listening: I’m almost finished with The Perilous Gard, one of my favorite books to read in October. Next, I plan to finish episode #007 of the Tea & Strumpets podcast about The Viscount Who Loved Me. After that, I’m not sure what I will listen to next.
Watching: We finished up The Secret Adversary, the first Tommy and Tuppence mystery (the 1983 version), and watched Kingsman (for the second or third time), followed by Kingsman: The Golden Circle (for the first time.)
Added to the Hoard
Purchased (Kindle, print, or audio)
Click to see on Goodreads: The Girl with the Dragon Heart
Have a great week!