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!
I hope you’ve all enjoyed an extra hour of sleep this morning! (Well, those of you in the US going off of Daylight Savings Time, at least.) I turned in my freelance project early in the week and had a few days’ breather before the next one arrived… along with change requests for the first one, which I’ll be finishing up today or tomorrow. Halloween was fun; we had more trick-or-treaters than in the past few years, so I’m glad Mr. Bookwyrm bought plenty of candy. I saw some great costumes, but didn’t dress up this year, as I had to leave for a choir practice at 7:30. I didn’t think the people behind me would appreciate my tall, pointy witch hat!
Creatively, it was an average week: I spun up 4 oz. of some really soft hand-dyed BFL (that’s Blue-Faced Leicester) wool in “Pumpkin Spice” colors. It’s sitting on the bobbin, waiting to be chain-plied. (See photo below.) I also knit another couple of inches on my secret project. And I’m slowly getting past October’s reading slump—I hope! Mostly through rereading, which is my usual reaction to a slump. I still seem to be in a reviewing slump, though.
Eep! I’m not doing well on my challenges, especially given that it’s already November. I failed both my October challenges (ARCtober and Blog Ahead.) I’m six books behind on my Goodreads challenge. And I haven’t read anything for The Backlist Reader Challenge in a while. At this point, I’m not sure if I can reach my goal.
Last Week on the Blog
Upcoming on the Blog
- WIP Wednesday – tentative
- Other posts TBD
- News & Notes – 11/10/2018 – tentative
- Sunday Post –11/11/2018 – tentative
What I’m Reading/Watching
Reading: I reread Ngaio Marsh’s Light Thickens for Halloween; it’s a murder mystery set during a production of Macbeth, which felt appropriate to the season. I love Marsh; she was a contemporary of Christie and Sayers, and is considered one of the grande dames of British Golden Age mystery. After Light Thickens, I decided to reread Killer Dolphin, set in the same theater with the same director, but 20 years earlier, when he was a young man. The detective is the same, too, of course: Roderick Alleyn of Scotland Yard, one of my favorite detectives. I can feel a Ngaio Marsh binge-reread coming on…
I’m currently reading an ARC Uneasy Lies the Crown, the newest Lady Emily mystery by Tasha Alexander, which just came out.
Listening to: I couldn’t decide on my next audiobook—it’s going to be hard to top The Calculating Stars and The Fated Sky! So I’ve been listening to podcasts, mainly Imaginary Worlds and Writing Excuses.
Watching: More British mysteries this week: the Campion mysteries “Police at the Funeral” and part of “Death of a Ghost” (unfinished because my DVD stopped playing midstream, and I can’t seem to fix it. And it’s out of print, darn it, so I can’t easily replace it.) And an Inspector Alleyn mystery, “Dead Water.” (Yes, based on the Ngaio Marsh series I mentioned above. They adapted 9 of her books for TV, but alas, neither of the mysteries I read this week.)
New Additions to the Hoard
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For Review or Review Consideration
Purchased for Kindle
Oathbringer is more for Robin than me. I plan to read the series at some point, but I haven’t gotten around to it yet. I want to reread the Ngaio Marsh; I’ve read the Carola Dunn; and I’ve read other books in the Crombie series, but not this one.