Sunday Post – November 8, 2020

November 8, 2020 Sunday Post 10

The Sunday Post is hosted by the wonderful Kimberly, 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!

Last Week

The past week has been rough for all of us here in the US. Election week tension and uncertainty were compounded by alarming spikes in coronavirus cases. For me, yesterday’s news of Biden’s projected election brought some relief and hope. Above all, I hope we can find reconciliation as a nation, and move forward on the pressing issues of today.

On the personal and blog level, I finally got a few reviews written and posted this week. The weather has been gorgeous; I hope to get out for a walk today. My allergies have been a bit bothersome, but not too bad. (Does anyone else get anxious whenever they get congested these days?) I made some progress on my spinning project, and started knitting a scarf/shawlette using some of my handspun. For the next few weeks, I will be concentrating on finishing handmade gifts, and doing my Christmas shopping. I plan to do it all online this year, and I want to get it done as early as I can, because I expect there will be shipping delays.

Last Week on the Blog

This Week on the Blog

  • Book Titles That Would Make Great Song Titles – Top Ten Tuesday, tentative
  • News & Notes – 11/14/2020 – tentative
  • Sunday Post – 11/15/2020 – tentative

What I’m Reading/Watching

Reading: I finished the fourth MacKade Brothers book, The Fall of Shane MacKade, by Nora Roberts, and read Boone, the forthcoming Eternity Springs/MacBrides of Texas romance by Emily March (ARC.) The latter, combined with election-week tension, made me want to reread the Eternity Springs series, or at least my favorites from it, so I went back to the beginning and reread Angel’s Rest, Hummingbird Lake, and Heartache Falls. I may continue that series reread later, but I am still rereading The Duke and I for a Bridgertons group read on Instagram (I’m a little behind.) As soon as I finish it, I need to reread the next two.

Listening: I listened to some podcasts, mostly Harry Potter and the Sacred Text.

Watching: We started a rewatch of the Harry Potter movies on Halloween. Last night, we finished Order of the Phoenix, so there are three more to go. We also watched Harris’s and Biden’s speeches last night, which I found uplifting and moving.

Added to the Hoard

Purchased (Kindle, print, or audio)

Kindle: A Study in Honor; The Souls of Black Folk; Appointment with Death; Justice Calling; The Case of the Missing Marquess (Click title for Goodreads page or my review.)

Stay safe, stay healthy, stay kind… and may you find books a haven in the coming weeks.

10 Responses to “Sunday Post – November 8, 2020”

  1. Michelle@BecauseReading

    I started my Christmas shopping since most will be doing it on-line I have a feeling a lot of packages will be late. I am sort of freaking out. lol
    My Allergies are killing me, I can’t breath out of my nose. I really am going to have to go to the doctors to see if he can give me anything. I can’t wait anymore, I want to breath again lol

    I hope you have a great week, Lark! Happy Reading!

  2. Berls

    Yes, such a stressful week! But I’m super hopeful for healing in our future. I need to figure out my Christmas shopping plans. But I definitely want to do it all online.

    Have a great week!

  3. Anne - Books of My Heart

    I was relieved by the Biden/Harris win, although slightly disappointed it wasn’t more of a landslide. I am very excited to have a woman in the White House. I think you are smart to get started on everything for the holidays early. I don’t know if we will do very much. I’m thankful to have my outside stuff complete so I can move to those indoor projects now. Stay well and happy reading!

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    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      You’ve described my election feelings pretty well — relieved, a little disappointed. And now concerned that the current administration shows no signs of accepting the results.

      I hope you’re enjoying your indoor projects, and staying safe and well!