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 Veteran’s Day here in the US, Remembrance Day in the UK and Commonwealth countries… and 100 years since the guns of World War I fell silent. May the memory of our fallen soldiers and the bravery of all who served guide all of us toward peace and greater understanding.
Fall is really here. Yesterday was sunny, crisp and chilly; the temperature never made it over 46 F. Another sign of fall: today is the last rehearsal before next weekend’s concert. As usual, I’m worried that we’re not ready. But I worry about that every year at this point, and every year, it works out fine. So I should really stop worrying!
We bought a new washing machine! Our front-load washing machine broke Monday after 8 years of use (and good care.) After a lot of research, we decided to replace it rather than try to fix it. The new one won’t be delivered until Thanksgiving week, though, so we’ve got at least one trip to the laundromat ahead of us.
Other than that, things are going well. I’ve been able to do some knitting and spinning as well as reading.
Last Week on the Blog
- Sunday Post –11/04/2018
- Sunday Post –11/11/2018 – this post
Upcoming on the Blog
- Echoes of Evil (Heather Graham) – review
- WIP Wednesday – tentative
- Other posts TBD
- News & Notes – 11/17/2018 – tentative
- Sunday Post –11/18/2018 – tentative
What I’m Reading/Watching
Reading: I seem to be on a Ngaio Marsh binge, which at least has me reading again! This week I reread Night at the Vulcan, Vintage Murder, Artists in Crime, and started Death in a White Tie. I wasn’t originally rereading the series in order, since I started with several of the later books. But after finishing Vintage Murder (#5; it’s OK but not her best) I thought, well, why not? and went on to books #6 and #7. I’ll probably continue on through the series for a bit, but will probably skip the few I don’t like all that much.
I also continued reading Uneasy Lies the Crown (Tasha Alexander; ARC.) The “modern” (1901) plot line is interesting and baffling (so far!) The interspersed sections that take place in 1415 are puzzling, because I know they will eventually relate to the 1901 murders, but it’s not yet clear how.
Listening to: Podcasts, mainly Imaginary Worlds and Writing Excuses.
Watching: Campion: “Sweet Danger” and “Flowers for the Judge,” The Alleyn Mysteries: “Death in a White Tie,” and Saving Mr Banks and Henry V (the Kenneth Brannagh version.)
New Additions to the Hoard
Cover links take you to Goodreads.
Purchased for Kindle
I have an old hardcover edition of Vintage Murder, but it’s falling apart a bit. And the print in my old paperback of Death of A Peer is too small, so I bought the Kindle version, published under the original title, A Surfeit of Lampreys.