Sunday Post – 11/18/2018

November 18, 2018 Sunday Post 18

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!

 My Week

It’s been a pretty good week, other than a cold that hit mid-week. I’m crossing my fingers that my voice will make it through this afternoon’s concert. I think my young singers are as ready as they’re going to be, although the younger group is pretty ragged still. Hopefully it all goes well.  ETA 7:20 pm Sunday: The concert went very well. The younger group sang the best they have all semester! The youth chorus (plus a few adults) was terrific; they had a beautiful blend, especially on their two quieter pieces, and they stayed right on pitch in the a capella sections of their challenge piece. And my voice held out for the adult chorus (of which I’m a member, not the director.) So all in all, a very good concert! 

Are you all ready for Thanksgiving? We’re getting there. I have a turkey and a pie in the freezer, and Mr. Bookwyrm bought most of the other stuff we’ll need. We’ll cook a few things ahead on Wednesday. I’ll also be working hard on an index this week. The new washer comes Monday, thank goodness! And Friday, Mr. Bookwyrm is taking me on a Falconry Experience–a birthday gift. (My birthday was last month.) I can’t wait; it’s going to be amazing!


Challenge Update

Despite getting more reading done this week, I’m still 6 books behind on my Goodreads challenge. And I still haven’t read anything for The Backlist Reader Challenge in a while.  I don’t count rereads, unless it’s been more than 10 years since I read it and I can’t remember it. Which means none of this week’s rereads will count for the challenge.


Last Week on the Blog


Upcoming on the Blog


What I’m Reading/Watching

Reading: It was a better week for reading, thanks to taking two days off to get over this cold. I finished reading Uneasy Lies the Crown (Tasha Alexander; ARC.) I was sort of surprised by how the past and “present” scenes tied in, and didn’t catch on to the murderer’s identity until just before the unveiling. I also read The Other Miss Bridgerton (Julia Quinn; ARC), which I absolutely loved, and The Confounding Case of the Carisbrook Emeralds (Stephanie Laurens), which was merely OK.

For my ongoing Ngaio Marsh series binge this week, I reread Death in a White Tie and Overture to Death, and started Death at the Bar. And in honor of William Goldman’s life and his death this week, I’m also rereading The Princess Bride for the first time in decades.

Listening to: A few podcasts, mainly Imaginary Worlds and Writing Excuses.

Watching: Thanks to Mr. Bookwyrm, who tracked down a copy to replace my skipping, freezing disc, I was able to finish Campion “Death of a Ghost.” We also saw a Father Brown episode, The Two Deaths of Flambeau (we’re nearing the end of season 6).   And I watched Won’t You Be My Neighbor, the Mr. Rogers documentary, which was warm and touching. Mr. Rogers was a bright spot in my childhood; I loved him and his show. Somewhere in the basement, I still have a vinyl record of songs from Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood.


New Additions to the Hoard

Cover links take you to Goodreads.

For Review or Review Consideration

Many thanks to Kensington, St. Martin’s Minotaur, and Berkley!

Purchased for Kindle

The Bowen and Bouchet books were on sale. I had to buy the Ngaio Marsh for Kindle because my decades-old paperback copy has teensy-weensy print that I can no longer read comfortably.


Have a good week, and happy reading!

18 Responses to “Sunday Post – 11/18/2018”

  1. Lark

    My turkey is in the refrigerator defrosting as I write this. Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving! 😀

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      I wish you the same! I bought one of those ready-to-roast turkeys in a bag; you just put it in the oven bag and all, and it cooks from frozen. They are easier when there are just two of us, and I may have to work part of the day. (Ah, the joys of freelancing…)

  2. Aj @ Read All The Things!

    I’m glad the concert went well. I’m slowly getting ready for Thanksgiving. I’m making a maple-glazed turkey. Well, I’m going to TRY making a maple-glazed turkey. I’m a terrible cook, so this will be interesting. Have a great week.
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  3. Ilene

    You are going to LOVE Heart On Fire! The Kingmaker Trilogy is one of my absolute favorites!!!!!

    Happy Thanksgiving!!

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      I would miss music so much if I didn’t have these choruses. I hope you can find a way to make it part of your life again. Are there any community choruses, orchestras, or bands you could join? Or could you start studying a new instrument, or pick up an old one?

  4. Nicole @ BookWyrmKnits

    Sounds like a good week! I’ve been meaning to re-read The Princess Bride for a while now too; seems like this is a good time to do it.

    I also really enjoyed the Mr. Rogers documentary. Seeing the process behind the show I remember from my childhood was neat. Also, I never knew anything about Fred-Rogers-the-man, just the persona I saw on TV.
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    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      From what I saw on the documentary, his TV persona was pretty close to who he was in real life; he really was a good, kind person.

      I hope you get to reread The Princess Bride; I’m having fun with it. Westley, Buttercup, and I are just entering the Fire Swamp…

  5. Katherine @ I Wish I Lived in a Library

    So glad to see the concert turned out so well! And how great that the younger group came together just in time. The Mr. Rogers documentary sounds lovely. That was one of the few shows I was allowed to watch when I was little and I loved it! When the Tornado was little the Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood show came on which was created with the blessing of the Mr. Rogers’ widow and I really liked it. It was very sweet. Hope you’re having a great week!

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      I loved everything about Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood, and like you, it was one of the few shows I was allowed to watch. The documentary was good; it paints an affectionate and respectful picture of the man.