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 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!
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
- Veteran’s Day/Remembrance Day: Sunday Post, 11/11/2018
- Echoes of Evil (Heather Graham) – review
- Bookish Items On My Wish List – Top Ten Tuesday
- WIP Wednesday – 11/14/2018
- R.I.P. William Goldman
- News & Notes – 11/17/2018
- Sunday Post –11/18/2018 – this post
Upcoming on the Blog
- Bookwyrm Alphabeticals: A
- Fact and fiction: Never the twain shall meet? – Part 1 – discussion
- Happy Thanksgiving!
- News & Notes – 11/24/2018 – tentative
- Sunday Post –11/25/2018 – tentative
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
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.