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!
Last Sunday’s concert went really well! I was really proud of the two choruses I direct. The Junior chorus (ages 5-11, plus a few older students as mentors) sang the best they have all semester. So did the Youth chorus (ages 11-18, plus some new graduates and some adults as mentors.) The Youth chorus received a lot of compliments on how beautifully their voices blended, particularly in a slow, quiet, and harmonically challenging piece. As for the adult chorus (in which I sing, rather than direct), we did pretty well, and my voice held out for the high notes despite the cold I’ve been fighting.
Thanksgiving was quiet, with just the two of us at home. We made a full turkey dinner with all the trimmings, though. We’ll be eating leftovers for the next week!
We had to put off Friday’s scheduled Falconry Experience because I had an unexpected minor medical procedure in the middle of the week. I’ll be fine, but I just didn’t feel up to the 4-hour drive (each way!) and the walking required. We’ll probably reschedule for sometime in February or March, once it warms up a little.
We’re planning to spend today taking down the fall decorations and putting up the Christmas tree. And it’s time start playing Christmas music, too! As for the rest of the week, I’ll be working a lot, but I’ll try to do at least a little blog visiting and review writing.
Thanks to a bunch of rereads, I’m now only 3 books behind on my Goodreads challenge (instead of 7!) However, I haven’t read anything for The Backlist Reader Challenge in a while, so I probably won’t make my goal. I’ve been debating whether to sign up for COYER, but perhaps I should take a break from challenges for a bit!
For those who are wondering: Yes, I will host The Backlist Reader Challenge again in 2019. The sign-up post will go up on Monday, Dec. 3.
Last Week on the Blog
- Sunday Post –11/18/2018
- Bookwyrm Alphabeticals: A
- Fact and fiction: Never the twain shall meet? – Part 1 – discussion
- Happy Thanksgiving!
- News & Notes – 11/24/2018
- Sunday Post –11/25/2018 – this post
Upcoming on the Blog
- Fact and fiction: Never the twain shall meet? – Part 2
- I’m giving it a shot: #COYER Winter 2018
- The Backlist Reader Challenge 2019: Rules and Sign-up
- WIP Wednesday – tentative
- Closer to the Chest (Mercedes Lackey) – review
- News & Notes – 12/01/2018 – tentative
- Sunday Post –12/02/2018 – tentative
What I’m Reading/Watching
Reading: For my ongoing Ngaio Marsh series binge this week, I reread Death at the Bar, Surfeit of Lampreys (also known in the U.S. as Death of a Peer), Death and the Dancing Footman, and Colour Scheme. I also reread several Agatha Christie mysteries: The Secret of Chimneys and Destination Unknown (AKA So Many Steps to Death.) And I read The Christmas Wishing Tree, the most recent Eternity Springs romance by Emily March, which was sweet and Christmassy. Finally, in memory of William Goldman, who died last week, I’m still rereading The Princess Bride—I’m taking my time and savoring it.
In ongoing books, I really need to get back to The Underwater Ballroom (anthology; ARC), and I haven’t looked at Year of Wonder: Classical Music for Every Day at all for the last few weeks.
Listening to: Only one or two Imaginary Worlds podcasts.
Watching: Mr. Bookwyrm and I are watching Dr. Strange for about the third time. Earlier in the week, I watched The Seven Dials Mystery and Why Didn’t They Ask Evans? Both are adaptations of Agatha Christie novels, unrelated to each other in terms of story, but starring the same two actors, Francesca Annis and James Warwick.
New Additions to the Hoard
Cover links take you to Goodreads.
For Review or Review Consideration
Many thanks to Avon!
Purchased in Print
Purchased for Kindle
I’ve had The Other Miss Bridgerton on preorder for months; even though I’ve read the ARC, I wanted a finished Kindle copy. The Ngaio Marsh books weren’t on sale, but my physical copies had print too small for me to read comfortably. All the other books were on sale at some point this week.