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!
Vacation is over and I’m on my way home! Literally: I’m flying home today. I can’t wait to see my husband — I’ve missed him so much. Robin is headed back to college today, but we’ll see her in a month when her block class is over, and probably again in March for spring break, so it won’t be as long a stretch as the fall semester, when we didn’t see her for three and a half months.
Our final week at my mom and stepdad’s was quiet but good. Robin revised one of her short stories and submitted it for the Dell Award (an award for undergraduate SF/F writers), so please wish her luck!
Last week I mentioned that one of my goals was to answer my backlog of comments. I’ve done very well at keeping up with new comments that have come in this week. And I’ve gone from a backlog of 210 unanswered comments to 161. At this rate, I hope to clear them out by the end of January.
Last Week on the Blog
- Mon. 1/04: The Lady’s Command (Stephanie Laurens) – review
- Tues. 1/05: 2016 Resolutions: Bookish and Otherwise – Top Ten Tuesday
- Thur. 1/07: The Backlist Reader Challenge 2016
- Fri. 1/08: The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend – review
- Sat. 1/09: News & Notes 1/09/16
- Sun. 1/10: Sunday Post 1/10/16
Upcoming on the Blog
- Mon. 1/11: TOUR: The Masquerading Magician (Pandian)
- Tues. 1/12: Top Ten 2015 Fantasy Releases I Meant to Read But Didn’t — Yet – Top Ten Tuesday
- Wed. 1/13: Cruisin’ Thru the Cozies 2016 – sign-up
- Thur. 1/14: TBD
- Fri. 1/15: TBD
- Sat. 1/16: News & Notes 1/16/16 – tentative
- Sun. 1/17: Sunday Post 1/17/16 – tentative
What I’m Reading/Watching
I finished The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend for last Friday’s tour, finished Forbidden (Beverly Jenkins), and started right in on The Masquerading Magician (for tomorrow’s tour stop.) I also read Heather Graham’s The Silenced, a Krewe of Hunters novel, and reread Mary Jo Putney’s Angel Rogue.
We watched the Sherlock special (“The Abominable Bride”), which was pretty good. One or two moments in it reinforce my third-brother theory (written back in 2014. Don’t click the link if you haven’t watched the second and third seasons yet, as there are major spoilers.) We also watched Ever After, since I had never seen it — and I really liked it. (I know, I know… why did I wait so long?!)
New Additions to the Hoard
Cover links take you to Goodreads.
Many thanks to Minotaur (St. Martin’s Press) and Avon!
Purchased for Kindle
Oh Lark, I use to try to go back to comments from days I took off, but stopped. I got too stressed. Don’t feel obligated to reply to me. Safe travels, I would miss my hubby too, but I am sure you and Robyn had a good time. Happy reading, bright skies and hopefully warmer weather!
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I may have to give up on the old comments, too. I got behind again this week; I had a hard time focusing (mentally.) I’ll give it another couple of weeks, and if I’m still behind, I’ll let the old ones go.
Safe travels and enjoy being home! Hope your week is a good one filled with relaxation and reading- and good luck to your daughter as well. That’s awesome!
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Thanks, Greg. The week didn’t go as planned, due to the news about my uncle’s death. Instead of unpacking to stay, I unpacked to do laundry and then repack… but I’m so glad I have the flexibility to do that.
The Sherlock special hasn’t aired here yet but I’m looking forward to it!
Glad you’ve had a good time away and am sure your husband will be glad to have you home again!
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He will indeed! It’s been a long two weeks for both of us, but worse for him, I’m sure, because he has no one at home to interact with but the cats. Enjoy the Sherlock when it does air!
I love the layout of your blog. That dragon is perfect!
Wishing the writer in your life luck with the Dell award!
Thank you, Dee! I’m pretty fond of my little dragon, too. 🙂 He was drawn by a young acquaintance of mine.
anna (herding cats & burning soup)
Ahhh safe travels! That’ll be nice that there isn’t quite as long between her visits home this semester. Best of luck for the competition! Very exciting 😀
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I’ll definitely post if she wins or places! 🙂
I think it’s awesome that you are going back to old comments, I have tried that but just seem to fall behind again. I sort of try very hard to keep up with the new ones and just hope those that commented before aren’t that mad that I never got to answer them.
Good luck to Robin! I have my fingers crossed!
Have a great week, Lark! Happy Reading! ox
Well, I’m going to try. It didn’t go too well this week! I may just have to give up on the old ones, but I’ll give it another month. 🙂
I hope you have safe travels home. It sounds like you had a very nice vacation. Sending good luck to Robin on her short story! I am glad you finally saw Ever Afer. It’s one of my favorite movies.
I haven’t yet read your review of The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend. I just finished the book and actually managed to write my review–but it won’t go up until next week most likely.
I love the cover of The Master Magician! I hope you enjoy it, as well as your other new books.
Have a great week, Lark. I’m sure I will see you around. 🙂
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I did get home safely – thanks! And I just read your review of The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend. It’s a good review, and I’m glad you liked the book, too!
Katherine @ I Wish I Lived in a Library
Lots of luck to Robin! It sounds like a good break but I’m sure you’ll be very glad to be home! The comment replying thing is killing me but I’m hoping to get back on track very soon. I haven’t watched the latest Sherlock but I love the third brother theory! Have a great week!
Katherine @ I Wish I Lived in a Library recently posted…This Week in Reading – January 10
I’m glad to have been home for a week or so, but I’m leaving again Wed. for my uncle’s funeral.
I’m glad you like the third-brother theory. I hope I’m right, but knowing Moffatt, he could tease us with things that look like clues and then go in another direction entirely.
Bea @Bea's Book Nook
You hadn’t seen Ever After?!? Such a fun movie. 🙂
Hopefully you’ll soon be home safe and sound and reunited with your husband. Good luck to Robin!
I see we got some of the same books. : D
Have a good week!
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I think we often get some of the same books, especially because of #AvonAddicts! (Oh, that reminds me – now that I’m home I need to take a photo of the holiday box they sent.)
No, I hadn’t seen Ever After until now, but I really, really liked it!
Tiffany @ I Was Angelized_1st
Hope you had a safe trip home! It’s nice spending time with family, but there’s nothing like being in your own house. Have a great week!
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The trip home was fine, thank you. It’s great to be home with my husband (and yes, in my own bed and my own kitchen and so on.)
Glad you’re going to be with hubby, thats terrific. Nice books, I think The Cracked Spine looks good. Have a great week!!
The Cracked Spine looks good to me, too!
Charlie @ Girl of 1000 Wonders
You’re making progress! I have been pretty good with keeping up with comments this week, too. We’ll see how long it lasts!
Here’s to perseverance! 🙂
Tressa @ Wishful Endings
It seems quite a few are picking up The Cracked Spine and Everything She Wanted. I hope you enjoy them! The Paper Magician series is on my tbr and I really need to read it!
Our oldest is starting junior high next year and I’m trying not to freak out, so I can’t imagine college yet. Glad you got to spend some good time with her.
Have a lovely week!
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I just finished Everything She Wanted this morning. On the whole, I liked it a lot. I haven’t started the Paper Magician series yet, but I’ve picked them up as they’ve gone on sale. Assuming I like the first one, I’ll be able to plow through the whole trilogy. 🙂 Have a lovely week!
Lisa Mandina (Lisa Loves Literature)
Ooh, I hadn’t heard of the Master Magician, I’ll have to check that out. Hope you have a great week!
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It’s the third book in the trilogy that started with The Paper Magician. It’s an Amazon-published series — not self-published but from Amazon’s publishing line. I have no idea if the series is good but the premise is intriguing.
Melissa (My World...in words and pages)
Good luck to her! You’ll have to let us know if she wins. 🙂 Hope you had a nice flight home. Have a great week!
Believe me, if she wins, I’ll be jumping up and down and waving my arms and doing happy dances! But whether she wins or not, we are enormously proud of her. 🙂