Sunday Post – 11/03/13

November 3, 2013 Sunday Post 14

The Sunday Post is a meme sponsored by the wonderful Kimba, the Caffeinated Book Reviewer.  It’s a chance to share news.  A post to recap the past week, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up for the week on our blog.

The last two weeks have been incredibly busy — in real life, which means I’ve been less busy on the blog.  My biggest regret is that I’ve gotten really behind on responding to comments and visiting blogs, so if you’ve left a comment in the last week and a half or so, please accept my apologies for not responding sooner! I’ve been trying to catch up, but until I get this current project out the door this coming week, I don’t have time for much else.  I’ve been working about 12 hours a day, even on the weekends — I’ve had to steal reading time from sleep! 

I did take a little time off last Saturday to celebrate my birthday.  Mr. Bookwyrm spoiled me with a wonderful steak dinner, grilled to perfection, and homemade macaroni and cheese.  And chocolate cake, of course!

The past 2 weeks on the blog:

The coming week:
  • Mon. 11/04: Cruisin’ Through the Cozies Challenge – Done! (wrap-up post)
  • Top Ten Tuesday: Sequels I Can’t Wait to Get My Hands On (I’ll post this only if I have time between now and then!)
  • Wed. 11/06: Treasures from the Hoard: Locked Rooms by Laurie R. King
  • Wed. 11/06: Ho-Ho-Ho Read-a-thon Starts Tomorrow!
  • Thurs. 11/07: Blog Tour: Freezer I’ll Shoot (Victoria Hamilton) – review, interview, & giveaway!
  • Fri. 11/08: REVIEW & Giveaway: An Old Betrayal by Charles Finch
  • News & Notes – 11/09/13

New additions to the hoard:   

For Review:

Bought or Downloaded Free for My E-reader:


Two weeks ago, I finished the Cruisin’ thru the Cozies challenge hosted by Socrates’ Book Reviews. Yay!  I’ll be posting my “challenge completed” post on Monday!

I’m participating in the year-long NetGalley Challenge sponsored by Red House Books.  Unfortunately, I’ve gotten behind on reading ARCs in the last few weeks. Here’s hoping I can catch up this month!

Clean out your E-reader Challenge Sign-up

I’ve signed up for the Clean out your E-reader Challenge hosted by Fantasy is More Fun and Because Reading is more fun.  The focus of the challenge is ebook freebies and bargain books, whether downloaded from a retailer like Amazon or received for review through NetGalley or Edelweiss.  I’m hoping this will help me get through some of those Netgalley review copies!

14 Responses to “Sunday Post – 11/03/13”

  1. readerholicnotes

    You sound very busy, Lark! I’m glad you had a little time off for your birthday–and glad Mr. Bookwyrm spoiled you! I love all the Dick Francis books. My mom and I read them all and always had fun talking about them to each other. I should go back and read some of those again. You got some good looking books this week. I hope you have time for some reading.

  2. Sandy Farmer

    It’s totally cool to take it easy when real life takes up too much time. I’m kind of going through that this weekend. Looks like you’ve got some wonderful books to keep you busy too. Oh and Happy Birthday!

    SP & STS
    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

    • Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard

      Happy birthday to you, too! Two of my cousins share late October with me, as well. We used to have parties together sometimes, when we were kids. And congratulations on finishing your Cozies challenge!

  3. Bea

    Happy birthday! Your dinner sounds delightful.

    The cozies challenge was fun. I’m hoping to read a few more before the end of the year but I made goal so I’m happy.

    My mom introduced me to Dick Francis and then my dad started reading them. Some of my editions are 20 or 30 years old, he’s a keeper. I keep hoping to find a an author who combines horses and mysteries as well as he did but no luck yet.

    • Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard

      I wore some of my paperbacks out, so I started picking up hardcovers of my favorites at used book stores/sales. No one writes like Dick Francis… though I haven’t read any of his son Felix’s solo efforts yet.

      And yay, we both made goal on the cozies challenge! Well done, us! I’m taking the challenge again next year.