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!
I hope you all had a wonderful Halloween and/or Day of the Dead and/or All Saints celebration! I put out our usual decorations, and we carved a jack-o-lantern for the front porch, but this year I decided to augment the holiday theme with books.
Remember all those weeks I was working practically around the clock? Yeah, well… I ended up paying for it this week, by getting sick midweek. So much for my plans for catching up on posts and getting ahead on my next indexing project! Instead, I spent several days either in bed or on the couch. At least I got a lot of reading done, even if it was all re-reading. I’m still pretty congested today, but I think the worst is over. Hopefully I’ll be able to make it to rehearsal today; if not, our accompanist is amazing, and she will cover for me.
Last Week on the Blog
- Sun. 10/30/16: Sunday Post – 10/30/16
- Tues. 11/01/16: Ten Books To Read If Your Book Club Likes Historical Fiction
- Sat. 11/05/16: News & Notes – 11/05/16
- Sun. 11/06/16: Sunday Post – 11/06/16 – this post
Upcoming on the Blog
- Mon. 11/07/16: TBD
- Tues. 11/08/16: Ten Books I Recently Added to My TBR List/Pile
- Wed. 11/09/16: HoHoRAT Cover Puzzle Challenge
- Thur. 11/10/16: In the Dragon’s Eye: Wild at Whiskey Creek
- Fri. 11/11/16: TBD
- Sat. 11/12/16: News & Notes – 11/12/16
- Sun. 11/13/16: Sunday Post – 11/13/16 – this post
The Blog Ahead Challenge is over. My goal was to get 15 posts “ahead” by then, but I only managed 7 posts. Still, it’s a start!
The HoHoHo Read-A-Thon starts this week. My goal is to read at least 2 holiday-themed books and listen to one audiobook (A Christmas Carol.) I’m also hosting one of the challenges, so if you like holiday books and jigsaw puzzles, I hope you’ll check it out!
What I’m Reading/Watching
I’m finished rereading A Discovery of Witches for the Real-Time Read-Along on Oct. 31, and immediately plunged into Shadow of Night, followed by The Book of Life. I don’t think I’ll do the real-time read-along thing next year; it’s too frustrating to stop after a chapter or two. Plus, I finished up the Mage Storms trilogy by Mercedes Lackey (also a re-read.) I probably shouldn’t have done that much reading with a headache, but to be honest, it was about all I was good for.
Since I was finally feeling a little better yesterday, I headed back into the new-to-me books I had started in October. I’m now most of the way through The Hammer of Thor (Rick Riordan; purchased), which on the whole I’m really enjoying. Maybe this coming week I can finish The Inheritance (Charles Finch; ARC) and Shades of Milk and Honey (Mary Robinette Kowal; purchased.)
I did get back to listening to Made in America by Bill Bryson, but only on Monday while I got the house ready for trick-or-treaters. We started our annual Harry Potter re-watch before Halloween, but didn’t get very far, because Mr. Bookwyrm has been working late — so far we’ve only watched the first three movies. We did manage to see Hallowe’en Party, a Poirot mystery, on Nov. 1. I was saving it for Halloween, but we ended up watching it the following night.
New Additions to the Hoard
Cover links take you to Goodreads.
For Review or Review Consideration
Thank you, Kensington Books!
Purchased for Kindle
All four of these were on sale. I’ve read Murder in the Queen’s Armes but I’m replacing that series with Kindle as I can, because the print in a lot of my paperbacks is looking a bit small these days.
Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews
You sound busy, Lark!
I’m glad you’re feeling better so you’re back to your books and shows as usual 🙂
And hey, 7 blog posts ahead is much better than non, right? Well done.
Have a wonderful week ahead and happy reading.
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Thank you, Lexxie! Have a great week!
Bea @Bea's Book Nook
Boo for being sick. I’m glad you are starting to feel better but don’t push too hard! 7 posts for Blog Ahead is better than 0, especially with the month you had.
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Thank you, Bea! I hope to continue to add a few “extra” posts per week until I’ve gotten at least several weeks ahead. But I’ve also got a lot of work to do this week, since I wasn’t really able to work much last week.
No! Everyone is getting sick, stop that! I hope you rested up enough that you’ll be feeling much better this week. I think reading the discovery of witches the way you did would be cool, but also frustrating. I really need to continue that series! Oh and I love your decorating with books! What a great idea. Have a great week!
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I’m doing enough better that I made it to my rehearsals today, so that’s moving in the right direction. 🙂 It was both fun and frustrating to read ADOW that way; I was relieved to be able to plough through books two and three in a few days of binge-reading. (The silver lining of getting sick, I guess!) Have a great week, and thanks for stopping by, my friend!
Ronyell (a.k.a Rabbitearsblog)
Sorry that you got sick. I hope you feel better!
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I’m feeling a lot better today (Monday) so hopefully I’ll be completely back to normal in a few days — though it will take longer to get my upper range back (for singing.)
I hope you are feeling better Lark. I love using the books for decoration! Hopefully this week will be an easy one for you.
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Thank you, Kimba! I’m feeling a bit better today (Monday), so things are looking up. I even made it through my rehearsals yesterday — yay!
I’m going to have to check out a few of those books. Some look really good. I do hope you feel better soon and can enjoy your lovely reads.
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Thank you, Laura. I’m definitely on the mend!
Got My Book
I love your book centric decorations and am glad to hear that you are feeling better. Whenever I’m not feeling well (either physically or emotionally), I always turn to rereads. I know that I am VERY sick if I can’t read.
Yes, exactly. I’ve done a lot of rereading this year due to grief or stress. Familiar books are comforting.