Sunday Post – 11/17/13

November 17, 2013 Challenges, Sunday Post 23

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.

I’m finding it harder to balance working from home and blogging than I thought it would be.  I did pretty well two weeks ago, thanks in part to several pre-scheduled posts.  This week?  Not so much.  I did manage one review and a few other posts, but I’d really like to get further ahead in terms of scheduling posts.

The past 2 weeks on the blog:

The coming week:

  • Wed. 11/20/13: BLOG TOUR: Murderous Matrimony by Jim and Joyce Lavene (guest post, review, giveaway)
  • Fri. 11/22/13: Exerpt & Giveaway: The Wanderers, by Cheryl Mahoney (a fellow blogger!)
  • Sat. 11/23/13: News & Notes 11/23/13

New additions to the hoard:   

For Review:

Won from Goodreads:

From the Library:


I’m participating in the year-long NetGalley Challenge sponsored by Red House Books.  I’ve been absolutely terrible about linking reviews to this; I need to go back and catch up.

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!  I’ve read 4 or 5 this month so far.

23 Responses to “Sunday Post – 11/17/13”

  1. Greg

    An Old Betrayal sounds really good- somehow I missed your review when it came out but just read it. Adding that one to my list. Looking forward to your posts on the Renaissance festival mystery (I’ve heard of that series but never tried it) and also The Wanderers (nice to see a fellow blogger’s book get some attention!).

    Have a great week!

    • Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard

      Greg, with your interest in the Tasha Alexander books, I think you would like the Charles Lenox series. I’ll trade — I’ll try a Tasha Alexander if you’ll try one of these! Thanks for stopping by.

  2. kimbacaffeinate

    Ooo Through the Evil Days looks good, and creepy. Take two weeks off from blogging, wirte reviews for books you read pre-blog and schedule them over 2-3 weeks on your blog. Perferably three weeks. Then start reading review books and posting them out three weeks (since you already have 2-3 weeks done) You will always be ahead, and the pressure will be gone.

    • Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard

      Kimba, that is a brilliant idea – consider yourself hugged! Actually, I’m about 5 books behind in reviewing right now, and there are always old favorites I’d like to review for ‘Treasures from the Hoard’, so there is plenty there to work with for scheduling ahead. Maybe I’ll limp on through mid-December, then take a few weeks off while I’m travelling during the holidays and do exactly what you suggest. Thank you!

  3. readerholicnotes

    I’m jealous you won the new Julia Spencer-Fleming book. I want to get it, but it’s still pretty expensive. 🙁 I’ll look forward to reading what you think of it. The other books you got look good, too. I hope you have better luck balancing work, home and blogging. I know how hard that can be sometimes.

  4. Rita_h

    So many good books! Glad you are going to read The Wanderers; I am thinking of it since it is another blogger who wrote it and probably is wonderful fantasy tale. Murderous Matrimony reminds me that I wanted to start that series. I have gone to a few Renaissance faires and just love them!.I read the first two Julia Spencer-Flemings, haven’t read the third but got the 4th used, so I should pick up that series again. I found them a very good read. Thanks again for so many good articles to read this week 🙂

    • Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard

      I’m glad to know you’ve enjoyed the Julia Spencer-Fleming books; this will be my first (I know, I’m starting out of order) but I really like the premise – the woman Episcopal priest as detective. And Spencer-Fleming is one of the Jungle Reds; I’ve followed their blog for a while now.

  5. Bea

    I like the cover for Murderous Matrimony.

    I am feeling quite proud of myself for having several of this week’s posts ready last week; it doesn’t happen as often as I’d like. Prepping posts takes time, no matter when you do it.

    Finding the balance can be difficult and sometimes blogging has to be a lower priority. Don’t stress over it, life’s too short.

    • Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard

      Sometimes I think it’s better not to set the goal too high — especially for a year-long challenge. I set my COYER goal too high, I think, given how much work I ended up with this month. On the other hand, it’s useful and keeps me plugging at the ARCs in my ereader. I do plan to do the Cozies Challenge again next year, because it reminds me how much I enjoy the genre.

  6. Yvonne

    Your upcoming books sound good. I know what you mean about balancing home and blogging. It’s not easy. I’ve been joining challenges for next year that I hope will help me read my Netgalley downloads.

    Have a great week!

  7. Diana Leigh

    Hooray for completing the cozy mystery challenge! I completed it also, though I many squeeze in a couple more before the end of the year.

  8. Sophia Lin

    Ah, in my case, it’s catching up on reading instead of posts. I’m still surprised I can balance that and school at the same time… O_o
    Thanks for stopping by Bookwyrming Thoughts! 🙂