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 well! I’m always very proud of “my kids” and how much joy they bring to the audience when they sing.
I only got to enjoy the post-concert glow for the rest of the evening, however, because Monday morning I had to jump right back into indexing. This project is quite challenging and taking much longer than I anticipated; I even ended up working on Thanksgiving Day. We did cook up a Thanksgiving dinner, though I pretty much kept it to the basics (because of the time crunch): turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, sweet potato casserole, green beans. And pumpkin pie, of course! If you celebrated Thanksgiving, I hope it was happy and free from tension!
Last night, a college friend stopped by on her way to visit her family down South. It was great to see her! We spent the whole evening talking and catching up. She had to leave this morning, but hopefully she will stay with us again next time she visits them.
This week, I’ll be pushing to finish the index and packing for our trip out West. I hope to squeeze in a few reviews, but if I don’t have time, I’ve got one or two in reserve that I can pull out.
Last Week on the Blog
- Sun. 11/20/16: Sunday Post – 11/20/16
- Mon. 11/21/16: Once a Soldier (Mary Jo Putney) – review
- Wed. 11/23/16: In the Dragon’s Eye: Prose and Cons
- Thur. 11/24/16: Happy Thanksgiving!
- Fri. 11/25/16: Meme Logos: To Personalize or Not?
- Sat. 11/26/16: News & Notes – 11/26/16
- Sun. 11/27/16: Sunday Post – 11/27/16 – this post
Upcoming on the Blog
- Tues. 11/29/16: Happy Birthday, Louisa May Alcott
- Thur. 12/01/16: The Backlist Reader Challenge – Rules & Sign-ups
- Fri. 12/02/16: TBD
- Sat. 12/03/16: News & Notes – 12/03/16 – tentative
- Sun. 12/04/16: Sunday Post – 12/04/16 – tentative
The sign-up post for The Backlist Reader Challenge will go up on
November 30 December 1! (ETA: Sorry, there was a glitch and it went up on Dec. 1 instead.) If you’re looking for a year-long challenge to read books from your TBR pile or list, hang on — it’s on its way. This will be a chance to get to some of those older titles you’ve been wanting to read.
What I’m Reading/Watching
Reading: Sunday evening, I relaxed by reading Wild at Whiskey Creek, which I loved! Later in the week, I reread The Blue Sword (my collection); I realize I’ve never properly reviewed it, so I hope to do that this time around. Currently, I’m reading Tempest (Valdemar anthology; ARC) and Lady Claire Is All That (Maya Rodale; ARC), and hope to get back to Shades of Milk and Honey (Mary Robinette Kowal; purchased) by next weekend.
Watching: We continued our Harry Potter rewatch with The Half-Blood Prince. Between my work and Mr. Bookwyrm’s, there hasn’t been time for much else, but we did watch a documentary about cats on Thanksgiving. I wasn’t planning to see the whole thing, but one of our kitties was so fascinated that we kept watching (and smiling at how riveted he was.)
New Additions to the Hoard
Cover links take you to Goodreads.
For Review or Review Consideration
(nothing this week)
Purchased for Kindle
I had the ARC of The Thinking Woman’s Guide to Magic, but didn’t get to finish it before it expired. I was enjoying it quite a bit, though, so I was delighted to snag a Kindle copy on sale. Fairest, Graceling, and The Children of Hurin are as much for Robin as for me. I’ve wanted to read A Most Curious Murder since reading Katherine’s review at I Wish I Lived in a Library, but my library never got it, so I grabbed that one on sale as well.