Sunday Post – 1/19/14

January 19, 2014 Sunday Post, week in review 27

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.

Mr. Bookwyrm got home Friday night after almost a week away – huzzah!  The house was very lonely and quiet with no one in it but me and the cats… although Tasha did go on the occasional meowing jag for no apparent reason.  I wish I knew what she was trying to tell me when she does that.

Yesterday afternoon a writer friend and I went to an author talk featuring Susanna Kearsley, Deanna Raybourn, and Joanna Bourne.  It was great fun; I’ll try to post about it later this week. 

The last two weeks on the blog: 

The coming week:
  • Mon. 1/20: Killing Cupid, by Laura Levine (review)
  • Tues. 1/21: Top Ten Things on My Reading Wish List (Top Ten Tuesday)
  • Thur. 1/23: The Peculiar Case of Lord Finsbury’s Diamonds, by Stephanie Laurens (review)
  • Fri. 1/24: Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy, by Karen Foxlee (review)
  • Sat. 1/25: News & Notes – 1/25/14 

New additions to the hoard:   

(Click links for Goodreads page.)

For review:

I am so excited that I got a review copy of The Shadow King!!!  And A Snicker of Magic looks like a fun MG fantasy.  Many thanks to Scholastic for both.

From the library:
I read and reviewed Splintered last year, but I want to do a quick skim-through before I read Unhinged.
Kindle books, purchased and free:

Purchased in print:
And I got them all signed!  I bought these for the 3-author talk and signing that I went to Saturday. I already had an almost pristine copy of the second Lady Julia Grey mystery with the original cover, so I ended up with 2 signed copies from each of these wonderful ladies.  I can’t wait to try Susanna Kearsley’s books; she’s been on my TBR list for a few years now.  As for Deanna Raybourn, I need to catch up on the last few Lady Julia mysteries, but first I want to re-read the early ones.  And Joanna Bourne has been highly recommended by several people I trust.

27 Responses to “Sunday Post – 1/19/14”

  1. Greg

    Nice wrap up this week! Lots of good books, and links too. Wrede on Writing sounds great, I’ll be picking that up. I’m curious about the Cosmos reboot, I really enjoyed that series as a kid. Nice to see it return.

    Oh and our cats do that too- it would be nice to know what they are trying to say!

    • Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard

      Thanks, Greg! Our daughter and I were over the moon when we saw the news about the Cosmos reboot. I’m definitely going to have to watch it somehow. Difficult, without cable… but hopefully not impossible. Maybe someplace like Hulu will stream them.

      Cats are inscrutable beings. Cute, but inscrutable. 😉

  2. Jan

    I’m always so happy when my husband gets home after a trip. It is quiet with just the cats though I have one who meows when she carries her toys in her mouth! She’s part Siamese so she has a pretty loud meow.

  3. kimbacaffeinate

    I loved signed books, I actually have both of Kearsley’s books well ebooks and just need more time! Have a wonderful week and enjoy spending the day with your hubby.

  4. Yvonne

    I love Laura Levine’s series. It sounds so good. I, also, want to read A Dark and Stormy Knit.

    Have a great week!

  5. A Voracious Reader

    Excellent book haul! We have a tabby, Capt. Kirk, that will go around meowing for no reason I can fathom. I’m hoping he’s not seeing ghosts. o.O Have a great week!

    • Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard

      Oh, that’s an explanation that never occurred to me… Unlikely, though, since our house is less than 25 years old and no-one has ever died here. I think it’s just Tasha’s way of saying “Notice me!” Or maybe she’s practicing for her Metropolitan Opera debut. 😉

  6. My anxious life

    I wish I knew what my cats were saying half the time. My cat Merry will yowl when no one is in the room. Sometimes I wonder if he is yelling “where did everybody go??”. Splintered has an amazing cover… I really want to read that one!!!

    • Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard

      He’s just messing with your mind! 😉

      Splintered was really good, although I experienced some personal squeamishness while reading it. The author did very well at re-creating the weirdness of Wonderland, but more adult, more creepy, and more disorienting. (You can see my review here, if you’re interested.)

  7. Michelle @ In Libris Veritas

    I’m so with you on the cat thing…I’m pretty sure my cat is OCD and going blind, and it would be incredibly helpful if she could just say outright what she needs instead of leading me all over the house at 2 am. I don’t think she can see the food in the bowl at night, so I have to go make her nose touch it, give her treats and escape before she notices I’m gone. A Snicker of Magic looks so cute! I hope you enjoy your new books!

  8. Bea

    Lots and lots of books! Aren’t signings fun? I enjoy them.

    A Snicker of Magic and Killing Cupid look cute.

    Happy reading!

    • Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard

      My review of Killing Cupid went up Monday; I had a mixed reaction, which was a little disappointing as I was all set to fall in love with another cozy writer. Oh, well! It wasn’t bad, just… OK.

      A Snicker of Magic looks really cute, I agree. I’m looking forward to reading it.

  9. Berls

    Your library picks are particularly high on my tbrs! I just can’t seem to find the time for everything I want to read! enjoy your great haul 🙂