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’m swamped with work again. It seems to be feast or famine this year! But the book I’m indexing is really interesting: well-written and informative. The constant exposure to new subjects and ideas is one of the best parts of my job. Science one month, political history another, cultural history or arts and letters after that… the variety is fun, and satisfies my insatiable desire to learn at least a little about a lot of different subjects.
Given the workload, though, I don’t expect to get around the blogosphere much this week. I guess I should have saved a few of last week’s posts!
Other than that, there’s not much going on here. I’m healing well from last week’s procedure, but I will be very glad when I finish up this course of antibiotics. I have to take them 4 times a day, 6 hours apart, with food, and it has me craving an unbroken night’s sleep.
I’m back up to 4 books behind on my Goodreads challenge.
I’ve decided to count one or two of my Ngaio Marsh rereads toward The Backlist Reader Challenge 2018—the ones I had completely forgotten, or nearly so. I mean, if I read it over 30 years ago and all I remember is the detective and the setting, but I can’t remember any of the characters, the plot, the murder, or the solution… well, that’s less than what I would know from reading the back-cover blurb, so it’s OK to count it for the challenge. Looking at my reading for the year, I’ve actually read about 20 backlist titles out of my goal of 30. I just haven’t written reviews for most of them.
COYER Winter 2018 started yesterday. Wish me luck!
Also, signups for The Backlist Reader Challenge 2019 are now open! If you want to tackle those older titles on your TBR pile, this is a great way to do it.
Last Week on the Blog
- Sunday Post –11/25/2018
- Fact and fiction: Never the twain shall meet? – Part 2
- I’m giving it a shot: #COYER Winter 2018
- The Backlist Reader Challenge 2019: Rules and Sign-up
- Closer to the Chest (Mercedes Lackey) – review
- News & Notes – 12/01/2018
- Sunday Post –12/02/2018 – this post
Upcoming on the Blog
- Nice Dragons Finish Last (Rachel Aaron) – review
- WIP Wednesday – tentative
- Other posts TBD
- News & Notes – 12/08/2018 – tentative
- Sunday Post –12/09/2018 – tentative
What I’m Reading/Watching
Reading: In memory of William Goldman, who died last week, I’ve been slowly rereading The Princess Bride—slowly, in order to savor it better. For my ongoing Ngaio Marsh series binge this week, I reread Died in the Wool and Final Curtain. I also started Rachel Aaron’s Heartstriker series with Nice Dragons Finish Last, which I’m still in the middle of. It’s fun and well-written urban fantasy (not PNR) with dragon shifters.
Listening to: Christmas music, and one or two Imaginary Worlds podcasts.
Watching: Mr. Bookwyrm and I watched the Patrick Stewart version of A Christmas Carol. I like this version a lot, except for the cheesy costume design for the Ghost of Christmas Future—it looks like an overgrown Jawa with a normal woman’s hands. And I finally watched the second episode of Anne with an E. So far, the series departs significantly from the book in terms of events, and in showing (in flashbacks) the traumas Anne suffered before coming to Green Gables (which you can infer from her past, but Montgomery glosses over to some extent.) But it’s also very true to the characters and the spirit of the book, so I’ll keep watching.
New Additions to the Hoard
Cover links take you to Goodreads.
For Review or Review Consideration
Purchased for Kindle
All of these were on sale except the two Ngaio Marsh books, which I bought because I’m rereading the series, and Someone to Trust, which was a preorder. I read and reviewed an ARC of The Woman in the Water back in March, but I wanted a copy for whenever I reread the series in the future.