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!
Happy Hanukkah to all of you who are celebrating it!
I finally got the index turned in on Monday. What a relief! Tuesday, I flew from Salt Lake City (where I had been visiting my dad and stepmother) to New Mexico to visit my other set of parents.
There was an inversion in the Salt Lake Valley during the entire week I was there. The city lies in a valley surrounded by mountains, which can trap cold air and/or low pressure under a layer of warmer air and/or high pressure. This means that air pollution builds up, leading to increased levels of haze and smog that mingle with the clouds and fog caused by the colder air at ground level. Flying out of an inversion is always startling. The clouds are low—Tuesday, they were literally at ground level, with fog throughout the city. As the plane took off, the ground disappeared in the cloud/fog almost immediately. Well before we reached the height of the surrounding peaks, we had broken free of the clouds, and were flying over a sea of cloud through which the mountaintops thrust up like islands.
We’re spending Christmas in New Mexico with my mom, stepdad, and our daughter Robin, who is living with them this year. Mr. Bookwyrm flew in yesterday, and after we picked him up at the airport, we spent part of the day in Albuquerque before driving to my parents’ town.
We’ve got a busy week ahead of us here in New Mexico, with lots of events and choir rehearsals as well as spending time with my family. (I get to sing with the choir at my parents’ church when I’m out here.) My sister and brother-in-law and their daughter live here as well, and their son and his girlfriend are coming for Christmas, so we will have quite a family gathering. Now if I can just get the rest of my knitting, shopping, and wrapping done in between all the events…
I hope all of you who celebrate Christmas are enjoying this final week of anticipation as much as I am!
Last Week on the Blog
- Sunday Post – 12/10/2017
- TOUR: Of Murder and Men by Lynn Cahoon (with guest post)
- Sunday Post – 12/17/2017 – this post
Upcoming on the Blog
Given how busy I’ve been since I arrived in New Mexico, the posts I had hoped to catch up on just haven’t happened… and the coming week isn’t looking much better. But I’ll see if I can squeeze out time for one or two!
- Books I Hope Santa Brings Me – Top Ten Tuesday
- News & Notes – 12/23/2017 – tentative
- Sunday Post – 12/24/2017 – tentative
What I’m Reading/Watching
Reading: I finished reading Of Murder and Men (Lynn Cahoon; ARC) for a blog tour, and started two other ARCs: Bloodstains with Bronte by Katherine Bolger Hyde, and Pathways, a short story anthology set in Mercedes Lackey’s Valdemar (and Velgarth, the wider world of which Valdemar is a part.) As you can see, I didn’t get very far with either one.
Listening to: Still listening to Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. I’m about 29% through. It’s great to listen to while I work on finishing knitted Christmas gifts.
Watching: Nothing this week so far. Sometime this vacation, Robin and I plan to finish up the episodes of Avatar: The Last Airbender that I haven’t seen yet.
New Additions to the Hoard
Cover links take you to Goodreads.
For Review or Review Consideration