Sunday Post – 12/14/14

December 14, 2014 Sunday Post 26

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!

My Week

Whew! It’s been a busy 2 weeks. I worked hard on an indexing project which I turned in on the 8th. Then I had 3 days to get ready to leave for a month of visiting family – meaning not only packing, but finishing most of the Christmas shopping. We’re now visiting my dad and stepmother in Utah before going on to my mom and stepdad and my sister’s family in New Mexico. And Robin has the whole month off! We picked her up at the airport yesterday. She looks great – she cut her below-the-waist hair really short, and it looks both sophisticated and retro-cute. It’s going to be wonderful to spend a whole month with her – we haven’t seen her since early September.

Because I’ll be spending time with family (and working – I have an indexing project with me), blog posts may be a bit sporadic over the next three or four weeks. I’ve got some posts scheduled through the end of this week, but Saturday’s News & Notes and the Sunday Post may be a bit erratic. And after this week, it’s whatever I can squeeze in, though I do have a backlog of half-written reviews to finish up. Things should get back to normal in mid-January.

Last Two Weeks On the Blog



Yours For Christmas (Susan Mallery)
Waistcoats & Weaponry (Finishing School #3) by Gail Carriger
The Monogram Murders (Sophie Hannah)


This Week on the Blog

The Late Scholar (Lord Peter Wimsey) by Jill Paton Walsh
  • Mon., 12/15/14: The Late Scholar, by Jill Paton Walsh (review)
  • Tues. 12/16/14: My Top Ten Books for 2014 (Top Ten Tuesday) (tentative)
  • Thurs. 12/18/14: Dragonholder (a biography of Anne McCaffrey) (review)
  • Fri., 12/19/15: Blogging what you read vs. reading what you blog (Musings)
  • Sat., 12/20/15: [News & Notes – tentative]


New Additions to the Hoard

For Review
The Counterfeit Heiress (Tasha Alexander)
The Edge of Dreams (Rhys Bowen)

 Many thanks to St. Martin’s Press/Minotaur Books and Harlequin!

Purchased or Free for My Kindle
The Song of Achilles (Madeline Miller)







As you can see, I took advantage of the Cyber Monday ebook sales!


26 Responses to “Sunday Post – 12/14/14”

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      Well – it is two weeks’ worth – and one of those weeks was the post-Thanksgiving sales. But yes, I went a little One-Click-happy! 😉

  1. Katherine @ I Wish I Lived in a Library

    Yay! You got Dogwood Hill! Sounds like you are going to need to spend the entire month of January holed up with a book to recover from the last few months! You got some great books this week. I enjoyed that Sarah Morgan though Sleigh Bells is probably my favorite. I’m interested in that Dorothy Sayers/Walsh book. Enjoy your new books and your time with Robin and your family. Have a great week!
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    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      Oh, spending all of January holed up with a book (make that a pile of books) sounds like heaven! 🙂 And I was very happy to get Dogwood Hill; I love that series. Thanks for stopping by, and have a great week!

  2. Greg

    Safe travels and enjoy your family time! Your Musings post looks interesting and so do your new books (and thank you Gail carriger recommendation on Goodreads!). I see a Tasha Alexander in there and I liked the last one I read quite a bit.
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    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      I did get some yummy books in the last few weeks; can’t wait to dive into them! I hope you’ll drop by for the reading-and-blogging post. Have a wonderful week!

  3. R_Hunt @ View From My Home

    I read a present-day book by Nancy Springer last year. Didn’t realize she wrote in all different genres. The Legend of Holly Claus looks like a cute book, and is a bit of a chunkster at over 500 pages!

    Glad to hear of your plans for travels this Christmas season to see your relatives and being with loved ones. We’ll see you when we see you, no problems. Try to relax and enjoy!
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    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      I read three of the books in The Book of Isle series way back in high school or college – so more than 30 years ago. She’s been a prolific and adventurous author! I didn’t realize how long The Legend of Holly Claus is when I bought it – I don’t think I’ll get around to it this Christmas, but hopefully next year!

  4. kimbacaffeinate

    The Counterfeit Heiress looks awesome and look at you snagging all the Outlander books. My oldest is loving them and shoots me dirty looks because I have only read book Have fun in your travels, enjoy your daughter and be safe!
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    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      Well… I keep meaning to read them. I probably should wait and see if I like them before I snag any more, though! 😉 And I can’t wait to read The Counterfeit Heiress and the Rhys Bowen book.

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      Don’t hold your breath on the McCaffrey bio; it’s fun and worth reading for fans but not the in-depth bio I would have liked. Have a great holiday, Anya!

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      Thanks, Angie! I did have fun, though we didn’t do anything touristy, just hung out with my dad and stepmother for the most part. Same here in New Mexico – we do more walks and sightseeing in the summer, but when we’re here for Christmas, it’s all about being with family. 🙂