Sunday Post – 1/25/15

January 25, 2015 Sunday Post 50

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

It was a singularly uneventful week, other than finally getting my new glasses and having lunch with a dear friend. Mr. Bookwyrm and I watched Captain America: The Winter Soldier (which was really good) and finished up the new Cosmos series, and I’m watching Campion: ‘Mystery Mile’ (I got the second set for Christmas.)

I put some of my free time to good use and pulled together a list of book fairs, book festivals, and book-related conventions. The list is aimed at readers, not writers, but there are links to lists for writers. It’s a new page on my blog; you’ll find the tab below the header. I hope you’ll find it useful! If you know of local book festivals I didn’t put on there, please let me know.

I’ve left most of my review slots empty for next week, because I’m doing the COYER Scavenger Hunt readathon. Hopefully I can get the books not only read but reviewed; if not, I’ll put a review or two out of storage.


Last Week on the Blog



Next Week on the Blog

  • Mon. 1/26/15:  (review TBD)
  • Wed. 1/28/15: One Wish (Thunder Point) (review)
  • Thur. 1/29/15:  (review TBD)
  • Fri. 1/30/15: (review TBD)
  • Sat. 1/31/15: News & Notes 1/31/15


New Additions to the Hoard

For Review



Jeffries_Sabrina_TwasTheNightAfterChristmasSigned! Many thanks to author Sabrina Jeffries and Anna of Herding Cats & Burning Soup


Purchased or Free for Kindle

Believe it or not, I actually managed not to buy ANYTHING this week!

Have a great week, and happy reading!

50 Responses to “Sunday Post – 1/25/15”

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      I don’t blame you for keeping this week open… just read whatever you want whenever you have time. As for the Sabrina Jeffries, I’m looking forward to reading it, but I can’t decide whether to read it soon or save it for the 2015 holiday season. Have a great week, and I’m praying for that grandbaby to come soon and for a healthy mom and baby!

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      Isn’t that always the way? I love the Sunday Post because I get to catch up on reviews I’ve missed and see what other good books are out there that I might want to read… but it sure plays havoc with my TBR list! Have a great week and I’ll be by shortly!

  1. Red Iza

    I love the covers of Shadow scale and Uprooted, but I’m afraid I haven’t read any of these books. Heard a lot of good about Sabrina Jeffries, though ! Good luck on your COYER, enjoy your new glasses 😉
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    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      People seem to love Sabrina Jeffries, and I love a good historical romance, so I’m looking forward to reading it! Thanks for coming by.

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      I only have time to read a few books for it, and that only because I am between freelance jobs at the moment. Good luck on your exams! And have a good week, if you can around all the studying. 🙂

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      I was literally squealing with joy when I got each of those approvals – I’ve been waiting for Shadow Scale for so long, and I love Novik’s Temeraire series, so I can’t wait to see what she does with a dragon in a YA fantasy.

  2. Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

    Yay for new glasses! 🙂 I’ll have to check out your book fair etc links! I’m always interested in going to those kinds of things, but I just mostly don’t have enough information about availability. 🙂 So this is great. I haven’t read anything by Robyn Carr and I wish I’d read Seraphina when it released, but both are still on my TBR list. Have a great week!

    SP & STS
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    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      I needed the prescription change – not so much for distance but definitely for reading. (Yes, I’m in bifocals these days.)

      One of the reasons I put together the book festival list is that I would like to go to more of them myself. I’m lucky to live not too far from Washington, DC, so I have gone to the National Book Festival once and the Baltimore Book Fair once, but there are others I could get to if I knew when they were. And I figured there were other people who would feel the same way. I’m hoping people will contact me about local festivals that I can add to the list.

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      No worries – I get behind too! As for the scavenger hunt, I’ve already read a book with a one-word title for 1 point; now on to the next. Hope you stay warm, too!

  3. Kathy @ My Nook, Books & More

    I keep putting off getting new glasses. I need to get them soon since I am sometimes squinting with them on.

    I’m also doing the COYER scavenger hunt. I’m a slow reader because of work so I’m aiming for the higher points. This is a fun challenge so I hope we both do good!
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    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      Definitely time to get new glasses, if you have to squint in the old ones! That was my problem, too. Good luck with COYER and the scavenger hunt. It’s going to be fun. I’ve got some books that should fit several categories for higher points, too.

  4. Dreams

    Congrats on winning a book! I haven’t heard of that one, but it looks like a historical romance, so I’ll have to check it out.

    Your list of bookish gatherings! This is perfect, just what I have been looking for. People keep talking about some of these and I have no idea where they are located.

    Good luck with COYER! This is a much needed challenge for all of us I think.
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    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      Oh, I’m glad you like the list! It took all day to put together, but I wanted one, and I couldn’t find a really comprehensive one, so… I took the lists I could find and then searched for other festivals. I’m sure I’m missing a bunch, but hopefully people will tell me about more.

      Good luck to you with COYER, too, if you’re doing it. I haven’t been as focused as I should be – I went on a rereading binge – but I’m getting back to it now. The Scavenger Hunt helps.

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      Thanks, Yvonne! I hope it will be helpful. As for Kindle books, I have so many books to read already that I’m trying not to pick up new ones unless I really want to read them… which still yields me a fair few most weeks!

  5. Greg

    We liked Captain America too. And nice con list- I got some ideas there of cons I’d like to go to, a few I wasn’t aware of. Shadow Scale and Uprooted both look interesting.
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    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      Glad the list was helpful! There are several cons I’m eying, but I also want to get to a bunch of book festivals this year. The YA Book Festival coming up in Arlington, VA looks good.

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      Thanks! I’m not sure whether to start it soon or put it off until the next holiday season. I do have a lot of books in-house at the moment, so maybe I’ll wait, even though I’m eager to try her work.

  6. Ramona

    I think it’s so great that you have reviews “on storage”, lol 🙂 I can barely keep up with my GR reading challenge for the year (in fact, I’m pretty sure I’ve already fallen behind…) All my respect and admiration for someone who can read and review so many books. Well done!
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    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      Thank you! At the moment, I have a whopping 1 review in storage, and 1 non-review post, but I’m trying to build it back up again. I had about 5 or 6 last year, but ended up using them all during weeks when (freelance) work was too hectic to write posts. They tend to be reviews of older books, books that have been out for several years (or decades), so they’re not too time-sensitive.

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      It sure is! I’m having a pretty good week, except for a strange lack of motivation. Oh, well, it will come back – probably around the same time that work picks up! 😉

  7. Jennifer @ The Relentless Reader

    New glasses are always fun. I’ll be picking out a new pair in March and I’m already looking forward to it, lol.

    My family really liked The Winter Soldier too. I thought it was one of the better comic movies in the past few years 😀

    I hope you’re having a great week!

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      I agree; The Winter Soldier was one of the best Marvel movies yet. And as my daughter pointed out, it’s a movie with a hero and a heroine who aren’t romantically involved. They’re allies who become friends. And she’s just as capable as he is, and just as crucial to their success. All those things are really rare in the movie world.

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      I’m not mingling much, and I haven’t reviewed the two books I’ve read so far, but I will (hopefully today.) I think you participate in whatever way you can, and don’t worry about it. 🙂