Sunday Post – 1/26/14

January 26, 2014 Sunday Post 32

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.

Hey, we finally got some snow!  Not as much as the forecasters predicted, which has become the norm this winter, but a respectable 3 inches nonetheless.  I took the snowy day to make some banana bread, do a little reading, and catch up on responding to blog comments.

It’s also been great to have Mr. Bookwyrm home in the evenings.  I really missed him last week.  I don’t mind being alone during the day so much — I’ve got my indexing work, blogging, and books to keep me busy (not to mention the housework — no, really, let’s not mention that! I’d much rather read.)  But evenings are harder, when he’s on travel. And besides, we needed to finish up Foyle’s War.  Which we’ve done, except for the three episodes that aired this fall.  We’re waiting for those to show up on Netflix. 

On a more serious note, I found out this week that a college friend of mine died unexpectedly of sleep apnea. It was a total shock and a great sadness.  I had lost touch with him for many years and had only recently made contact again through Facebook.  I’d been hoping to see him if we ever got up to New York, where he worked as a theater tech.  It’s so hard to believe that he’s gone.

Last week on the blog: 

The coming week:

  • Mon. 1/27: Home to Seaview Key, by Sherryl Woods (review)
  • Tues. 1/21: Top Ten Worlds I’d Never Want to Live In (Top Ten Tuesday)
  • Wed. 1/29: Magic Man, by Patricia Rice (review)
  • Fri. 1/31: An Air of Treason, by P. F. Chisolm (review)
  • Sat. 2/01: News & Notes – 1/25/14 

New additions to the hoard:   

(Click links for Goodreads page.)

Kindle books, purchased and free:

32 Responses to “Sunday Post – 1/26/14”

  1. Greg

    We got a ton of snow yesterday and today too, it’s been a rough winter here so far. Hope you enjoy the new books, heard good things about The Golem and the Jinni and Geekomancy looks kinda fun.

    Sorry to hear about your friend, that is awful.

    • Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard

      Thank you, Greg. I’m still tearing up whenever I think of him.

      I read so many great reviews of The Golem and the Jinni that when the Kindle edition went on sale, I grabbed it. I don’t know when I’ll get to it, but at least I’ll have a copy when I have time!

  2. Sandy Farmer

    So sorry to hear about your friend. And I can’t say I’ve ever known anyone to die from sleep apnea though I know it’s definitely dangerous. Looks like you got some good books this week! Happy reading!

    SP & STS
    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

    • Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard

      Thank you, Sandy. Yes, it is. I knew it could be dangerous, but I didn’t know it could kill an otherwise healthy 50-year-old who biked everywhere. (People, if you or someone you love snore, please get checked for sleep apnea. It could save your life.)

    • Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard

      I’m looking forward to reading it, though I’m not sure when. It’s on sale on Kindle right now (or was through yesterday at least), in case you want to get a copy.

      Thank you. I do have some wonderful memories of doing shows with Dan. He was an amazing “techie”, able to pull together good sets and lighting from the oddest assortment of stuff (usually whatever we could scrounge; our budgets were pretty low.)

    • Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard

      Thank you, Laurel-Rain. You’re exactly right; the suddenness does make it worse.

      The “star” books are novellas in Peterfreund’s For Darkness Shows the Stars series, which I’ve been wanting to read. Now I just need to get hold of the two actual books in the series!

  3. Yvonne

    I’m sorry to hear about your friend. That’s very sad.

    We were supposed to get more snow tomorrow but it seems like it’s out of the forecast now. It’s still pretty cold, though.

    Hope you have a great week!

  4. Heidi@Rainy Day Ramblings

    I just finished my indexing yesterday and it was quite the undertaking considering my blog is almost two and a half. Glad to get it done. Sorry about your friend, life is fragile. I got shocking news like that recently too. A close friend of mine lost her husband to a heartattack on Christmas Eve 🙁 Makes you want to hug your loved ones closer.

    • Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard

      Thank you. Life is fragile, yes. I’m feeling so grateful for my husband, and for being here myself. I’m so sorry to hear about your friend’s husband – what a terrible thing.

      Congratulations – am I understanding correctly that you indexed your blog or made a review list? I need to do that too – the review list, I mean. And probably update my tags. (Just to be clear, though, the indexing I mentioned is my freelance job – I create back-of-the-book indexes for forthcoming nonfiction books.)

  5. Diana Leigh

    Hmm, your post on Amazon was interesting. I can see how it would work with a lot of their customers.

    So sorry about the loss of your friend…((hugs))

  6. Melissa (My words and pages)

    Oh my. Sorry to hear about your friend. But glad you have the Mr. home in the evenings. 🙂

    Oh, we have been getting snow all weekend. Crazy! It keeps coming. lol. It’s pretty from the inside, but we are going to have to go out tomorrow. It can leave now. 😉

    Well, hope you have a good week.

    • Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard

      We just got some more snow last night! I wasn’t expecting it to do much but we got another 3 inches. Luckily, it’s light and easy to move.

      Hope you’re having a good week, and thank you for the sympathy. It warms my heart!

  7. Lindsay

    I’m glad to hear you enjoy Foyle’s War! I keep seeing it at work (the library) and thought it looked intriguing. Since we seem to have similar tastes I will probably like it too! It looks like it will be a perfect thing to watch while knitting.

    • Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard

      I love Foyle’s War! And I do knit while I watch, but only if it’s something I don’t have to look at while I knit. There is so much conveyed by facial expressions, particularly Michael Kitchen’s, that you can miss a lot if you aren’t watching pretty closely.

  8. Bea

    I’m so sorry to hear about your friend. My condolences to you and to his family.

    We got snow too but nothing significant. Now if we could get rid if these nasty temps, where the high, if we’re lucky, is in the teens. Brrr.

    Happy reading.

    • Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard

      Thank you, Bea. That means a lot.

      Our temps have been mostly in the teens and 20s, but Monday it got up to almost 50 before plunging down into the deep freeze again. Yesterday I think it reached 19 or 21, and we got another 3 inches of snow last night. At this rate, the kids will be in school until July! (Not mine; mine is in college now. But my friends keep complaining about all the snow days.)

    • Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard

      Thank you, Melissa. It never ceases to amaze me how supportive the blogging community is. And yes, I’m very glad he was home when I got the news.

      Hope you’re having a great week!

    • Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard

      It really was, Jan. It’s still a bit hard to believe. But it’s been moving to see all the tributes my fellow classmates have written on his page. He was well-known and loved by a lot of us.

      I hope you’re enjoying your new books! I’m still trying to get through a backlog of ARCs, so who knows when I’ll get to my new books. That Geekomancy book looks fun.

  9. Lanaia M.

    I’ve heard such great things about The Golem and the Jinni! I hope you like it 🙂 I really need to read it soon.. thanks for stopping by my blog!