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 flew home Tuesday and got right back to work Wednesday. It’s been good to be back even though I’ve barely had time to unpack — this will be a short post because I’m up to my ears in work.
My dad called Friday to tell me that my aunt H passed away Friday. (Not the wife of the uncle who died two weeks ago; this was his eldest brother’s widow.) It was expected; she had pneumonia and congestive heart failure, and she was 89 or so. But it’s the second death in the family in under three weeks, and it’s hard. We’re losing my parents’ generation too quickly. At least I got to visit her briefly when I was there last weekend, although I don’t think she recognized me. I’d like to fly out again for the funeral or memorial service, but I won’t (or rather, can’t) decide for certain until the date is set.
Between death and grief, family gatherings, and work, I haven’t done well with keeping up with the blog this month — or with any of my challenges. I’m reading, but mostly re-reads and other comfort reads, very much on the whim of the moment. I’ll probably end up pulling out one or two of my “reserve” reviews for next week.
Last Week on the Blog
- Mon. 1/25: Secret Sisters (Jayne Ann Krentz) – review
- Wed. 1/27: In the Dragon’s Eye: Revisionary
- Fri. 1/29: Down the Rabbit Hole – discussion
- Sat. 1/30: News & Notes 1/30/16
- Sun. 1/31: Sunday Post 1/31/16 – this post
Upcoming on the Blog
- Mon. 2/01: – January Challenge Wrap-Up
- Tues. 2/02: TBD
- Wed. 2/03: TOUR & Guest Post: Murder on Wheels (Lynn Cahoon)
- Thur. 2/04: TBD
- Fri. 2/05: TBD
- Sat. 2/06: News & Notes 2/05/16 – tentative
- Sun. 2/07: Sunday Post 2/06/16 – tentative
What I’m Reading/Watching
As I said above, it’s been a week for re-reading — I finished the Cousins O’Dwyer trilogy (Dark Witch, Shadow Spell, Blood Magick), then re-read Heart Change (Robin D. Owens, part of her Celta series.) I’m apparently on a fantasy-romance kick right now, because I went on to read two more in the Celta series that I hadn’t read before, Heart Fate and Heart Search. I should really get back to all my ARCs, so hopefully I’ll be working on a few historical romances and starting on Cathy Ace’s The Case of the Missing Morris Dancer this coming week. (Or I might jump ahead and read the new Amanda Quick novel!)
New Additions to the Hoard
Cover links take you to Goodreads.
SQUEEE! Yes, that is the British edition. We ordered a copy for Robin for Christmas — British, because she prefers the original text (unmodified for US readers.) And my husband ordered one for me, as well. But mine arrived damaged, and after some discussions with Amazon-UK, we agreed to a refund and then ordered a new copy from Book Depository. It came while I was in Utah, and was waiting for me when I got back.
Purchased for Kindle
From the Library