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’m working on planning the spring concert for my choruses. I’ve also been working on the current index, a science-history book that is quite interesting. I’ve done a little spinning (or rather, plying) and a little knitting, and a lot more reading, or rather re-reading. That’s had the benefit of reducing my Goodreads Challenge deficit from 9 books behind, to only 4 books behind.
Monday night I heard that a dear friend, my college roommate for several years, had passed away. Sadly, we hadn’t been in contact for about 15 years. Not for lack of wanting to! But about 18 years ago (still a relatively young woman), she suffered a series of strokes that significantly affected her mobility, memory, and cognition. Her parents took her home and became her caregivers. I did try to stay in touch via email, but due to her various impairments, her replies (if they came at all) didn’t always make sense, and were mostly variations on a few themes. Over time, our “correspondence” slowed to a trickle, then stopped. I wish now that I had tried harder to keep it going anyway, and that I’d made the detour to visit her on the few occasions when we drove through her home state. Despite the years, hearing of her death has been like losing her all over again; I was in tears off and on for the rest of the week.
Last Week on the Blog
- Sunday Post – 1/27/2019
- WIP Wednesday – 1/30/2019
- News & Notes – 2/02/2019
- Sunday Post –2/03/2019 – this post
Upcoming on the Blog
- #6degrees: from Fight Club to Dragonflight
- Top Ten Tuesday – tentative
- WIP Wednesday – tentative
- reviews to be determined
- News & Notes – 2/09/2019- tentative
- Sunday Post –2/10/2019
What I’m Reading/Watching
Reading: I read a lot more this week, but most of the books were rereads. In new-to-me books, I finished Playing for Keeps (review to come), and continued off and on with Death and Daisies (Amanda Flower; ARC), though I haven’t quite finished it yet. In between, I binged through a reread of Jayne Castle’s St. Helens series; I don’t like them as much as I do her Ghost Hunters/Harmony series, but I hadn’t reread them in a while, and I was in need of something light but familiar. As you see, that kicked off a reread of Castle’s Harmony series as well.
Listening to: Founding Mothers: The Women Who Raised Our Nation by Cokie Roberts. I must be getting close to the end of the book by now. It’s good, but the audiobook is “selections” from the print book, which leaves me wondering what or who was cut from the audiobook. And I’m finding it a little hard to keep track of some of the lesser-known women, especially since many were related in some way to each other, or had similar names.
Watching: Eureka. Still on season 1, and still really enjoying it. We also need to start Star Trek: Discovery Season 2 soon, since we restarted our subscription to CBS All Access just so we could watch it.
New Additions to the Hoard
Cover links take you to Goodreads.
For Review or Review Consideration
Purchased for Kindle
The Traitor’s Game was on sale; the other three weren’t, but I needed them to fill out the two series I was rereading.