I spent most of the week planning this season’s choir concert: choosing music, scheduling rehearsals and the concert, and starting to think about publicity. Other than that, it was a fairly quiet week.
Last Sunday’s fiber prep class was fun, even if it was more of a get-together than a class. I had the opportunity to “pluck” an angora rabbit, and they are incredibly soft! They shed their coat every four months, but you have to gently pull the loose (unattached) fur away from the shorter coat that’s growing in underneath. It doesn’t hurt the bunny, I promise! In fact, she snuggled happily in my lap the entire time I was plucking her; the only thing that bothered her was when the cat came by. I also got to spin a little of her fur, and card some Shetland wool (from the owner’s sheep.) I came home with half an alpaca fleece in a lovely chocolate caramel color, so there’s some washing, carding and spinning in my future!
Last Week on the Blog
- Sunday Post – 1/26/2020
- An Everyday Hero by Laura Trentham – review
- Treasures from the Hoard:The Blue Hills by Elizabeth Goudge – review
- Sunday Post – 2/02/2020 – this post
This Week on the Blog
- The Backlist Reader Challenge 2019: Wind-up and Giveaway Winner
- Memories and Murder by Lynn Cahoon – buddy read review
- News & Notes – 2/08/2020 – tentative
- Sunday Post – 2/09/2020 – tentative
What I’m Reading/Watching
Reading: I finished A City of Bells for the Elizabeth Goudge Book Club readalong (reviewed back in 2015), and then reread the sequel, The Blue Hills (UK title: Henrietta’s House.) I also finished His Bride for the Taking , a novella by Tessa Dare. Now I am reading A Curse So Dark and Lonely (Brigid Kemmerer) with Nadene of Totally Addicted to Reading for the COYER Buddy Readathon. I’m rereading The Serpent’s Shadow (Mercedes Lackey), which I reviewed back in 2012. And I’m still working my way through Decluttering at the Speed of Life (Dana K. White; library.) (Click titles for Goodreads or my review links.)
Listening: I still haven’t decided on an audiobook. I keep dithering between Shades of Milk and Honey, which I’ve read but want to reread before continuing the series; One Good Dragon Deserves Another by Rachel Aaron, because I liked the first book; or maybe The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax because I love that whole series and it’s been a while since I read it.
Watching: Mr. Bookwyrm has been working a lot of late nights, so we haven’t watched much, just an episode or two of Warehouse 13, Season 3, and a few Star Trek Shorts.
Added to the Hoard
For Review or Review Consideration
Click to see on Goodreads: The Mystwick School of Musicraft, Race to the Sun, Absolutely Truly. I have an ARC of Mystwick, which is what I will read (so I can count it for COYER), but I wanted to take photos of the cover for Instagram.