Sunday Post – February 7, 2021

February 7, 2021 Sunday Post 21

The Sunday Post is hosted by the wonderful Kimberly, 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!

This Week

I finished my index and turned it in midweek. I have a week before the next one arrives, which I would like to spend on creative pursuits as much as possible. I did some spinning on Thursday and Friday, and I’ve been knitting in spare moments since Monday. I also got out for a walk on Friday, while it was sunny and relatively warm (around 52 F.) On Saturday, I cut Mr. Bookwyrm’s hair—my third time cutting it, but the first time in 4 months. It came out pretty well.

We are expecting some wet snow today, anything between a light coating and 5 inches. Sounds like a good day to stay in, read, spin, knit, and pretend to watch the Super Bowl.

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Looking Ahead

What I’m Reading/Watching

Reading: I devoured The Lady Has a Past (Amanda Quick; ARC) in one night; I couldn’t resist starting it almost as soon I was approved for it. I read The Tea Dragon Society by Kay (Katie) O’Neill; it’s a short and charming graphic novel I have wanted to read for over a year, and finally bought because the library didn’t have a copy. I reread The Collector (Nora Roberts) just because I was in the mood, and started Tribute for the same reason.

This week, I may start Beach Read by Emily Henry. It’s one of the COYER Book Club books for February, and it also fits the current romance-themed COYER readathon. I also need to finish Wild Rain by Beverly Jenkins. My buddy reader, Sophia Rose of the Delighted Reader blog, already finished it and really liked it.

Listening to: I started listening to The Library at the End of the World by Felicity Hayes-McCoy. So far, I’m on the fence about whether to keep listening, switch to the ebook, or let it go.

Watching: We watched The Sound of Music in tribute to Christopher Plummer, whose death was announced on Friday. Then we watched a documentary about the making of the movie, or rather, Julie Andrews’s favorite memories of it (although plenty of other people were interviewed, too.)

Playing: Carcassonne, Merge Magic, DragonVale, Pokemon Go, the NYT daily crossword and some of their other games.

Added to the Hoard

For Review or Consideration

Thank you to Avon for A Scot to the Heart!

Purchased (Kindle, print, or audio)

Kindle: The Tyrant’s Tomb; Tooth and Claw; A Brush with Shadows; Eye Spy; Mere Christianity; Midwinter Murder. (Click title for Goodreads page or my review.)

Stay safe, stay healthy, stay kind… and may you find books a haven in the coming weeks.

21 Responses to “Sunday Post – February 7, 2021”

  1. Jan @ Notes from a Readerholic

    You sound as though you’ve been very busy working, Lark. It’s good to have a few days to relax and do things you enjoy. One of my daughters loves The Sound of Music and when she visited Salzburg, Austria a few years ago she stayed at a hostel that showed the movie every night!

    I read Beach Read and Midwinter Murder last year and liked both quite a bit. Since Midwinter Murder is short stories there were some I liked a lot and others that weren’t as interesting. Still it’s Agatha Christie so it was fun to read. I hope you read some good books this week!
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    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      After watching the movie again for the first time in five or six years, Salzburg is back on my list of places to go if we ever get to travel again!

      Thank you for the recommendations! I’m looking forward to Beach Read. I figure I’ve probably already read most the stories in Midwinter Murder at some point in my life, since I’ve read so many of Christie’s books… but it will be fun to have the stories grouped together by theme, to dip into on cold, snowy days like today.

  2. Stephanie Jane

    I cut my own hair this week – well, the fringe anyway – but my partner hasn’t cut his in months. It’s now the longest I’ve ever seen it and we’ve been together 17 years!
    Happy reading week to you. You’ve got some good-looking books lined up 🙂

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      Good for you! I used to trim my own bangs in between haircuts, too. Now I don’t have bangs; it’s basically all one length, and given that I haven’t had it cut since January 2020, it now goes halfway down my back. I may have to ask Mr. Bookwyrm to cut it if this goes on much longer. I don’t mind the length, but the ends are getting dry and splitty.

  3. Angela

    It has been so cold lately, we haven’t been able to get out for walks! I’ve been cutting my husband’s hair, too, and it makes me nervous every time I do it!

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      It’s been cold here, too. We have a treadmill, but I was working so much in the last few weeks, I neglected it. I need to do better about that.

      I’m getting more confident about cutting my husband’s hair. A professional could do it better—and faster—but I’m getting the hang of it. I can’t tell you how many videos I watched before I tried the first time!

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      Yes, at least so far. Which would be fine if I were enjoying it as much as I had hoped to. What bothers me is how many of the early chapters are about the main character’s former marriage and how it broke up. Since the husband was a real manipulator, which I can’t stand, I’m not enjoying this bit at all. (I don’t think any of that is terribly spoilery, as I am barely over 10 percent into the book. Also, just to be clear, it’s not the breakup that bothers me. It’s the guy she was married to, and the dynamics between them.) Anyway, I hope the book will eventually focus more on her present life, the library, and the community. I’ll give it a bit longer before I decide to stop.

  4. M. Ravenel

    Love your bookhaul selection!
    I’ve been doing a lot of walking in the mornings. The cold-weather exercise really helps in staying in shape.

    Hope you have a great week!
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    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      I enjoy cold, clear weather, but not cold and wet, which is mostly what we get here in Virginia in winter. In summer, it’s hot and humid, and I don’t do well with that at all. So we got a treadmill for the days when the weather makes us reluctant to go out. But I need to get better about using it regularly!

  5. Nicole @ BookWyrm Knits

    I know what you mean about pretending to watch the Super Bowl. We aren’t even doing that this year, but in normal years when we go to a Super Bowl party I spend the time not paying attention to the game.

    I asked Mr. Wyrm to cut my hair recently. I had him take off abut 5-6 inches (my hair grows fast), and now it’s so much nicer. He does his own hair, but I help him tidy up the back. Actually, it’s about time for him to do another haircut.
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    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      We did watch the game… sort of. Mr. Bookwyrm watched it on and off, and I alternately read and spun, while keeping half an eye and ear on the game.

      I’ll probably ask Mr. Bookwyrm to do my hair this month.

  6. Katherine

    I haven’t watched The Sound of Music in years but I’ve been tempted to rewatch it. I remember loving it. The Collector looks like a good reread. I’ve only read it once but want to pick it up again. And I really need to read more Amanda Quick. I think her books would be perfect for my mood right now. I’m glad you were able to cut your husband’s hair! My hands aren’t that steady so he’s been doing most of it himself and then I help neaten up the back. Luckily he’s always kept his hair very short. I’ve never been so glad that I have thick hair that can handle length as I haven’t had mine cut in forever. I’m almost curious to see how long I can get it. Hope you have a great week!

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      Your hair is gorgeous, Katherine! I bet it looks spectacular long.

      Amanda Quick is so much fun, whether it’s the early, lighthearted Victorian romances; the paranormal Victorian romantic suspense; or the 1930s romantic suspense she’s writing now (which started out “normal” and seem to be getting more and more paranormal with each book.) I hope you get to read some—it’s great escape reading.