Sunday Post – 2/23/2020

February 23, 2020 Sunday Post 13

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!

Last Week

A new index arrived this week, so I’m in the thick of it. I’m also working on decluttering (slowly) and on getting ready for the start of rehearsals for the spring concert. And reading, and spinning, and knitting… whenever I can squeeze in some time!

Unfortunately I was under the weather for about half the week, but I did get some reading in. I started the week at 7 books behind for my Goodreads challenge, and now I’m only 5 books behind. But it still makes me feel pressured. I keep reminding myself that it’s just a goal, and it doesn’t matter all that much if I make it or not. What matters is whether I enjoy what I’m reading… and for the most part, I have been.

Last Week on the Blog

This Week on the Blog

What I’m Reading/Watching

Reading: I finished The Last Passenger (Charles Finch; ARC), which came out on Tuesday; it was excellent, as all his books are. I also read The Bachelor (Sabrina Jeffries; ARC), and really enjoyed it. I reread Tribute by Nora Roberts, mostly because I watched the movie this week, and the book is so much better. (I reviewed it back in 2017, but I might review it again and compare the movie to the book.) Then, because I wasn’t feeling well, I decided to reread Roberts’s Three Sisters Island trilogy (for the third time): Dance Upon the Air, Heaven and Earth, and Face the Fire. And I’m still slowly working my way through Decluttering at the Speed of Life (Dana K. White.) (Click titles for Goodreads or my review.)

Listening: I had been listening to Shades of Milk and Honey by Mary Robinette Kowal, but I didn’t listen to it at all this week. Instead, I listened to the first five or six episodes of The Sheepspot Podcast, a podcast for spinners.

Watching: Picard (season 1) and Warehouse 13 (season 3.) As I mentioned above, I also watched Tribute, a TV adaptation of Nora Roberts’s novel. I really like the book, but to be honest, the movie was kind of meh.

Added to the Hoard

Purchased (Kindle, print, or audio)

Click to see on Goodreads, or my review: September; Death Below Stairs; Chasing Cassandra (the latter was a pre-order.)

Have a great week!

13 Responses to “Sunday Post – 2/23/2020”

  1. Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms

    Awesome haul this week, Lark! I hope you’ll enjoy all of them.
    I set a really low Goodreads challenge, so I’m ahead. And that makes me feel good 🙂 I usually do that at the beginning of the year, and then, later on, I might put it a bit higher.
    I hope you’re feeling all good now, and that you’ll have a wonderful week.
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  2. jessicabookworm

    Hey Lark, other than being under the weather sounds like you had a good, especially all those re-reads – Re-reading always makes me feel better. Also don’t put yourself under any pressure. There will be weeks where you read more and I am sure you will balance out to reach your goal. The most important thing is to enjoy your reading. 🙂
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  3. sjhigbee

    I love the idea of a podcast for spinners! I recall the time when hobbyists had to trawl libraries to find information on how to improve… it’s so much better, these days:)). As for the Reading Challenge goal – I set them all the time for my writing, but while they make great servants, they make dreadful masters. If the pressure of trying to read a certain number of books is starting to erode that feeling – then dump it. Nothing is worth spoiling the enjoyment of a good book:)). Have a great week.

  4. Sumedha

    I totally relate to being behind on the reading challenge. I’m about 4 books behind now and I’ve decided that I’ll reduce my challenge if I couldn’t by the end of this month. I want to read for pleasure and my goal is to read BETTER books this year. That means more time spent on each book and bigger books. So, yeah. Hope you catch up on your challenge soon 🙂

    My Sunday Post, if you’re interested:

  5. Anne - Books of My Heart

    Well I’m glad you are feeling better now. I don’t do very much rereading. There are so many new things I want to read. That’s part of why I do the Read-along. I alternate between rereading favorites and trying something totally new.

    I have been a total fail on knitting since the move. Soon when I get the flannel sorted I hope to get back to it.

    Have a great week and happy reading! Last week of COYER!
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  6. Katherine @ I Wish I Lived in a Library

    I love that Nora Roberts trilogy though I’ve really only reread the first book. It’s my favorite but I need to reread the rest of it. Tribute was not the best of the Nora Roberts movies (and got a bit confusing honestly) but I do love the book. I’ve got a list of Roberts books I’d like to reread. Have a great week!

  7. RO

    It’s pretty amazing how popular Nora Roberts books are, and she continues to reinvent her writing. We can definitely see why she makes the big bucks. I read Tribute too, and really enjoyed it. Glad you’re feeling much better these days. I don’t set goals for my reading, but a lot of my blogger friends have been do, so it definitely makes a little more conscious of what I read, and to step it up a little. I’ve been watching Picard too, and loving it. Hugs, RO