Sunday Post – 2/24/2019

February 24, 2019 Sunday Post 5

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!

 My Week

We had snow, sleet, and freezing rain on Wednesday, so my husband stayed home… but I had to work. I turned in an index Wednesday afternoon, and spent Thursday and Friday choosing music for the spring concert and sending out emails about rehearsals, which start next weekend. And I’ve been spinning and knitting a little in the last few days.

Have you been following the romance plagiarism scandal that erupted this week? If you haven’t heard about it yet, I wrote a post sort of summarizing what happened, and updated it Friday and Saturday. (Link below.)

Today I will be unplugged for at least some of the day, attending a funeral for the (adult) son of friends from our old church. I can’t begin to imagine what they are going through; it must be devastating.

 

Last Week on the Blog

 

Upcoming on the Blog

  • Top Ten Tuesday – tentative
  • WIP Wednesday – tentative
  • reviews to be determined
  • News & Notes – 3/02/2019- tentative
  • Sunday Post –3/03/2019

 

What I’m Reading/Watching

Reading: I finished up my binge reread of the Arcane Society series (Jayne Ann Krentz and Amanda Quick; I read the two crossover Jayne Castle books from the series a few weeks ago when I was rereading the Harmony series.) Now I’m working on Rhys Bowen’s The Victory Garden, A Stash of Her Own edited by knitter Clara Parkes, and I’d Rather Be Reading by Anne Bogel. Oh, and yet another Jayne Ann Krentz reread.

Listening to:  I finally finished Founding MothersThe Women Who Raised Our Nation by Cokie Roberts. It was good, and Roberts reads it well (as you would expect from a former NPR reporter.) But there are so many people in it, with so many similar names, that I had a hard time keeping track of who was who, and who was related to whom. I think it would have been easier if I’d been reading a physical book, and could have checked the index or previous chapters whenever I wasn’t sure.

Watching:  We finished Season 1 of Eureka and started Season 2. I really like the show; it’s quirky and lighthearted, even though any new person that turns up has about an 80% chance of ending up dead (often in very weird ways.)

 

New Additions to the Hoard

Cover links take you to Goodreads.

Purchased for Kindle

 

Have a great week, and happy reading!

5 Responses to “Sunday Post – 2/24/2019”

  1. Nicole @ BookWyrmKnits

    I’ll admit, before this current plagiarism issue I never thought about the ghostwriter’s or editor’s responsibilities in this situation. Granted, I still think it’s all the fault of the person who actually DID THE PLAGIARIZING, but it does add more things that potential ghostwriters and editors need to be on the lookout for. Or, I suppose, the named author also needs to be aware when hiring a ghostwriter. In this case the named author sounds like the one to blame, but that might not always be true.

    Have a great week!
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  2. Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer

    The whole plagiarism thing makes me mad, not just for the authors who were harmed but for the effect this has across the boards. It impacts legitimate indie authors along with published authors.

    We had snowmagedon and sadly it looks like we will have a repeat next weekend. It is fa-fa- freezing! Stay warm!
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  3. Katherine @ I Wish I Lived in a Library

    I’m so sorry to hear about your friend’s son. How awful. I enjoyed your post about the plagiarism scandal and I’ve been loving Nora Roberts’ blog posts on the subject. I’ve seen some complaints on Twitter misinterpreting what she’s saying as her wanting to take the self pub industry or legitimately cheap books down but I think that’s more a case of some people on Twitter wanting to be offended. There’s always a few I think. I got the first book in the Arcane series and I’m so looking forward to it! Hope you’re having a great week!

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