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!
For some reason, it’s been hard to stay focused on much of anything this week. No snow down here to speak of – we got about 3/4 of an inch – but my thoughts are with those of you in the Northeast. I read three and a half books for the COYER Scavenger Hunt this week, but only got one of the reviews written – Beastkeeper. Mr. Bookwyrm and I went out to dinner last Sunday night, and on Friday night we watched Guardians of the Galaxy – it was fun, but it didn’t pull me in like most of the Avengers movies have. Next up on the movie schedule is Howl’s Moving Castle, which I’ve heard really good things about.
Last Week on the Blog
- Wed. 1/28/15: One Wish, by Robyn Carr (review)
- Thur. 1/29/15: Beastkeeper (review)
- Sat. 1/31/15: News & Notes 1/31/15 – the death of author Colleen McCullough and illustrator Margaret Bloy Graham; your ereader is watching you; Dr. Seuss’s creative process; and more!
Next Week on the Blog
- Mon. 2/02/15: Dreaming Spies (review)
- Tues. 2/03/15: Ten Fantasy Books I Want to Read (Top Ten Tuesday)
- Wed. 2/04/15: Twenty Questions with the Bookwyrm’s Hoard
- Fri. 2/06/15: January Challenge Update
- Sat. 2/07/15: News & Notes 2/07/15
New Additions to the Hoard
Can’t wait to see what you think of Dreaming Spies !
Lily B recently posted…Review: Ready to Wed by Cindi Madsen
On the whole, I liked it. And I loved the part set in Japan.
Lory @ Emerald City Book Review
Miss Buncle’s Book is a lot of fun! Enjoy.
Lory @ Emerald City Book Review recently posted…Put the Library on Hold: End-of-month review
I’ve heard good things about it; I’m glad to know you liked it!
Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know
I still need to finish The Iron Fey series. And I need to pick up Splintered too! I just love the covers of those books! Have a great week!
SP & STS
Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know
Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know recently posted…Sunday Post – 134 & Stacking the Shelves – 95
I read Splintered, but not Unhinged yet. And I read The Lost Prince, but I haven’t read the original Iron Fey series, so I thought I’d like to try it. Thanks for stopping by!
Catherine @ Book Club Librarian
Nice incoming books, Lark. Enjoy them and have a great week.
Catherine @ Book Club Librarian recently posted…Weekly Book Recap #96
Thanks, Catherine! I wish you a good week, too!
Howl’s Moving Castle in a great movie, I hope you like it. I really need to pick up Unhinged. Looks like you had a good week.
Shandy Jo recently posted…Sunday Cup of…(#4)
Thanks! My daughter enjoyed it, and thinks I will too. Thanks for stopping by!
Bea @Bea's Book Nook
Lucky you with the snow! I got hit hard but at least I didn’t lose power. That would have been most uncomfortable!
Miss Buncle looks interesting; I’ll wait and see what you think of them.
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Bea @Bea’s Book Nook recently posted…Winning at Reading Begins Today!
I’m glad you had power so you could stay warm! I don’t know when I’ll get to the Miss Buncle books. I’ll probably read them on a whim at some point, but they’re not in my top 60 or so that I hope to get to this year.
Alma @ Journey Through Fiction
Unhinged!! <3 🙂 I love the Splintered trilogy so much! Hope you enjoy the last two books! I finished up the series recently, and I really liked it. And Beastkeeper! I can't wait to read it! Have a great week, and happy reading!
Alma @ Journey Through Fiction recently posted…January 2015 – The Month of Indecisiveness… and Morpheus
I must admit that while Splintered was really good, it was also a bit weird and creepy for me. Still, I want to know what happens, and there’s only one way to find out!
Laura @ trips down imagination road
Oh you picked up more Courtlight! I love that series, the most recent one has just come out and I just know I’m going to end up one clicking soon!
Laura @ trips down imagination road recently posted…Book: Cinderella The Wicked Truth by Kelli Wolfe
I know how you love them! When I saw the first three as a set for free, I figured I should grab them in hopes that I love the first one (that you gave me – thank you!) as much as you do. And thank you also (again) for the mug – it’s my absolute favorite of the 20 or so we own, because of the photo and also because it’s really big. (I love a big cup of tea and I cannot lie.) 🙂
Steph from fangswandsandfairydust.com
I like the covers on the Miss Buncle books. I thought I would get much more reading done with the storms but have not. 🙁
Steph from fangswandsandfairydust.com recently posted…No Heatwave Here for Superb-Owl Sunday: The Sunday Post
I thought I’d get more done with no indexing project at the moment… but I’ve been uber-distractable lately.
We didn’t get snow all week, and then overnight we got dumped on. Blizzard time again. 🙂 Glad you escaped the worst of it. Beastkeeper looks nice, I’ll have to lookinto that one.
I liked Guardians the first time I saw it, was pleasantly surprised, but the next time I saw it (with friends who had not seen it yet) I liked it less so. definitely not quite in the Avengers vein.
Greg recently posted…Sunday Post #80 The Sun Is Out
I know I shouldn’t envy you folks the snow, as it’s quite inconvenient… but I wish we could have just one good-sized snowfall this winter!
Beastkeeper was really good; you should definitely take a look. As for Guardians – well, it was fun, but I doubt I’ll watch it again.
Thanks for stopping by and stay warm!
I am only like 5% done with BeastKeeper right now but I am liking it!!
It sounds like you had a great reading week! Here is my weekly recap!! http://bookbabble.weebly.com/blog/sunday-post1
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Oh, good, I’m glad to see other people reading and enjoying Beastkeeper! Thanks for coming by.
Katherine @ I Wish I Lived in a Library
Oh the Miss Buncle books called my name but I resisted them. I kind of regret it now though. Not like I don’t have anything else to read! The Julia Quinn!! I’m so excited about the new one. I love her books and while this isn’t quite as good as the Bridgerton books I feel like each one is getting better and the characters are getting more interesting. I’m catching up on movie watching but I haven’t seen Guardians of the Galaxy yet. Howl’s Moving Castle sounds interesting as well. Have a great week!
Katherine @ I Wish I Lived in a Library recently posted…This Week in Reading – February 1
Part of me thinks I shouldn’t have gotten the Miss Buncle books; I have so much else to read! But they did look fun. I agree with you on the current Julia Quinn series, but I always enjoy her – and I love Frances and her unicorn obsession. I dearly hope JQ writes a romance for her, too, when she grows up. Howl’s Moving Castle was good, though it departs from the book a fair bit. Beautiful animation, though, and good storytelling. I wish you a good week as well!
I LOVE (and own) Howl’s Moving Castle the movie but really want to read the book too. Also D.E. Stevenson has come to my attention a lot lately and would like to pick up some of those books sometime. Glad you missed the bulk of the storm!
Stephanie recently posted…REVIEW: The Eterna Files by Leanna Renee Hieber
The book of Howl’s Moving Castle is similar to the movie in some ways, quite different in others. I really like the book, and enjoyed the movie despite the differences.
I just came across The Eterna Files today, and wondered if I should put them on my TBR list. But after reading your review, no, I definitely won’t. We have enough similarity in reading taste that the things that bothered you would irritate me as well. Thank you for the warning!
Dreaming Spies looks good, and I look forward to your thoughts. We got 9 inches of snow and it’s still falling, but compared to the East coast I will not complain. Have a lovely week Lark 🙂
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Well, compared to my part of Virginia, you can complain – we didn’t get much of anything but rain. 9 inches and still falling? Sounds lovely – but I’m sure it’s less so in reality than in theory. Dreaming Spies was good; the review went up today! Have a great week and enjoy that new baby, “Nonna”!
I loved Splintered and now have the other books too. Can’t wait to read them. I wouldn’t be surprised if these were made into movies.
Enjoy your new reads.
laura thomas recently posted…Three Two One ~ Blast Off! Giveaway Blitz for JA Huss and Her Steamy Romantic Suspense
Oh, they would make good movies, wouldn’t they? The books are so visual, and the visuals are so… weird and creepy and compelling. Thanks for stopping by!
anna (herding cats & burning soup)
Ooo pretty books. I really want the Quinn one. Sounds so good.
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I can’t wait to read it… but I have to. I have books with deadlines to get through first!