Sunday Post – June 13, 2021

June 13, 2021 Sunday Post 11

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!

My Week

My finger is slowly healing. I can type with it again, as long as I press gently and don’t overdo. I’m still not knitting or spinning with it, though.

I spent most of the week researching fiber arts (knitting, spinning, weaving, etc.) in popular culture: movies, TV, and video games, since books could have been an entire program on its own. I put together a PowerPoint presentation with photos and video clips. Believe it or not, it’s the first time I’ve used PowerPoint. (It’s not something a freelance book indexer is ever called upon to use, so…) I was fairly pleased with how it turned out—both the content and the PowerPoint. My delivery was a bit choppy, but oh, well.

I’ve been doing a little writing, a fanfic story I have had in my head for a couple of years now. It’s flowing pretty well; the main challenge is to make myself take time to write. Once I get started, I can write for an hour or more without noticing the passage of time. It feels good finally to be getting the story out of my head and onto paper.

We had floods of rain on Friday… literally. Parts of the county got as much as 7 inches of rain, and some areas were flooded, either with standing water or because creeks and inlets rose. High tide on the river made things worse. Luckily, our house isn’t affected much. The runoff down the driveway can get pretty heavy, but thankfully, the house itself is high enough above the creek that it’s never been a problem.

Recent Posts

Looking Ahead

  • Joining the TrekAThon!
  • Castle Shade, by Laurie R. King – review, tentative
  • Top Ten Tuesday post, tentative
  • WIP Wednesday – tentative
  • News & Notes – 6/19/2021 – tentative
  • Happy Father’s Day! Sunday Post – 6/20/2021 – tentative

What I’m Reading/Watching

Reading: I didn’t have a good reading week, and I don’t know why. Sometime late in the previous week, it was as if I had hit a wall. I did finish Death at the Crystal Palace (Jennifer Ashley; ARC), but that’s the only fiction I read all week. I also started both the library books I picked up last weekend. I’m enjoying Grant Snider’s book-themed comics in I Will Judge You By Your Bookshelf a few pages at a time. A chapter and a half after starting Unwinding Anxiety (Judson Brewer), I knew I needed to buy a copy so I can highlight and annotate as I go, so I ordered one.

Listening to: I finished The Code of the Woosters by P. G. Wodehouse. My library hold came in, so I was able to continue with The Bookshop on the Corner (Jenny Colgan), which I had stopped reading when my check-out ran out.

Watching: an episode of Warehouse 13, and a couple of episodes of Wild Rockies to satisfy my craving for beautiful scenery (preferably wild.)

Added to the Hoard

For Review or Consideration

Many thanks to Sourcebooks Casablance for The Vanished Days, and St. Martin’s/Minotaur for Danger at the Cove, and Kensington for Once a Laird.

Purchased (Kindle, print, or audio)

Book cover: Castle Shade, by Laurie R. King

Print: Castle Shade (my preorder arrived); The Faerie Queene; Unwinding Anxiety

Kindle: Letter To My Daughter; Bound for Murder; Caraval; A Lady’s Guide to Gossip and Murder (Click title for Goodreads page.)

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

11 Responses to “Sunday Post – June 13, 2021”

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      Thank you, Aj. It feels a lot better than it did, thank goodness, but still tender and a bit of sharp pain if there’s any pressure on it. But it’s definitely healing, just more slowly than I would like.

      I feel kind of silly that I’ve never done a PowerPoint before, but I have never needed it, so there wasn’t any point in learning it until now. Luckily, I’m familiar enough with other Microsoft Office products that I didn’t have too much difficulty figuring it out.

  1. Anne - Books of My Heart

    Ugh I don’t like being sick or having any kind of problem. I’d be going nuts with your finger. I’m glad it’s feeling better. My daughter is better with Powerpoint than I am. I liked Freelance and Harvard Graphics better. It’s all what one gets used to using. These days I rarely use that type of program.

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    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      My finger is nothing compared to the back pain you’ve been having! I hope that you are doing better. It sounds like you are at least able to do some things around the house and garden, so that’s good.

      Have a lovely week!

  2. Literary Feline

    I am glad your finger is healing and you are able to type a little. I hope it continues to improve. Yay for using PowerPoint! You are ahead of me. LOL I really need to learn to use it. It would be so helpful in my job when I do trainings. I am sorry to hear about the flooding. I hope the rain lets up soon. How are you finding Unwinding Anxiety? I could probably use that one. I am hoping to start Murder at the East End soon and then will dive into The Crystal Palace. I hope you have a great week, Lark, and enjoy your new books!
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  3. Greg

    Hope your finger continues to feel better! And Unwinding Anxiety sounds like a good one.

    Are you going to post your fanfic story? Would love to read it (but no pressure- I understand if you don’t want to share it). I’ve done a little fanfic and it was fun. 🙂
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  4. Katherine

    I’m so glad your finger is starting to feel better! It’s been years since I’ve had to use Power Point and honestly I never was a fan. I can sympathize with the struggle! I pulled out an old Barbara Michaels book which kind of restarted by reading. Nothing like an Gothic-y read to pull me out of a slump. The Jennifer Ashley looks so good and that’s a favorite series. I hope you have a great week!