Happy Father’s Day! Sunday Post – June 20, 2021

June 20, 2021 Sunday Post 20

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

Happy Father’s Day to any of my readers who are fathers, or father figures, or celebrating or remembering their fathers today. I am very thankful for the fathers in my life: particularly my dad, my stepdad, and my wonderful husband.

I have another play reading this afternoon: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, in which I will be reading Puck. It’s going to be so much fun!

Beginning on Thursday, I will be attending a four-day fiber arts conference—virtually, from my living room. I have signed up for 7 two-hour classes over four days, one on blending fiber for spinning and the rest on various aspects of spinning, including combing and carding fiber. There will also be presentations of various kinds, and a site for vendors. I will be busy around the clock, and happily exhausted when I’m not busy. So there will probably not be a News & Notes post this coming Saturday, and next Sunday’s Post will be brief and prepared way ahead of time.

Goodreads challenge update: I am 11 books behind. Yikes.

Recent Posts

Looking Ahead

  • Top Ten Tuesday post, tentative
  • WIP Wednesday – tentative
  • Sunday Post – 6/27/2021 – tentative

What I’m Reading/Watching

Reading: I finished Eclipse by Celia Lake and the novelette “Beekeeping for Beginners” by Laurie R. King. I’m slowly reading I Will Judge You By Your Bookshelf (Grant Snider) and Unwinding Anxiety (Judson Brewer.) I have started Bacchanal (Veronica G. Henry; review copy) and A Scot in the Dark (Caroline Linden; ARC), as well as another nonfiction book from the library, The Menopause Manifesto (Dr. Jen Gunter; pictured below.) But I am having difficulty settling into any of them.

Listening to: I finished The Bookshop on the Corner (Jenny Colgan). Actually, technically I finished reading it, rather than listening. The library snatched back the audiobook before I was quite done. I have a Kindle copy, so I pulled it up on my Kindle and finished it that way.

I also listened to a bunch of podcasts: “The Clinch” on 99% Invisible, about romance covers; a Twenty Thousand Hertz episode on Foley artists; an Imaginary Worlds episode on guilty-pleasure movies; a Tea and Strumpets episode; and a Fated Mates conversation on fantasy romance with Zoraida Córdova.

Watching: We spent the week in Middle-Earth, bingeing the whole extended-edition LOTR trilogy since last Sunday. Last night, we started Black Panther (a rewatch); we’ll finish it tonight.

Added to the Hoard

For Review or Consideration

Many thanks to Knopf for Six Crimson Cranes, and Harlequin for The Unknown.

Library Haul

Library books: Project Hail Mary; The Menopause Manifesto

Purchased (Kindle, print, or audio)

Kindle: The Once and Future Witches; Knitted Animal Friends; Little House on the Prairie; The Conductors. (Click title for Goodreads page.)

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

20 Responses to “Happy Father’s Day! Sunday Post – June 20, 2021”

  1. Hannah

    Hope you’re able to settle on a book soon, I was struggling with that this week too. Some days you gotta just accept you need a break or something completely different.
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  2. Mareli @ Elza Reads

    Yea for Puck! We did A Midsummer’s Night Dream in my senior year and I was Puck. I did the production at one of the previous schools’ I taught at about 12 years ago and it was wonderful. Such a great play!

    Glad to see you got some great books as well this week. Happy reading!

    Elza Reads
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    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      Sorry I am so late in replying. The fiber arts conference was great. And it’s already too hot for me out there LOL!

  3. Katherine

    Oh the fiber arts conference sounds amazing! What fun and hopefully a treat for you. I’ve had to finish up a book before when the audio got snatched back to the library! Hopefully you still enjoyed it. I love the cover of that Heather Graham. I hope you have a wonderful week!

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      It’s a particularly good conference for weavers, but that’s not something I’ve gotten into yet. Maybe someday!

  4. Nicole @ BookWyrm Knits

    Have fun with the virtual fiber festival! That does sound like a great way to get fiber arts classes—during the pandemic, and beyond! I have enjoyed attending the Stitches events near me, but mostly for the marketplace. The classes I was most interested in rarely seemed to be at times (or events) that I was able to attend.
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    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      I have taken one spinning class at a festival, and enjoyed it very much. But it’s often hard to get into the popular classes at festivals, depending on the size of the festival. (I wasn’t able to get into any of the classes I wanted for Maryland Sheep and Wool 2020—and then, of course, they cancelled the festival, so it didn’t matter anyway.) I signed up early for the MAFA virtual conference, so I was able to get most of the classes I wanted.

      I would love to go to a Stitches event sometime, but they are too far away. There are smaller festivals in Virginia, including one every October that takes place not too far from us that I used to go to every year, before the pandemic. I look forward to the day when I feel safe being in a crowd again, and can go to the outdoor festivals. But that’s going to be a while.

      • Nicole @ BookWyrm Knits

        The Stitches near me has been the only fiber arts festival close enough that I’ve gone to, but it’s still far enough away that it’s at least a half-day event to go. And so scheduling classes has always been difficult. I’ve done it a time or two, but usually market classes because they’re shorter and easier to fit into my schedule.

        I would like to take a spinning class someday, but those are usually longer than the amount of time I have. A virtual class might be a good way to do it instead.
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        • Lark_Bookwyrm

          I think we’re going to see instructors offering more video and/or virtual classes, now that some of them have figured out how. I hope so, anyway!

  5. Lory

    It’s been so long since I attended a fiber festival – there doesn’t seem to be anything here in Switzerland to compare to the ones I used to go to in the US, even before the pandemic. Enjoy your online version! I would definitely miss the “see and touch” element of in=person festivals but at least this is a way to make contact with the fiber community and learn some skills. Hope it all goes well.
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    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      I miss fiber festivals, too. This is more of a conference or retreat than a festival; the main purpose is to take classes and attend lectures, and the vendors are a side attraction. (And there are fewer vendors than there would be at a festival.) Going virtual works better for this sort of thing than for a fiber festival, I think. I mean, I would appreciate being in the same room as the spinning teacher, but I can still get a lot out of the class.