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.
- Sunday Post – 6/13/2021
- Joining the TrekAThon!
- Books On My Summer 2021 TBR – Top Ten Tuesday
- News & Notes – 6/19/2021 – tentative
- Happy Father’s Day! Sunday Post – 6/20/2021 – this post
- 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.