Sunday Post – July 11, 2021

July 11, 2021 Sunday Post 9

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

I spent a lot of time blogging this week…probably more than I should have. But I got two challenge-related posts and four reviews written, and notes compiled for several more reviews. The western edge of Tropical Storm Elsa brushed past us Thursday night, bringing heavy rain but no damage. This afternoon, we had another Zoom play reading, this time of Noel Coward’s Blithe Spirit. I read Elvira, the ghost of Charles Condomine’s first wife. Great fun!

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Looking Ahead

What I’m Reading/Watching

Reading: I finished Project Hail Mary (Andy Weir.) I read Guild Boss (Jayne Castle; ARC) and started Danger at the Cove (Hannah Dennison; ARC.) I reread The Beekeeper’s Apprentice and A Monstrous Regiment of Women (Laurie R. King), and read Mary Russell’s War: And Other Stories of Suspense, all of which counted toward this week’s COYER “classics and historicals” readathon. I plan to reread my way through the entire series, so I started A Letter of Mary. (Click title for Goodreads page or my review.)

Listening to: I am nearly done with Mortal Arts (Anna Lee Hubert; narrated by Heather Wilds), the second Lady Darby mystery. I also listened to a few podcasts.

Watching: We finished rewatching the original Star Wars trilogy with The Empire Strikes Back and The Return of the Jedi, saw a couple of episodes of Warehouse 13, and topped off the week with In the Heights.

Added to the Hoard

Purchased (Kindle, print, or audio)

Kindle: A Medal For Murder; Murder Is In the Air; Carry On; Wayward Son; How the Marquess Was Won; A Pressing Engagement; Mary Russell’s War; Bedknob and Broomstick. (Click title for Goodreads page.) Carry On and Wayward Son are more for Robin than for me, though I will probably read them at some point.

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

9 Responses to “Sunday Post – July 11, 2021”

  1. Stormi Johnson

    You read a lot of cool looking books!! 🙂 You also got some great books too! 🙂 Have a great week and happy reading!

  2. Greg

    Glad to hear that you didn’t have any damage from Elsa.

    I want to read Huber’s books, and I always love her covers too. Nice to see the Brody books too.
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  3. Hannah

    Glad the worst of the storm missed you! And good job getting so much done on the blog! Think of it less as “too much time on the blog” and more as “time I won’t need to spend later” 😉
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  4. Katherine

    I LOVE Blithe Spirit! I’ve seen the play a number of times and I’ve seen the movie. I don’t think I’ve ever actually read the play though – I should give it a try. I really want to reread the Mary Russell series but I’m not sure that will happen anytime soon. I am enjoying getting caught up on it though. I was not surprised that Pirate King isn’t your favorite. I haven’t started it yet but the premise has me kind of dragging my feet. It just seems kind of odd. I did put it on my July TBR so that will kind of force me to make the jump. Have a great week!

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      Oh, I am usually way behind. In fact, I’m still behind; I have a backlog of nearly 20 reviews I need to write.

      Have a great week!

  5. Nicole @ BookWyrm Knits

    The covers for those Frances Brody books look really cool! I hope they’re enjoyable reads, too!

    I haven’t seen Blithe Spirit in ages. It was a really fun play to watch, and carries memories of my early theatre days (in the early 2000’s… yikes). I mostly do musicals, though, so my role for Blithe Spirit was “audience member.” 😉

    I’m glad Elsa didn’t cause you any harm!
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    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      My mom gave me two books from the middle of the series for Christmas. I’ve been meaning to read them, but haven’t gotten around to them yet. But because I’m pretty sure I will like them, I picked these up as well. I’ll get around to them soon…