The exciting news of the week is that Robin is getting a place of their own, probably by the end of this month! We are starting to pack up the stuff Robin has here (mostly books, a few pieces of furniture, and a few odds and ends.) Sometime in the next few months, we hope to rent a U-Haul and drive it all out to them. But we’re keeping a close eye on the Covid situation, especially after new studies show that vaccinated people can both get and transmit the delta variant. We would have to drive through and stay overnight in several states with sky-high case rates. Although we are very eager to see Robin (it’s been over 18 months!), we will do whatever makes the most sense when the time comes. We really don’t want to give the virus to any of our family out there.
- Sunday Post – 7/25/2021
- Devil in Disguise, by Lisa Kleypas – review
- The Forbidden, by Heather Graham – review
- Sunday Post – 8/01/2021 – this post
- The Anatomist’s Wife, by Anna Lee Huber – audiobook review
- Top Ten Tuesday – tentative
- WIP Wednesday – tentative
- Mary Russell’s War, And Other Stories of Suspense, by Laurie R. King – review
- News & Notes – 8/07/2021 – tentative
- Sunday Post – 8/08/2021 – tentative
What I’m Reading/Watching
Reading: I started Sorcerer to the Crown (Zen Cho.) But I couldn’t settle to anything because I was still on a book hangover after Devil in Disguise. So I went back and binge-read the rest of the Ravenels series: Cold-Hearted Rake, Marrying Winterborne, Devil in Spring, Hello Stranger, Devil’s Daughter, Chasing Cassandra (all by Lisa Kleypas; links go to my reviews.) It certainly helped my Goodreads Challenge—now I am only 7 books behind!
Listening to: Thanks to audiobook downloads from the library, I alternated between reading and listening to Devil’s Daughter and Chasing Cassandra.
Watching: We haven’t watched much TV this week. We’ve been on the phone with Robin every night, talking through what they need and want of their childhood things, and how the purchase process is going.
Added to the Hoard
For Review or Consideration
Purchased (Kindle, print, or audio)
Kindle: Reckless; Deception; Devil in Disguise; For the Love of Mike; Murder at Crossways; Season of Snows and Sins; The Curious Affair of the Third Dog; Black Widower; The Coconut Killings; Who Is Simon Warwick?; Angel Death; The Betsy-Tacy Treasury. (Click title for Goodreads page.)
I have already reviewed Devil in Disguise, because I had an e-ARC, but Kleypas is an autobuy author for me, so I had preordered a copy months ago.