Sunday Post: August 8, 2021

August 8, 2021 Sunday Post 13

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

It’s been a quietly busy and somewhat stressful work week for both Mr. Bookwyrm and me, both on the work front—a looming deadline for me—and personally. (Don’t worry; we’re both fine, and so is Robin. A member of the extended family had an unexpected, potentially serious, but probably treatable health event.)

This afternoon, my play-reading group is reading The Mousetrap, a play by Agatha Christie. I directed it back when I was teaching high school drama, so this should be fun, and a good break from work.

Recent Posts

Looking Ahead

  • The Anatomist’s Wife, by Anna Lee Huber – audiobook review
  • News & Notes – 8/14/2021 – tentative
  • Sunday Post – 8/15/2021 – tentative

What I’m Reading/Watching

Reading: I finished up Danger at the Cove (Hannah Dennison; ARC) and read The Ex Hex (ARC), the first in a fun and witchy romance series by Erin Sterling (aka Rachel Hawkins.) I also reread Justice Hall, the next book in my ongoing reread of Laurie R. King’s series starring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes. For Justice Hall, I alternated between reading my Kindle copy, and listening to the audiobook whilst doing chores. But time for either reading or listening has been in short supply this week, due to that looming deadline I mentioned earlier.

Watching: We haven’t had much time for watching TV this week, either. We caught up on a few Stephen Colbert episodes from a couple of weeks ago, and watched a few documentaries about great train rides (for the scenery. It’s vicarious travel!)

Added to the Hoard

Purchased (Kindle or audio)

Kindle: Elatsoe; An Old-Fashioned Girl; The Devil Comes Courting; A Dream So Dark; The Complete Tolkien Companion.

Audiobooks: Elatsoe; A Brush with Shadows (Click title for Goodreads page.)

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

13 Responses to “Sunday Post: August 8, 2021”

  1. Katherine

    So sorry to hear that it was a stressful week and I hope the family member gets the answers they need. So many wonderful books! I feel like I’ve read the Louisa May Alcott. I remember reading one when I was a kid that involved a circus (and a dog) that I absolutely loved. I need to see which one that is.
    I saw your comment on my Recap post about The Alice Network. It definitely has a positive end but there are parts in the middle that are BRUTAL and it is not off page brutal. Definitely one to avoid if you are triggered by sexual assault. I’m glad I listened to the audio as I think I would have struggled more if I had read it. However, it is definitely one that stuck with me and one I ended up really enjoying.

    Have a wonderful week!

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      Oh, thank you for the warning! I’ll definitely bear that in mind. There are times I find things like that too uncomfortable or disturbing; at other times, I’m in a better place with my anxiety and can handle it.

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      It has been a lot of fun! We started with The Importance of Being Earnest last winter, then read a bunch of Shakespeare plays. We’ve been doing lighter fare this summer, and may return to Shakespeare in the fall. Most of us are theater geeks (though I haven’t done any theater in a long time), and it has been a good way of injecting at least a little taste of theater into our lives. The group’s composition varies from time to time, as people are available, but there’s a sort of diehard core of us who have done almost all of them.

  2. Greg

    Best wishes to your family on the health issue! I do want to read a Huber book, and the train rides sound fun. I’d love to take a nice train ride one of these days. 🙂
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    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      Thank you, Greg! I do enjoy Huber’s Lady Darby series, although she has an annoying tendency to ignore good advice and common sense when it comes to placing herself in danger. (I’m hoping that improves as the series goes on.) I haven’t tried Huber’s Verity Kent series yet, but I will probably start it this fall sometime.

      The really scenic train rides look wonderful, but they aren’t cheap! I would enjoy taking the Rocky Mountaineer from Vancouver to Banff, though.