Sunday Post: August 22, 2021

August 22, 2021 Sunday Post 6

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 will be working throughout the weekend again, but hopefully by the middle of the week, I’ll be able to take a little time off. It has been a little cooler here (and by “cooler” I mean 80s instead of 90s), but it has also been rainy at least once a day. We’ve gotten some real downpours!

Because we’ve been avoiding the hair salon since the pandemic started, my hair had gotten really long — almost down to my waist. Unfortunately, the bottom had become dry, damaged, and prone to tangling, so I put it in a ponytail (wet) and got Mr. Bookwyrm to chop 5 or 6 inches off the bottom, then trimmed up the front so it was even. I kind of miss the length, but at least now it is healthier and doesn’t tangle as much. And it’s still several inches below my shoulders.

Recent Posts

Looking Ahead

  • The Ex Hex, by Erin Sterling – review
  • News & Notes – 8/28/2021 – tentative
  • Sunday Post – 8/29/2021 – tentative

What I’m Reading/Watching

Reading: I continued reading Sorcerer to the Crown (Zen Cho). I finished both The Language of Bees and The God of the Hive (Laurie R. King) for my Mary Russell series reread. The next book in the series, Pirate King, is not a favorite, so I decided not to start it when I’m so stressed with this unexpectedly challenging index. Instead, I read the latest Stephanie Laurens romance, The Secrets of Lord Grayson Child. After that, I dipped into The Family You Make (Jill Shalvis; ARC) just to get a sense of it, then started reading The Duchess War (Courtney Milan) for this month’s COYER Book Club.

Added to the Hoard

For Review or Consideration

Many thanks to William Morrow for The Family You Make.

Purchased (Kindle, print, or audio)

Kindle: Amazon had a big (but not deep) sale on romance books this week, so I completed my Virgin River collection and some of my Julia Quinn series. And doesn’t Loch Down Abbey sound fun? (Yes, the puns are deliberate! It’s Downtown Abbey meets Christiesque locked room mystery, and it was written during Britain’s lockdown.)

Spellmaker; Loch Down Abbey; Far To Go; Hidden Summit; Sunrise Point; To Catch an Heiress; The Bridgertons: Happily Ever After; Lady Whistledown Strikes Back; Worth Any Price; Pirate King.

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

6 Responses to “Sunday Post: August 22, 2021”

  1. Angela

    I joked with my husband that he was going to have to cut my hair during the pandemic, but thankfully it never got to that point! Glad your hubby was able to help out!

  2. RO

    You’ve got some goodies there for sure, but it sucks that you had to work this weekend. Yay for it being cooler, and I can’t wait for that to happen here in NC. I keep my hair very short because I don’t want to be bothered. (lol) Hope you have an awesome week and sending lots of hugs, RO
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  3. Jan @ Notes from a Readerholic

    I’m going to have to take a look at Loch DOWN Abbey. It sounds like fun. I finally got my hair cut a couple of months ago before the Delta variant got so bad and after I got vaccinated. It had been short before the quarantine and got down below my shoulders. I had forgotten how curly it would get if I didn’t blow it dry. I enjoyed that so I kept it about chin length. Now I need to get it trimmed again, but am waiting because the Delta variant is quite prevalent in most of Indiana since there’s a lower vaccination rate.

    I hope you’ll have a good week, Lark, and that you get some of these books read! I hope your work goes well.
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  4. Katherine

    I was able to go to the salon when it was closed and my hairdresser wiped everything down and wore a mask otherwise we were getting close! Hair masks and deep conditioner have become my best friends to try and keep the damage at bay! Adding Loch Down Abbey to my TBR. That looks like it was written for me! Have a wonderful week!

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