I thought a week without an index would be a quiet one, but I spent much of it catching on stuff for my Spinners and Weavers Guild, of which I am vice president. I’m responsible for the monthly program, and I’m on the exploratory committee that is considering the pros and cons of becoming a nonprofit, so there was plenty to do. All of it was interesting and much of it was fun, but I didn’t get a lot of blogging done.
I did, however, get some spinning done, finishing a lovely soft yarn that I am pretty pleased with even though it isn’t quite as even as I would like. I’ll try to put together a WIP Wednesday post this week to show it off, along with the other fiber-arts stuff I’ve been doing.
I also had two medical appointments this week, my yearly eye/vision appointment and my first-ever dermatology appointment. Both went well, and thankfully, I don’t need new glasses this time.
During the coming weeks, I have more projects than I have time to accomplish, which is… kind of a good problem to have. (Boredom? What’s that?) I want to start exercising again; it sort of fell apart during the last index, and I’m feeling the effects. There’s a lot of tidying and housework to catch up on. I want to start a new spinning project, although I haven’t yet decided which of my stash fibers to use. I’d like to tackle my backlog of book reviews. I’ll also be packing up some of Robin’s things to store until we’re ready to drive out there. There’s a book on best indexing practices I want to start reading, and I’d like to dig into the capabilities of the newest version of the indexing software I use; the developer added some new features which I haven’t had the time or energy to explore yet. So… plenty to keep me occupied and interested, but very little that’s time-critical.
- Sunday Post – 9/05/2021
- Sunday Post – 9/12/2021 – this post
- Top Ten Tuesday post – tentative
- WIP Wednesday post – tentative
- News & Notes – 9/18/2021 – tentative
- Sunday Post – 9/19/2021 – tentative
What I’m Reading/Watching
Reading: I reread Someone to Love, the first Westcott novel by Mary Balogh. Coincidentally, I reread it five years to the day from when I read the first book! Then I reread Someone to Hold, the second book. (Reviewed in 2016 and 2017 respectively.) I’m debating a reread of the whole series. I also read The Dragon Conspiracy, book #2 in Lisa Shearin’s SPI Files series, which counts toward the COYER “Finish What You Started” series-completion readathon. Next up are Scales and Sensibility (Stephanie Burgis; ARC), and the third SPI Files book, perhaps a reread of the third Westcott book, and probably one or two of my library books. (Click title for Goodreads page or my review.)
Listening to: A Grave Matter, by Anna Lee Huber
Watching: We rewatched the first episode of Foyle’s War, a wonderful historical mystery series set in WWII Britain. (I reviewed it back in 2013.) The writing (much of it by Anthony Horowitz) is excellent, the ensemble cast are very good, and Michael Kitchen’s portrayal of Inspector Foyle is superb. He can convey more with subtle facial expressions than some actors can with their whole bodies; it’s masterful character acting.
Added to the Hoard
For Review or Consideration
Many thanks to Stephanie Burgis and Five Fathoms Press for Scales and Sensibility! Pet dragons and Regency-era fantasy-romance are my catnip. Plus, it’s Austin-inspired! (And isn’t that cover gorgeous?!) I had already preordered the Kindle book, but when Stephanie offered me the chance to review an early copy, I jumped at it.
Purchased (Kindle, print, or audio)
Audiobooks: The Moor;