It was a quiet, restful week. A new indexing project arrived Friday, so I’ll be working on it during the next few weeks. The weather has turned beautiful, and although there are a couple of 80+ degree days and thunderstorms in the near future, after that, it looks like low to mid-70s and sunny skies… perfect early-fall weather for taking walks.
- Sunday Post – 9/19/2021
- The Wizard’s Cookbook – review
- Books on My Fall 2021 TBR – Top Ten Tuesday
- COYER Seasons 2021: Fall Scavenger Hunt
- News & Notes – 9/25/2021
- Sunday Post – 9/26/2021 – this post
- The Vanished Days, by Susanna Kearsley – review
- Top Ten Tuesday post – tentative
- WIP Wednesday post – tentative
- Scales and Sensibility, by Stephanie Burgis – review, tentative
- News & Notes – 10/02/2021 – tentative
- Sunday Post – 10/03/2021 – tentative
What I’m Reading/Watching
Reading: I finished the sixth book in Lisa Shearin’s SPI Files series, The Phoenix Illusion, which wraps up my reading for the COYER “Finish What You Started” series-completion readathon. I also read The Vanished Days (Susanna Kearsley; ARC), which was lovely. I’m currently reading This Poison Heart (library book), Scales and Sensibility (Stephanie Burgis; ARC), Lightning in the Mirror (Jayne Ann Krentz; ARC), and A Yuletide Kiss (anthology; ARC.) (Click title for Goodreads page.)
Podcasts: Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me; Smart Bitches, Trashy Podcast; 99% Invisible; The Allusionist; Imaginary Worlds
Watching: I almost never binge-watch, but I started the first season of Virgin River on Monday, and watched the first six or seven episodes in three nights. They have made some changes from the books, but so far the adaptation stays pretty true to the spirit of the books. I know a few spoilers for upcoming seasons that make me a bit apprehensive, though. I can already tell that they have made Jack less decisive and less confident than he is in the books, which bothers me—as does his interest in Mel when he’s still involved with another woman. (In the book, he calls things off with her fairly early on.)
We are also three episodes into Season 2 of Foyle’s War. We have watched these before, but it’s been so long, I have forgotten a lot of the plots and details, though the relationships and characters are etched in my memory. It’s a pleasure to revisit them.
Added to the Hoard
For Review or Consideration
Many thanks to Berkley for Lightning in a Mirror.
Purchased (Kindle, print, or audio)
Print: A Reckless Magic