Sunday Post: October 24, 2021

October 24, 2021 Sunday Post 8

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 finally feels like fall! Time to pull out the handknit socks. Last night, we celebrated several family birthdays via Zoom. And this week, I will finish up my index, decorate for Halloween, and start my Christmas shopping (online.) By the way, if you haven’t started your holiday shopping yet, you probably should. Supply chain issues are causing shortages and delays with all kinds of products. It’s even affecting the publishing industry.

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Looking Ahead

  • Top Ten Tuesday post – tentative
  • WIP Wednesday post – tentative
  • News & Notes – 10/30/2021 – tentative
  • Trick or Treat! Sunday Post – 10/31/2021 – tentative

What I’m Reading/Watching

Reading: I finished The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter (Theodora Goss), which I started for the COYER “Movie Monsters” readathon. It’s a fantasy mystery/adventure novel, and quite entertaining. The cast of characters includes the daughters and/or female creations of 19th-century literature’s mad scientists–Dr. Moreau, Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde, Dr. Frankenstein, and Dr. Rappacini–as well as Sherlock Holmes and Watson. The female characters join forces, and there are two more books in the series. But other than that, I’ve been wrapped up in my audiobooks (see below.) Up next will be some of my library books, probably Briarheart to start with, and then A Spindle Splintered.

Listening to: I finished listening to The Shadowy Horses and started The Winter Sea, both by Susanna Kearsley, and both for the second time. (I reviewed The Shadowy Horses in 2018.) I’ll have The Winter Sea finished in a day or two, and plan to go on to The Firebird, a related novel by the same author.

Added to the Hoard

Purchased (Kindle, print, or audio)

Kindle: Casting Spells; Betwixt; Mind Over Magic; The Archived; The Secrets of Winter; Winter’s Orbit; Deal with the Devil; (Click title for Goodreads page.)

Audiobooks: The Winter Sea

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

8 Responses to “Sunday Post: October 24, 2021”

  1. Angela

    I started my holiday shopping quite awhile ago, which was fortuitous this year! I like to get it done early anyway, and all these shipping and shortage issues just made it that much more pressing.

  2. Anne - Books of My Heart

    I love the weather now. It’s going to drop 20 degrees Tuesday supposedly and I will welcome the socks, sweatshirts etc. It’s going to just hit 80 tomorrow. It’s a good point about the Christmas shopping. I have a couple things for my daughter and we don’t make a huge deal about it usually.

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    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      Yes, it made it to 79 here today (Monday) as well. But tomorrow will be cool again.

      We exchange gifts with several families in our extended family (both sets of my parents and my sister’s family, and the children on my husband’s side.) So I’ve got my work cut out for me!

  3. Katherine

    I need to spend this week getting Christmas presents planned out in my head so I can get to work. We tend to just exchange baked goods with adults but Will has both birthday and Christmas at the end of December so I need to get everything figured out and bought for him. Have a great week!

  4. Esther Dauvillier

    I just LOVE that it’s fall! I finally made my fall-table in my classroom with all the beautiful colors. We’re going to grow some mushrooms out of used coffee and the kids are looking for all kinds of beautiful things in nature.

    LOVE this season.
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