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.
- Sunday Post – 10/17/2021
- Sunday Post – 10/24/2021 – this post
- 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)
Audiobooks: The Winter Sea