Sunday Post, 1/16/2022

January 16, 2022 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!

This Week

I’ve been able to spend a little time this week on blogging, working on some of the year-end/new-year organizational tasks (like updating all the challenge pages, though I’m not done with that) as well as writing one or two reviews.

The house is still a wreck, but slightly less of a wreck than when we first arrived home. One thing I did yesterday was reorganize some of my shelves, so that now I have a half-height bookcase dedicated to TBR books. These are mostly books that have been given to me, or that I have bought in the last couple of years. (The piles of books I’ve bought from pre-pandemic library book sales and still not read are on a separate bookcase in the basement; I plan to prune them soon.) Since some of the TBR books had been crammed onto the bottom shelf of one of my fantasy-SF bookcases, I was able to rearrange the fantasy and SF as well, and give the books a teensy bit of breathing room. I’m still going to need another bookshelf in that room, though; the fantasy-SF collection seems to grow faster than most of the other collections.

We (well, mostly Mr. Bookwyrm) have been working on clearing some of the trees and limbs that are down along the driveway and on the lawn, but there are still several more to tackle. Today we are getting more snow, followed (we are told) by freezing rain and then rain, which should make for a slushy, icy mess and may bring down yet more branches or trees. Luckily, we don’t need to go anywhere for the next few days.

Recent Posts

Looking Ahead

  • Lightning in a Mirror, by Jayne Ann Krentz review
  • 2021 Releases I Wanted to Read But Didn’t Get To – Top Ten Tuesday; tentative
  • Sunday Post – 1/23/2022 – tentative

The Backlist Reader Challenge

It’s not too late to sign up for The Backlist Reader Challenge again this year. If you’re looking to read the backlog of books on your TBR pile or To-Read list, come check it out! This challenge is for classics you never got around to, for all those ARCs you should have read a couple of years ago, for that series your bestie has been insisting you read for the past decade or more…for any and every book you’ve been intending to read for a while, as long as it’s on your TBR list and was published before 2020. I will only post this reminder until the end of January, but you can sign up through the end of November.

What I’ve Been Reading/Watching

Reading: I read The Man in the Brown Suit (Agatha Christie) for #ReadChristie2022, and reread Lightining in a Mirror so I could write the review, because I couldn’t find my notes. I also reread Spindle’s End by Robin McKinley, just for the sheer love of it. Unaccountably, I don’t seem to have ever reviewed it, so I’ll try to remedy that this week. I’m still reading All the Duke I Need (Caroline Linden; ARC), and last night, I started rereading Agatha Christie’s Why Didn’t They Ask Evans? Today, I plan to start Briarheart (Mercedes Lackey), which has been on my TBR list since last year; it will count toward #22in2022, the Library Love Challenge, and the current COYER readathon (to read something on a COYER friend’s TBR list.)

The Conductors (Nicole Glover; ARC) and Ghost Killer (Robin D. Owens) are still on temporary pause, although I definitely plan to finish them in January.

Listening to: just music, mostly

Watching: Star Trek: Discovery, Season 4, and Leverage, Season 1.

Added to the Hoard **since Christmas!**

For Review or Consideration

Many thanks to Avon for The Littlest Library, and 47 North for The Quarter Storm!

Christmas Gifts

Christmas books, 2021: Hole in One; Inheritance Tracks; A Stitch in Time; A Twist of Fate

Gifted books: All titles and links are in this week’s Top Ten Tuesday post, except Will.

Library Haul

Library books: Briarheart; This Poison Heart; A Rush of Wings; Mooncakes

Purchased (Kindle, print, or audio)

Print: The Hills Have Spies; Eye Spy; Spy, Spy Again; The Dragon Book

Kindle: The Ladies Most…:The Collected Works; Across the Green Grass Fields; The Lord of Stariel; Foundation; The Last Wish; Close Up; Merely Magic; Magpie Murders; Secrets and Lies; A Stroke of Malice; The Raven Spell; Silk Is For Seduction; Magic Burns; Sword Stone Table; Marion Lane and the Midnight Murder; A Most Unusual Duke; Skin Game; A Visitor’s Guide to Jane Austen’s England. (Click title for Goodreads page.)

Audiobooks: Across the Green Grass Fields; Artificial Condition; The Phoenix Illusion; The Secret of Chimneys; Rosemary and Rue; A Stroke of Malice; (Click title for Goodreads page.)

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

6 Responses to “Sunday Post, 1/16/2022”

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      Well, it was nearly a month’s worth of books bought, plus presents, so… But yes, I bought a lot. I need to cut back for a while, so I can read some of them!

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      I still have piles here and there, but I’m trying to get them all sorted and onto shelves. My top priority books (my “22 in 2022) are mostly gifts, and I put them on the top of the bookcase, along with my library books… which will at least keep them where I will see them. (It would be better if the TBR shelf was in my office, not my husband’s, but it doesn’t fit. Oh, well.)