Sunday Post, 1/30/2022

January 30, 2022 Sunday Post 7

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’m honestly beginning to wonder if I have ADHD (inattentive type, without the hyperactivity). I simply can’t seem to stay on task, unless it’s something I’m deeply interested in and focused on. To give an example, Wednesday I started putting stuff away in the living room and ended up washing all the cookie cutters LOL! (There was actually a semi-logical progression between these actions, but still.) To be clear, I’ve always struggled with distractibility and getting things done, but it has gotten worse over the last few years. It’s weird to be wondering about ADHD at my age… but it would explain a lot.

We had a Zoom birthday party for my sister, my niece, and a family friend last night. It was fun, but not as much fun as seeing them in person over the holidays. Even if there were no pandemic, though, we still live really far away, so the Zoom parties are a great way to stay in touch.

This weekend’s snowstorm dropped only about 2 inches here, none of which stuck to roads or sidewalks. Pretty, but not too much of an inconvenience. I hope everyone further north along the Atlantic seaboard is safe and warm… and has plenty of books to read!

Recent Posts

Looking Ahead

  • Books With Character Names In the Title – Top Ten Tuesday; tentative
  • Lightning in a Mirror, by Jayne Ann Krentz – review, tentative
  • Sunday Post – 2/06/2022

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. This is the last time I will post this reminder, but you can sign up through the end of November.

The review linky is finally up and working!

What I’ve Been Reading/Watching

Series: The Protector of the Small, by Tamora Pierce

Reading: On a whim, I binge-reread the Protector of the Small quartet by Tamora Pierce (which I reviewed in 2009.) It’s one of my absolute favorite YA fantasy series, and I hadn’t reread it since 2018, so it was definitely time. It doesn’t count for any of my challenges, and I don’t care; I love it, and it felt so good to dive back into the world of Tortall.

Currently, I am reading This Poison Heart (Kalynn Bayron) and An Impossible Imposter (Deanna Raybourn; ARC), and rereading The Lark and the Wren (Mercedes Lackey; reviewed in 2015.)

Listening to: I started listening to Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire. It’s good, but also creepier than I was expecting. I’m not sure if I will finish it in audio, or on Kindle. (It also depends on when my audiobook library checkout expires.)

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

Added to the Hoard this week

For Review or Consideration

Many thanks to DAW for The Amber Crown!

Library Haul

Book cover: Daughter of the Deep, by Rick Riordan

Library books: Daughter of the Deep

Purchased (Kindle, print, or audio)

Kindle: A Presumption of Death; The Vampire Knitting Club; The Lark and the Wren; (Click title for Goodreads page.)

Audiobooks: A Psalm for the Wild-Built (Click title for Goodreads page.)

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

7 Responses to “Sunday Post, 1/30/2022”

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      Audible put the Becky Chambers on sale for $5, and I couldn’t resist. I need to finish my library audiobook (Every Heart a Doorway) first, though. And yes, it’s on my TBR, so you could totally count it for the RAT.

  1. Angela

    I agree that Zoom has been a great tool for staying in touch! We haven’t done a Zoom party in awhile, but at least it’s a way to see everyone!

  2. Katherine

    You know it’s funny you mention ADHD. My daughter and I are convinced that she has it. Apparently it presents very differently in girls and that’s why so few girls are diagnosed during school age. Zoom is such a great tool! One of our nurse practitioners is leaving the clinic and is switching to a work from home situation where she can see patients but still be home for the on again off again schedules that the schools are doing at the moment. Glad you were able to celebrate with your family. Have a wonderful week!

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      Robin and I are convinced they have ADHD, too. They have done a lot of research into it, which they shared with me. And they have incorporated ADHD-oriented organizational strategies into their life, with good results. But I never thought of ADHD in terms of myself until recently, especially since I’ve never been hyperactive in my life. (As I understand it, the medical profession now classed the inattentive type of ADD as ADHD, too; if I have it at all, that’s what I have.) Regardless of whether it’s ADHD or not, I figure it can’t hurt me to read up on management strategies and give some of them a try!