Sunday Post, 2/06/2022

February 6, 2022 Sunday Post 14

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

Nothing much happened this week. The snow and ice that affected much of the US missed us here; instead, we had several a few days of grey, gloomy skies and rain that left the ground utterly sodden. On Friday night a cold front blew through, and Saturday morning, the sky was bright blue and the air was crisp and cold (or what passes for cold in Virginia; I’m aware that those of you in far northern climes consider 33 degrees to be practically balmy for January!)

After two months without spinning, this week I finally pulled out some fiber and sat back down to my wheel. It felt so good to feel the fiber slipping through my fingers again! I’m spinning a blend of alpaca and wool with a little bit of sparkly angelina (a manufactured fiber) mixed in. It’s dyed in shades of red and a little hint of black. The final yarn is going to be beautiful, but because of all the alpaca, it doesn’t have a lot of elasticity to it. The alpaca is also more slippery than wool, so I’m not spinning it very fine. I have 8 ounces of the fiber, so even if I spin it close to a worsted weight, I should still have a fair bit of yarn. My current thought is to turn it into a shawl when it’s done.

Recent Posts

Looking Ahead

  • Lightning in a Mirror, by Jayne Ann Krentz – review, tentative
  • – Top Ten Tuesday; tentative
  • – review, tentative
  • Sunday Post – 2/13/2022

What I’ve Been Reading/Watching

Reading: I finished rereading The Lark and the Wren (Mercedes Lackey; reviewed in 2015), and continued rereading the series with The Robin and the Kestrel, Cast of Corbies, and The Eagle and the Nightingales. I’ve made a little progress with An Impossible Imposter (Deanna Raybourn; ARC) — it’s going slowly not because I don’t enjoy it (I do!) but because I’ve been bingeing my rereads. I do need to get back to This Poison Heart (Kalynn Bayron) as well.

Listening to: I finished Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire. I loved the characters, for the most part, but the book was creepier than I was expecting. Definitely not for the squeamish, or for sensitive young readers.

Watching: Muhammad Ali (Ken Burns documentary), and Leverage, Season 1.

Added to the Hoard this week

For Review or Consideration

Many thanks to Berkley for Go Hex Yourself, and Avon for You Were Made To Be Mine!

Library Haul

Library books: The Becoming; Dying in the Wool; A Medal for Murder

Purchased (Kindle, print, or audio)

Kindle: Child of Light; Aurora Blazing; The Robin and the Kestrel; An Heiress’s Guide to Deception and Desire; Good Neighbors: The Full Collection; The Quarter Storm; Island of the Mad; Murder Most Fair; Unnatural Magic (Click title for Goodreads page.)

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

14 Responses to “Sunday Post, 2/06/2022”

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      Your comment made me chuckle. I suppose they look retro, but they’re actually the original 1990s covers, so I don’t think they qualify as “retro” under the dictionary definiton. They aren’t “imitating the style of the recent past”; they’re the real thing! 🙂

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      It feels great to be spinning again — emotionally, at least! Unfortunately, yesterday (Sunday evening) I seem to have reactivated an old RSI, so I’ll have to take it easy for a week or two and give it time to heal. Oh, bother! (to quote my favorite fictional bear)

  1. Katherine

    I listened to The Awakening recently and really enjoyed it! I can’t wait for The Becoming. I love that beautiful wool color. It will make a gorgeous shawl. We’ve missed the snow and the ice thankfully and our weather sounds like it’s about the same as yours. I’m not a fan of cold but Rover thinks it’s fabulous. I’ve been listening to lots of audio books to distract me from the fact I’m freezing! Have a wonderful week.

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      I wanted to go back and reread The Awakening before plunging into The Becoming, but I’m not sure I have time. I only get the book for two weeks, and there are several other library books from this week and last week to get through as well.

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      I love spinning! It took a while to get the hang of it, though, and I am still learning. Unfortunately, I seem to have given myself an RSI yesterday or over the last several days (or more likely, reawakened an old RSI.) I will have to take a break from spinning for a few days or a week, in hopes it clears up.

  2. Nicole @ BookWyrm Knits

    Your spinning looks great! I look forward to seeing what you do with the yarn. (And I need to pull out my wheel again, too. I’ve been missing it.)

    I had thought I read all of Lackey’s Bardic Voices series, but I never read A Cast of Corbies. Huh. I’ve been thinking about re-reading the others, though; maybe I’ll add that one in this time around.
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