Sunday Post, 2/13/2022

February 13, 2022 Sunday Post 16

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

It’s been a kind of slow week here. I had a couple of Zoom meetings for the local Spinners and Weavers Guild. I drove to town on errands twice, for curbside pickups of groceries and library holds. The weather was lovely both days, so it was a pleasure to get out and see the sunshine. A cold front blew in last night, though, so “fake spring” is over for now. It was nice while it lasted!

If you’re watching the Super Bowl today, have fun! And if you celebrate Valentine’s Day (with or without a special someone), I wish you a very happy day—and lots of chocolate!

Recent Posts

Looking Ahead

  • review, TBD
  • Sunday Post – 2/20/2022

What I’ve Been Reading/Watching

Reading: I’m still reading This Poison Heart (Kalynn Bayron) and An Impossible Imposter (Deanna Raybourn; ARC.) But I’m such a mood reader, and I’ve been really fickle recently. So I reread Dealing With Dragons (Patricia Wrede) and started on the sequel, Searching for Dragons. I also reread reread Death on the Nile (Agatha Christie), which is February’s suggested book for #ReadChristie2022. I plan to count it toward The Backlist Reader Challenge as well; I haven’t read it in 15 or 20 years, and I had forgotten nearly everything, including the identity of the murderer, so it qualifies.

Listening to: I wanted something more comforting after finishing Every Heart a Doorway last week, so I am listening to Wild Magic by Tamora Pierce for the umpteenth time. (I just checked Goodreads; it says I have read it eight times. At least six of those were reading in print; I think I’ve only listened to it twice before.)

Watching: Early in the week, we finished watching Muhammad Ali by Ken Burns. We’ve watched a few 60 Minutes episodes and an episode of Leverage, but it hasn’t been a big TV-watching week.

Added to the Hoard this week

For Review or Consideration

Many thanks to Berkley for When She Dreams and Remember Love!

Library Haul

Library books: The Silver Bullets of Annie Oakley

Purchased (Kindle, print, or audio)

Kindle: Foundation and Empire; I’m Only Wicked With You; The Ex Hex; You Had Me At Hola; Half a Soul; (Click title for Goodreads page.)

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

16 Responses to “Sunday Post, 2/13/2022”

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      It’s colder here, too. In fact, it’s snowing… but not really sticking.

      I’m hoping some of the figure skating will show up on YouTube eventually, so I can see at least the best performances.

  1. Katherine

    I need to reread Death on the Nile. It’s one of my favorite Christies. Slow weeks are always nice as they give you a bit of time to recover from the usual craziness. The Amanda Quick book looks wonderful. She’s an author (along with her other name) that I want to read more from. They’re always books I enjoy. Have a wonderful week.

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      I just got a fews hints of the plot and characters in the new Kenneth Brannagh adaptation of Death on the Nile, and I think they are making some significant changes. I hope they do a good job, but I’m not holding my breath.

      I’m definitely looking forward to plunging into the Amanda Quick book!

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      There are some Agatha Christie books whose endings were seared into my memory after a single reading (Then There Were None, The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, and Murder on the Orient Express, for instance.) There are others I remember well because I love them and reread them every few years. And there are some that were good, but I never reread; with those, I often forget not only the details but almost everything, including the murderer. That’s what Death on the Nile was for me. It wasn’t quite like reading it the first time, but almost.

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      That’s because it’s the suggested book for the official Agatha Christie website’s “Read Christie 2022” book club/challenge. 🙂

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      There are any number of places to start with Mary Balogh. I do recommend reading her various series in order. One Night for Love would be a good place to start. It can be read as a standalone, but it has a sequel, A Summer to Remember. Both books are favorites of mine. A Summer to Remember introduces the Bedwyn family (as secondary or even tertiary characters), so you can go on from there to read the Bedwyn Saga (aka the Slightly series), beginning with Slightly Married—another of my favorites.

  2. Nicole @ BookWyrm Knits

    I’ve been reading new books, but I’ve also been feeling drawn to re-reads, so I think I’ll be starting an old favorite soon. I have a couple of options in mind at the moment, and the only thing preventing me from having started already is not knowing which comfort read to start first, LOL. 🙂 Have a great Valentine’s Day if you do anything to celebrate! I plan on eating lots of cookies today. And maybe Mr. Wyrm and I will pick up to-go dessert later.
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    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      Now I’m curious as to which comfort read you chose! I’m still on my rereading and relistening kick, but I’m starting a new book today (or maybe tomorrow.)

      I hope you and Mr. Wyrm had a lovely Valentine’s Day! Ours was quiet, but nice. We had quiche for dinner, cheesecake for dessert (thanks for your suggestion!), and we watched part of The American President before being interrupted by two lovely phone calls, one from my mom and one from our Robin. We finished up The American President on Tuesday night. 🙂

      • Nicole @ BookWyrm Knits

        I haven’t started my re-read yet, but I just picked up ebook copies of the Sorcery & Cecelia series to re-read those. (I have the hardbacks, but wanted to be able to put them on my ereader, too.) So I’ll be starting those shortly. 🙂

        We had a nice quiet Valentine’s Day as well! We got our cheesecake (it’s really a great tradition; I’m glad it worked for you as well!) and watched various stuff on TV. It was nice to just spend the time together without either of us worrying about work.
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