We celebrated my mom’s birthday over Zoom last night. That’s one of the few silver linings of the pandemic: my extended family now holds these Zoom parties so those of us who don’t live nearby still get to celebrate everyone’s birthday. Those who live near each other can get together in person as well, now that everyone’s vaccinated, but since we are scattered over several states (and almost the width of the whole country), it’s nice to have the Zoom parties too. Especially for Mr. Bookwyrm and me, since we live nearly 2000 miles from any of my family, who have mostly moved out west.
- Sunday Post – 3/20/2022
- Sunday Post – 3/27/2022
- – Top Ten Tuesday; tentative
- – review, tentative
- Sunday Post – 4/03/2022
What I’ve Been Reading/Watching
Reading: I finished Goblin Fruit, and read Magician’s Hoard and Wards of the Roses, all by Celia Lake. I also read Friends, Foes, and Lovers by Stephanie Laurens. Currently, I am reading In the Cards, another Celia Lake historical fantasy romance.
Listening to: I took a break from my regularly scheduled listening on #TolkienReadingDay* to listen to one of Tolkien’s novellas, Smith of Wootton Major, delightfully read by Derek Jacobi. (It’s arguably more of a novelette than a novella; the audiobook is only 1 hr. 6 min. long.) The rest of the week, I listened to Daughter of the Deep (Rick Riordan). Once I finish it, I’ll go back to Index, a History of The (by Dennis Duncan.)
*Tolkien Reading Day is March 25. It commemorates the day the Ring was destroyed.
Watching: Partners in Crime (the 1980s version, with Francesca Annis and James Warwick), and Leverage season 1.
Added to the Hoard this week
For Review or Consideration
Many thanks to Simon & Schuster for Skandar and the Unicorn Thief!
Purchased (Kindle, print, or audio)
Kindle: Wards of the Roses; The Poison Heart; In the Cards; A Dead Djinn in Cairo; The Conjurer; The Book of Lost Tales, Part One; The Book of Lost Tales, Part Two. (Click title for Goodreads page or my review.)