The weather has alternated between rainy and sunny this week, but we had several gorgeous days with temperatures around 60° F—my favorite weather. The azaleas are still in full bloom, and Mr. Bookwyrm made it home in time for a pre-dinner walk on Wednesday, so we both got to enjoy the woods and the flowers.
I’m attending an online conference this weekend, on singing past midlife (during/after menopause.) Yesterday’s sessions were very interesting and often informative, and I am looking forward to today’s sessions. I have increasingly struggled with my voice over the last four years or so, as I headed into and past menopause. It’s been a relief to hear about some of the things I can do to support my voice and keep singing in the coming years. Singing and making music has been so much a part of my life and my joy, ever since my earliest memories, that I simply can’t bear to give it up. It would be like giving up reading.
This coming weekend, I have another online conference, this time with the American Society for Indexing. It feels strange to be so busy on the weekends; after more than two years of pandemic, I’ve gotten used to really quiet weekends.
- Easter Monday (4/18/2022) – belated Sunday Post
- Release Day Review: A Perilous Perspective, by Anna Lee Huber
- Sunday Post – 4/24/2022 – this post
- Books with Dragons on the Cover – Top Ten Tuesday; tentative
- reviews TBD
- May Day (Sunday Post – 5/01/2022)
What I’ve Been Reading/Watching
Reading: I finished reading A Perilous Perspective by Anna Lee Huber (ARC) for Tuesday’s review.I reread Closer to the Heart and Closer to the Chest (Mercedes Lackey; I reviewed them in 2015 and 2018 respectively), and also Exile’s Honor by the same author. I’m currently reading The Shadow of Memory by Connie Berry (ARC) for review, and reading The Lady’s Guide to Celestial Mechanics (Olivia Waite) and Beastly Bones (William Ritter) for COYER Book Club (although getting into the singing conference meant I can’t be at book group.)
Listening to: Frogkisser! by Garth Nix, and assorted podcasts.
Added to the Hoard this week
For Review or Consideration
Purchased (Kindle, print, or audio)
Kindle: They Do It With Mirrors