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!
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.
Watching: The Great Tours: England, Scotland, and Wales (The Great Courses), and the 1975 BBC miniseries of The Secret Garden.
Added to the Hoard this week
For Review or Consideration
Many thanks to William Morrow for A Dreadful Splendor and Marple: Twelve New Mysteries!
Purchased (Kindle, print, or audio)
Kindle: They Do It With Mirrors
Sounds like an interesting conference. I have been meaning to find a choir now that the pandemic is nearly over but I am very perimenopausal and I wonder if my voice has changed much (I haven’t really sung for 3 years now). If you have any hints and tips let me know.
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Glad to hear you have been enjoying some lovely weather, plenty of books and busy weekends. Take care and happy reading for the coming week. 🙂
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I’m so glad you’ll be able to keep singing. I’m not sure if I sound any good while singing, I did get some compliments on it over the years, but it would be awful to give up something like that.
Must be a sigh of relief for you to hear that there are things you can do and that all is not lost! 🙂
Have a great week.
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Mia @ My Genre Books and Me
Busy week for you! I hope you are able to preserve your quality singing voice for many more years if you gives you the same pleasure as your reading. I love Anna Lee Huber and I look forward to your review on Perilous Perspective if you get a chance. I was not able to get that arc and I haven’t read the previous one. It’s fascinating to read about a strong intelligent woman in the past, even if this one is only fiction!
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Lory @ Entering the Enchanted Castle
Geez, is singing another thing that gets messed up by menopause? I haven’t been singing in a choir lately, and feel a bit croaky and out of practice, but I attributed it to the pandemic … I have been blindsided by the health issues that leaped out of the woodwork with the big M, but that one would be an unwelcome addition.
Anyway, good to hear you’ve found some support for your issues, and may singing continue to give you much joy!!
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Enjoy your Agathas. I used to sing in school choirs and miss it. Have a good time.
Lover of Romance
What a great week you have had there. I am so happy to see that. I love this time of year with the warmer weather and I do love the rain, just want to be done with the snow and cold temperatures.
Mareli @ Elza Reads
Aah yea!! Love seeing another Agatha Christie fan on here! I am so jealous of your copy of Marple: Twelve new Mysteries. I would love to read that too!
I didn’t know you sing, how wonderful!! I hope you enjoy the conference a lot.
Have a good week and happy reading!
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Hi I’m Bonnie. New to Sunday Post. Your weekend sounds extremely busy! I am also enjoying azaleas when I can.
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Emily @ Budget Tales Book Blog
Sounds like you had a good week. I love a woodland walk, not that we have done one in a while!
Hope you had a great weekend
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Anne - Books of My Heart
It’s gotten hot here for a few days almost 90! I like that 60-70 better. We have to go early or late now. Learning is a lifelong process so it’s great you have the online sessions and your reading!
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I had no idea menopause could affect your voice. I would love to hear more about what you are learning. Have a great week.
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Our weather has been back and forth between rain and sun, cold and warm too. Right now it’s sunny and warm. 🙂
I hope this online conference helps you figure out how to still enjoy singing. I wonder if this is why Julie Andrews doesn’t sing as much anymore? I know she had throat problems, but I wonder if that’s a euphemism for problems after menopause? Good luck!
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I’m so glad you’ve been enjoying the weather! We’ve had some decent weather and the humidity hasn’t kicked in yet so we’ve been enjoying getting some walks in ourselves. I’m so glad you’re getting benefit out of the conference! Have a great week!
Nicole @ BookWyrm Knits
That sounds like a really interesting conference—and a topic that I hadn’t really thought about before. There’s so little information given to women about menopause that it makes me really angry sometimes.
I know what you mean about it being weird to have things planned for weekends. We have a dinner scheduled with some friends for this weekend and I signed up for a weaving course in May, and it’s bizzare to have to plan around things again.
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I’m so glad you were able to attend that conference and that it seems to have been usefully informative. Having never been able to carry a tune, I can’t relate but I can understand when something is that important/central to your life how hard it would be to lose it. I hope you’ve learned some things to let you keep enjoying singing! I hope you’re having a good week 🙂
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