Sunday Post – 6/12/2022

June 12, 2022 Sunday Post 9

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

I had lunch with a friend on Tuesdayin person! It was a lovely afternoon, very warm, but comfortable enough to sit outside in the shade. We talked for hours. It’s the first time we’ve gotten together since the pandemic began. She’s an author and a dog breeder; we’ve known each other since our children were 6. Her daughter also joined us for part of the afternoon… and I got to see their 4-week-old puppies, which are absolutely adorable!

On Wednesday, our occasional play-reading group met over Zoom for the first time in several months. Rather than one full-length play, this time we read several comic one-act plays. It’s always fun to get together with them.

Saturday, the local fiber guild (of which I am currently Vice President) had our first hybrid meeting since the start of the pandemic. It’s the first meeting we have held in the guild’s studio space, but we set it up so that those who are unable or uncomfortable attending in person can still attend via Zoom. We plan to make all our monthly meetings hybrid from now on. I am usually one of the “uncomfortable attending in person” people, but because I was giving the after-meeting program, I showed up in person. (With a mask, of course.) I gave a demo on how to use a blending board to make rolags or batts for spinning.

Recent Posts

  • Sunday Post – 6/05/2022
  • Sunday Post – 6/12/2022 – this post

Looking Ahead

  • – Top Ten Tuesday; tentative
  • reviews TBD
  • Sunday Post – 6/19/2022

What I’ve Been Reading/Watching

Reading: I finished rereading Not Always a Saint (review) and continued my Mary Jo Putney rereading binge with the first few books in her Rogues Redeemed series: Once a Soldier (review), Once a Rebel, Once a Scoundrel, and Once a Spy. I also started Remember Love by Mary Balogh, the first in her new Ravenswood series.

Other books “in progress” are Miss Percy’s Guide to the Care and Feeding of British Dragons by Quenby Olson, and The Siren of Sussex by Mimi Matthews. And I want to get back to The Forgotten Beasts of Eld by Patricia McKillip.

Listening to: A Psalm for the Wild-Built, by Becky Chambers. I’m still waiting for my second hold on Invisible Women by Carmen Criado-Pérez, so I can finish it.

Watching: Around the World in 80 Days (the 2021 series starring David Tennant)

Added to the Hoard this week

For Review or Consideration

Many thanks to Avon for Ship Wrecked, The Kiss Curse, A Duchess by Midnight and The Reluctant Countess!

Library Haul

Library books: Aunt Dimity and the Enchanted Cottage

Purchased (Kindle, print, or audio)

Kindle: A Wolf in Duke’s Clothing; Peace Talks; Playing with Fire; The Wicked King; (Click title for Goodreads page or my review.)

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

9 Responses to “Sunday Post – 6/12/2022”

  1. Wendy

    How wonderful that you were able to catch up with a friend in person! Nice haul! I have Ship Wrecked at well. I hope it’s as good as her other books.
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  2. Sophie

    Thatfeeling when you can eat and drink with friends you haven’t seen or been with since the pandemic began is priceless!!

  3. Lisa Mandina (Lisa Loves Literature)

    The Siren of Sussex is on my TBR, and I need to hurry up and read Olivia Dade! My copy of Spoiler Alert is sitting on a book shelf across from me, so that I keep seeing it and feeling guilty for not reading it yet. One of my best friends is a dog breeder and getting to play with puppies is one of the best parts of hanging out with her some times! Hope you have a good week!
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  4. Nicci

    I love your mix of books!
    Glad that you got to meet your friend! That must have been lovely after so long apart.
    Have a good week!

  5. Nicole @ BookWyrm Knits

    Sounds like a fun week! I really need to look into joining a local fiber guild or something similar now that we’re learning how to better manage COVID and vaccines and boosters are widely available. I had intended to do that in 2020… and then haven’t looked into it since.

    And thank you again for the reminder about Miss Percy’s Guide to… Dragons! I have been meaning to open my copy of that book for a while now and keep forgetting.
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