NOTE: Last Sunday’s post failed to post as scheduled. Apparently the scheduling function didn’t work yet again; it has been flaky for a while. My apologies, and I’ll keep trying to figure out why some scheduled posts go up on schedule, and others don’t. I have included last week’s books and comments in this week’s post.
The Past Two Weeks
I stopped by the used bookstore two weeks ago with a couple of boxes of books to sell. They took about a box of them. I browsed quickly for vintage, antique, and collectible books, but didn’t find any that I was interested in. After that, I took the remaining box to the library bookshop to donate the books. There, I picked up a few books on impulse, including an annotated edition of Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea. I had first learned this edition about a few months ago, when I researched the book before reading Rick Riordan’s Daughter of the Deep. I wanted to get a copy then, but couldn’t find one at an affordable price. So this was a great find!
I hope you had a happy Father’s Day, if you celebrated it. I couldn’t be with either of my dads on the day, (biological and step-), but I sent cards and called them. And of course I had a card for Mr. Bookwyrm, who is such a wonderful dad to our Robin! I also hope you had a good Juneteenth.
The weather has varied between hot and humid, drier and temperate, and cool and rainy. I’ll take the latter two, but not so much the first. It was gorgeous last weekend, perfect for a nice walk, but it’s back to hot and humid this weekend. When it’s hot, I tend to stay indoors; I don’t handle heat well. Thank goodness our air conditioning is working!
Like many in the US, I am dismayed by recent Supreme Court rulings and their implications for the future. And dismayed by the current state of our politics and democracy as well. It’s hard not to give in to despair. But I will continue to try to make my voice heard, not only by voting but by contacting my elected representatives to let them know my views.
- Sunday Post – 6/12/2022
- Sunday Post – 6/26/2022 – this post
- Books On My Summer 2022 To-Read List – Top Ten Tuesday; tentative
- reviews TBD
- Sunday Post – 7/03/2022
What I’ve Been Reading/Watching (past 2 weeks)
Reading: I finished Remember Love by Mary Balogh, the first in her new Ravenswood series, and read three more ARCs: You Were Made to Be Mine by Julie Anne Long, Sound of Darkness by Heather Graham, and The Littlest Library, by Poppy Alexander. I also read (or rather, reread for the first time in 15 or 20 years) Murder in Mesopotamia for #ReadChristie2022, and I reread Losing Ground by Catherine Aird. (The latter is one of the few Inspector Sloan books I didn’t really like the first time I read it. I reread it to see if my opinion had improved. It has not.)
Other books technically “in progress” but currently on hiatus are Miss Percy’s Guide to the Care and Feeding of British Dragons by Quenby Olson and The Forgotten Beasts of Eld by Patricia McKillip, which I really want to get back to.
Watching: About a week and a half ago, we finished Around the World in 80 Days (the 2021 series starring David Tennant), and are now watching Star Trek: Strange New Worlds. We’re about 5 episodes in, and enjoying it so far. And last night, we streamed The Lost City, which was fun.
Added to the Hoard (in the past two weeks)
For Review or Consideration
Purchased (Kindle, print, or audio)
Print: [Gentian Hill; A City of Bells] Northanger Abbey; Pride and Prejudice; No One Noticed the Cat; Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (The Annotated Jules Verne); A Book of Love (poetry anthology with art)
Kindle: Three Nights With a Scoundrel; The Uninvited; The Fire in the Glass; The Book of Candlelight; Any Way the Wind Blows; The Last Chance Library; The Near Witch; Hit Me With Your Best Scot; Scandal Above Stairs (Click title for Goodreads page.)