I am also linking to Mailbox Monday, the gathering place for readers to share the books that came in their mailbox during the last week.
The play reading group met again on Wednesday night, reading Act 2 of Tom Stoppard’s Arcadia. It’s an excellent play, and it was great fun to read it aloud.
The Spinners and Weavers Guild met yesterday morning, and one of the committees met earlier this week. And yesterday afternoon, we had a Zoom gathering with Mr. Bookwyrm’s side of the family – the first in about 9 months. So I’ve had a fairly busy social schedule, at least compared with most weeks!
The new bed is working out all right so far. Because we went up to a larger size bed, we needed new sheets and a mattress pad, but our old reversible quilted bedspread still works as a coverlet. So I dug out the pillow shams we never used, popped some old pillows into them, put our current (sleeping) pillows in front of them, threw a coordinating throw across one corner, and the bed looks pretty good nice for now. Once I find or make a couple of coordinating decorative pillows, it will look even better.
The deadline for my current project is rapidly approaching, so I will be pretty busy this week.
- Arcadia, a play by Tom Stoppard
- Ten Old Books I Love – Top Ten Tuesday
- The Secret of Bow Lane, by Jennifer Ashley – review
- Sunday Post – 8/14/2022
What I’ve Been Reading/Watching
Reading: I read The Belle of Belgrave Square (Mimi Matthews; ARC), Touchstones (Stephanie Burgis), and Magic Lost, Trouble Found (Lisa Shearin.) And I reread Destination Unknown (Agatha Christie) for #ReadChristie2022. I’m also counting Arcadia as finished this week. I’m currently reading Mistress of Birds, the newest Albion novel by Celia Lake.
Annabel at AnnaBookBel is leading a readalong of the Dark Is Rising series by Susan Cooper, starting this month. The series has long been a favorite of mine, so I plan to join in. We’ll be reading one book a month through December. August’s book is Over Sea, Under Stone, and the discussion on Annabel’s blog is on August 24, so I’ll reread it this week.
Listening to: Threads of Life: A History of the World Through the Eye of a Needle, by Clare Hunter.
Watching: We finished All Creatures Great and Small Season 1, and started Season 2.
Added to the Hoard this week
Kindle: I Capture the Castle; Vanishing Fleece: Adventures in American Wool; The Reef; I, Robot; The Seven Dials Mystery; Armed and Magical; Daughter of the Deep; Murder in the Bookshop; Mistress of Birds (Click title for Goodreads page)