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, and to Stacking the Shelves, hosted by Marlene at Reading Reality
Indexing and yet more indexing. Also some knitting. Other than that, there’s not much to say about my week. The weather has been summer (though not unbearably hot this week, thank goodness.) Everyone in the family is well (thank goodness! So many authors posted this week about how they have Covid… Jim C. Hines, Rachel Hawkins/Erin Sterling, and Tessa Dare, off the top of my head. I’m glad our extended family seems to be staying healthy for now.) I haven’t done or made anything particularly noteworthy, but on the other hand, there have been plenty of little things that brought me moments of joy, from brewing and drinking a pot of my favorite tea to snuggling on the couch and knitting whilst watching All Creatures Great and Small.
- Sunday Post – 8/21/2022
- Completed Series I Want to Collect – Top Ten Tuesday
- 84, Charing Cross Road, by Helene Hanff – audiobook review
- Sunday Post – 8/28/2022 – this post
- August 2022 Readathin Wrap-Up
- Monthly Wrap-Up – August 2022
- News & Notes – 9/03/2022 – tentative
- Sunday Post – 9/04/2022
What I’ve Been Reading/Watching
Reading: I finished rereading With This Ring by Amanda Quick (reviewed 2018). I reread The Princess and Curdie, alternating between the Kindle edition and a 1959 hardcover in my collection. (I read on my Kindle in bed, so I don’t wake my husband.) I also read Ravished by Amanda Quick.
I am currently buddy-reading Marple: Twelve New Mysteries with Anne at Books of My Heart. We’re reading one story per day, and discussing them daily. So far, it’s a great collection. I’m also reading A Dreadful Splendor by B. R. Myers (ARC), Witchful Thinking by Celestine Martin (ARC), and Mischief by Amanda Quick. I’m having a hard time staying focused on those three, but it’s not the fault of the books, just work-related stress.
Listening to: Threads of Life: A History of the World Through the Eye of a Needle, by Clare Hunter. If you are at all interested in sewing, needlework, or fiber arts, it’s fascinating, but “a history of the world” is a bit misleading.
Watching: All Creatures Great and Small Season 2, which I am loving!
Added to the Hoard this week
For Review or Consideration
Purchased (Kindle, print, or audio)
Print: I’m a little behind on posting the print books I’ve gotten in the last few months, but here are four that came in in the last month or so. The first three I ordered used through Abe Books; the last one I preordered from Book Depository because I really wanted the British cover. (The US edition is coming soon, with a different cover.) Title links: The Book Lovers’ Anthology; Victorian Fairy Tales; The Great Tapestry of Scotland: The Making of a Masterpiece; The Last Unicorn.
Kindle: Thanks to a great hack I saw on La La In the Library, I have discovered a whole new way to keep tabs on when Kindlebooks I want go on sale.* And my ereader is groaning as a result. As you can see, I bought a bunch of the Swallows and Amazons series.
Title links: Mischief; Death Comes to Bath You Can Knit That; Running Hot; Spellbound; Jewels of the Sun; I Will; Deryni Checkmate; The Small Rain; The Temple & the Crown; Swallowdale; Winter Holiday; Coot Club; We Didn’t Mean to Go To Sea; Great Northern?; Peter Duck; The Picts and the Martyrs. (Click title for Goodreads page.)
*Unfortunately, the brilliant hack relies on a function that, as of Friday, appears to be broken. I reported it, and hopefully Amazon will fix it. If they do, I’ll post an explanation sometime soon.
Audiobooks: The Mysterious Island (Click title for Goodreads page.)