Sunday Post – 9/04/2022

September 4, 2022 Sunday Post 14

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!

I am also linking to Mailbox Mondaythe 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

This Week

On Monday evening, we got together with most of the members of our former (very small) church choir — about 11 of us in all. It’s the first time we have seen any of them in at least 3 years*, and we have really missed them! After the base closed our church back in 2018, we all went in separate directions, but we used to get together every month or two for dinner. That ended with the pandemic, of course, and this is the first we’ve gathered together since then. It was really good to see everyone and catch up.

Othan that, it has been pretty quiet around here. Yet more indexing, plus a little reading, a little knitting, and the usual household chores. The temperatures have been pleasant this week, if a bit humid, so Mr. Bookwyrm and I went out for a walk several evenings before dinner. The work on the earthen dam is finished, and the lake is starting to refill, but it’s going to take a long time. Unfortunately, it seems we’re not going to be allowed to walk on the dam any more, which means that we can no longer walk along the lakeside. (We can go to the small public section, but other than the dam, all the rest of the shore is private property.) There are signs of fall already; some of the leaves are already beginning to turn and fall to the ground, probably due to the near-drought we experienced earlier in the year.

The lake near our house, slowly refilling. The dam (partially visible, bottom right) is currently off limits.

This week, I’ll be finishing up an index. In whatever time is left over, I’ll try to catch up on housework and blogging, and start thinking about my fall knitting and crafting plans. (Christmas is closer than it feels!) I also have my yearly eye exam, and I probably need new glasses—possibly several pairs.

* It’s also the first time we have spent time with that many people for anything other than family gatherings or a funeral. I was pretty nervous, to be honest, but darn it, these people were almost like family to us! Since the pandemic shows no signs of waning anytime soon, and we are boosted and double-vaxxed, it seemed like renewing and reaffirming those friendships was worth the risk.

Recent Posts

Looking Ahead

  • Over Sea, Under Stone, by Susan Cooper – review; tentative
  • Books I Loved So Much I Had to Own Them – Top Ten Tuesday; tentative
  • WIP Wednesday – spinning and knitting; tentative
  • reviews TBD
  • Sunday Post – 9/11/2022

What I’ve Been Reading/Watching

Reading: I finished Witchful Thinking by Celestine Martin (ARC), Mischief by Amanda Quick, and The Kiss Curse by Erin Sterling (ARC.) I enjoyed the first two and loved the third.

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; we only have a few left to discuss. I’m still reading A Dreadful Splendor by B. R. Myers (ARC), and I’m looking forward to starting both my library books: Make, Sew, and Mend by Bernadette Banner (which I’m evaluating to see if I want my own copy), and Small Town, Big Magic by Hazel Beck.

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 2, and it was wonderful! Can’t wait for Season 3 to start in January. I don’t know what’s next—maybe Picard?

Added to the Hoard this week

For Review or Consideration

Book cover: Into the West, by Mercedes Lackey

Many thanks to DAW for Into the West—I can’t wait to read it!

Library Haul

Library books: Make, Sew, and Mend; Small Town, Big Magic

Purchased (Kindle)

Kindlebooks: All the Feels; Legacy; The Jane Austen Society; Fireheart Tiger; A Spindle Splintered; Passenger to Frankfurt; Artemis; Witches Abroad. (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.

14 Responses to “Sunday Post – 9/04/2022”

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      Thank you! The lake has a long way to go, and only a small stream filling it, so it may take a year or more to fill all the way. It kind of depends on how much rain we get.

  1. Literary+Feline

    It must have been so nice to see your former church friends again after all this time. Summer is still going strong where I live. I am looking forward to cooler weather and fall.

    It looks like you have been reading some fun books. The Kiss Curse especially sounds good. I hope you enjoy your new books! I liked A Spindle Splintered. Have a great week!
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  2. La La in the Library

    How nice to get together with old friends. I’m happy to hear you had a wonderful time. 😊

    I wonder why they won’t let you walk on the damn now? Did they say why? 🤔

    How are you liking the Threads of Life book? I think I’m interested in reading it. 📚

    You are right. Christmas is closer tghhan we realize. 🎄

    I hope you had a good week. ☀
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    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      As I understand it, Virginia law says that earthen dams have to be completely covered in vegetation in order to be publicly accessible. Since they just did a lot of work on the dam, it is going to take time for grasses and such to take root and grow enough. I remember now that they did have to block off the dam a few years ago, when the path was worn enough that grass wasn’t growing on it.

      Threads of Life is fascinating, and I’m really enjoying the audiobook. The subtitle, “A History of the World Through the Eye of a Needle,” is a little misleading; there’s history in it, but it’s far from a history of the world. But it’s full of interesting facts and stories and thoughtful reflection on the significance that needlework and sewn items can have on the personal, community, and cultural level.

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