Sunday Post – 9/11/2022

September 11, 2022 Sunday Post 7

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

I was saddened and shocked to hear of Queen Elizabeth’s death on Thursday afternoon. She has been Queen for the entire lifetime of the majority of people now living in Britain, and my heart goes out to them and to her family in their loss.

The current work project is eating up nearly all my time, and will for much of the week to come. I’m managing to get some reading in at night, but finding time to blog has been difficult. Hopefully I can catch up a little once this project gets turned in.

The local Spinners and Weavers Guild had a cookout and “yard sale” on Saturday after our monthly meeting. The picnic was delicious; we ate indoors because it was threatening to rain. It was great to have time just to chat with my fiber-loving friends. The sale was limited to the group, not the general public. I bought some lovely yarn and a few knitting and spinning books. After we all cleaned up, I stopped by the house of one of our older members (who hadn’t attended) to drop off some wool combs I had borrowed from her, and we chatted for a couple of hours. I think she has been lonely, and I really enjoyed the chance to get to know her better. She’s a lovely woman. I hope someday to be that wise, gracious, and creative.

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Looking Ahead

  • reviews TBD, if I have time
  • Sunday Post – 9/18/2022

What I’ve Been Reading/Watching

Reading: I finished Marple: Twelve New Mysteries, which I buddy-read with Anne at Books of My Heart. I read Station Eternity (Mur Lafferty; ARC), which was a lot of fun. I also read Spellbound (a novella by Nora Roberts), which I bought recently, and The Chocolatier’s Wife (Cindy Lynn Speer), which has been on my Kindle TBR for several years. And I reread Agatha Christie’s They Came to Baghdad, the September book for the #ReadChristie2022 challenge.

I had to return one of my library books before I had time to read it (don’t you hate when that happens?) but at least I got to skim through Make, Sew, and Mend by Bernadette Banner enough to decide that yes, I may want my own copy.

Listening to: Threads of Life: A History of the World Through the Eye of a Needle, by Clare Hunter. I have about 30 minutes to go.

Added to the Hoard this week

For Review or Consideration

Many thanks to Avon for The Backup Plan!

Purchased (Kindle, print, or audio)

Kindle: The Liar’s Dice; The Hidden Moon; A Proper Dragon; Dragonshadow; This Wicked Fate; God Rest Ye, Royal Gentlemen; The Becoming; (Click title for Goodreads page or my review.)

Audiobooks: My Lucky Life In and Out of Show Business (Click title for Goodreads page.)

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

7 Responses to “Sunday Post – 9/11/2022”

  1. Jenni Elyse

    I was saddened by Queen Elizabeth’s passing too. She was a wonderful leader and it’s going to be quite the transition for the British Commonwealth.

    I’m sorry you’ve been super busy and that it’s eating into your blogging time. I hope you’re able to find balance.
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  2. Literary Feline

    When I heard about the Queen’s passing, I immediately thought back to the school fieldtrip I took decades ago to see Queen Elizabeth. She was visiting California and a crowd of cheered her as she waved to us from the state capitol building. I hope work eases up for you some so you can have more time to read and blog. Finding time to blog is something I’ve been struggling with a lot these last few months.

    I hope you enjoy your reading and your week!
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  3. Katherine

    I was so saddened to hear of the Queen’s death and have such sympathy for the family. You can see on so many of their faces how her loss is affecting them. The Guild potluck sounds wonderful and how nice to spend time with a member of the group you didn’t know quite as well. I hope you are having a wonderful week!