I worked a lot on upcoming blog posts and reviews. I finally finished unpacking and putting away my Christmas gifts. I went through my yarn and fiber stash to see what I could donate to yesterday’s fiber guild meeting and sale—not much, as it turns out; I’m rather attached to my stash yarns! And I attended the meeting and sale, where I somehow managed to only buy 1 skein of yarn and several spools of silver thread (for plying with art yarns.) It was good to spend some time with my fiber-arts friends, though.
- Sunday Post – 1/08/2022
- 23 in 2023: A Reading Challenge (of sorts)
- My Most Anticipated Books – First Half of 2023 – Top Ten Tuesday
- Sleep No More, by Jayne Ann Krentz – review
- The Time for Love, by Stephanie Laurens – review
- Sunday Post – 1/15/2022 – this post
- The Backup Plan, by Jill Shalvis – review
- My Bookish Resolutions for 2023 – Top Ten Tuesday
- HarperCollins Union Strike Continues
- The Dark Is Rising (BBC radio drama adaptation) – review
- News & Notes – 1/21/2022
- Sunday Post – 1/22/2022
What I’ve Been Reading/Watching
Reading: I finished Emily Wilde’s Encyclopaedia of Faeries by Heather Fawcett (ARC), which came out on Tuesday. After that, I read Well Met (Jen DeLuca) for COYER book club, then The Backup Plan by Jill Shalvis (ARC), which comes out on the 17th. (Reviews for Well Met and The Backup Plan are written and scheduled; I’m working on the review of Emily Wilde.) Next, I reread The Awakening and started rereading The Becoming, preparing to read The Choice (Nora Roberts) in the upcoming week.
Next up is A Darker Shade of Magic, which I will be buddy-reading with a COYER friend. After that, I want to go back to An Enchantment of Ravens (Margaret Rogerson) and Without a Summer (Mary Robinette Kowal) soon. I also have several ARCs and readathon books to get through.
Listening to: I finished the BBC World Service podcast of Susan Cooper’s The Dark is Rising, about which I have mixed feelings (review to come.) And I’m plowing through Season 3 of the Writing Excuses podcast.
On our drive home, we started The Return of the King, by J. R. R. Tolkien, read by Andy Serkis (the actor who played Gollum in the movies.) Once we got home, we had to listen to it separately, and sequentially, so I let my husband go first. Now that he’s done listening to it, it’s my turn. (We share an Audible account, and if we’re both listening at different times, it messes up the continuity too much.)
Playing: Wordle, the NYT Spelling Bee, and sometimes Pokemon Go.
Watching: We finished up our LOTR rewatch last weekend, so this week, we started Season 2 of Star Trek: Picard. On my own, I’m watching A Discovery of Witches, Season 1.
Added to the Hoard
Purchased (Kindle, print, or audio)
Audiobooks: The Spare Man; Good Neighbors: The Full Collection (I Kickstarted it); Lost in the Moment and Found; Phasers on Stun!: How the Making (and Remaking) of Star Trek Changed the World; Why Fish Don’t Exist. (NOTE: The last two were Christmas gifts to Mr. Bookwyrm from Robin, which we just redeemed at Audible. I get to listen to them when he is done.)
(Click title for Goodreads page or my review.)