Sunday Post – 7/30/2023

July 30, 2023 Sunday Post 13

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!

This week I’m also participating in The Sunday Salon hosted by Deb at Readerbuzz, and Stacking the Shelves hosted by Marlene at Reading Reality.

Last Week

In real life: I spent more time than I planned on last week, dealing with business-related stuff and other issues. Now I’ve got to catch up on the things I thought I would get to last week, but didn’t. Plus I need to plan and prep for our upcoming vacation.

Tour de Fleece wrapped up last Sunday. It was a fun three weeks, and I’m looking forward to co-captaining our “team” again next year. I didn’t finish any of the three yarns I worked on during the TdF, but I hope to finish at least one of them this coming week.

Recent Posts

Looking Ahead

  • Monthly Wrap-Up – July 2023
  • Forgotten Backlist Titles – Top Ten Tuesday, tentative
  • Sunday Post – 8/06/2023
  • UPCOMING REVIEWS (dates uncertain):
  • Hearts and Swords, by Robin D. Owens – review
  • Claws and Contrivances, by Stephanie Burgis – review

What I’ve Been Reading/Watching

Reading: After setting aside Heart Legacy (for now) due to discomfort with the emotional abuse experienced by the main character, I continued my reread of Robin D. Owens’s “Celta’s Heartmates” series with a collection of four novellas, Hearts and Swords, followed by book 15, Heart Sight, and another novella collection, Hearts and Stones. I am still savoring Claws and Contrivances by Stephanie Burgis (an ARC from the author.)

And I started reading Indexing Specialties: Cookbooks, since that’s a subject area I haven’t attempted to index yet. I thought that it might be easier than the scholarly indexing that is the bulk of my current work. In some ways, it probably is, but it requires a fair bit of specialized knowledge and can involve equally difficult decisions about how to structure the index and what not to include.

Listening to: Hunted by Kevin Hearne. And I am still listening to past seasons of the Writing Excuses podcast; I’m in Season 5.

Playing: Wordle, the NYT Spelling Bee, and Pokemon Go.

Watching: We finished up Our Planet and started Our Planet II (both with Richard Attenborough.) We also watched a few more Ready Room episodes related to Strange New Worlds Season 2.

Added to the Hoard

For Review or Consideration

Many thanks to Del Rey for The Tainted Cup!

Purchased or Free (Kindle, print, or audio)


Kindle: Death in the Margins (sale); The Magician’s Daughter (sale); Hearts and Stones; The Last Warrior (sale)

(Click title for Goodreads page or my review.)

Stay kind and hopeful… and may your books bring you joy this week!

13 Responses to “Sunday Post – 7/30/2023”

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      I’m definitely enjoying Hunted. I’m about halfway through, maybe a little more. The Tainted Cup sounds intriguing… a fantasy mystery featuring a female Holmes-like detective? My catnip. As for vacation planning… it’s a “visit family” vacation, so less planning needed, but I may be gone for a month so I need to really think about what I’ll need.

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      Our Planet II is less relaxing, but still good. It looks at animal, bird, and fish migration around the world, how that is tied to the seasons, and how climate change and pollution are affecting wildlife. It’s important to know about, but not restful.

  1. Rachel @Waves of Fiction

    Planning for vacations is a fun task for me. I hope you enjoy it as well. Can you believe I’ve never played Wordle? I’m looking forward to reading Hunted this week. It’s a re-read for me, but it’s been a long time so I forget what’s happened until I start listening.
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  2. Nicole @ BookWyrmKnits

    I’m glad you had fun with the Tour de Fleece again this year! I’ve missed participating, but didn’t want to spin until I’d gotten a new wheel. So… I’ll be able to play along again next year (if vacation timing works out) since I’ve now gotten a new eSpinner! 😀

    Emotional abuse is always hard to read about. I know, that’s part of the point of including it, but I don’t blame you for setting aside a book that included it. I know I have to be in the right headspace to read about emotional abuse — maybe even more so than physical abuse. It’s harder for me to process the emotional kind, I think.
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