In real life: Mr. Bookwyrm flew home last weekend, but I stayed on to spend a little more time with Robin and my parents and sister and her family. It was a quiet week, but restful and with plenty of family time. This coming weekend, I’ll head to Utah to spend a week or two with my other set of parents. (I am so blessed to have all four of them not only living, but in fairly good shape and still independent!)
Kindle frustrations: Late this week, I tried to open a book on my Kindle Paperwhite, and got an error message. Repeatedly. The message said the book wasn’t available on my Kindle, and deleting and reloading it made no difference. In the end, after nearly three hours spent trying to find a solution that didn’t involve a factory reset, I gave up and did the factory reset. (It takes your Kindle back to the factory settings. From there, you have to reregister the Kindle to give it access to your Kindle library on Amazon.) That means that everything that was on my Kindle (which was a lot) will have to be reloaded from my Kindle library on Amazon before I can read it. For now, I have reloaded a bunch of ARCs that I have either coming up and a bunch I have already read but still need to review. I also reloaded the Celia Lake series I’m currently rereading. I’ll pull up other books as I decide to read them.
- Monthly Wrap-Up – August 2023
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What I’ve Been Reading/Watching
Reading: I finished rereading Wards of the Roses by Celia Lake, and went on to reread Winter’s Charms, Goblin Fruit, and started rereading On the Bias. I’m nearly finished reading Murder at the Merton Library by Andrea Penrose (ARC), which I am buddy-reading with Sophia Rose. I’m also partway through both Claws and Contrivances (Stephanie Burgis) and Anything with Nothing, a Valdemar short-story anthology that includes a novella by Mercedes Lackey (both books are ARCs.)
Listening to: I still haven’t started Shattered by Kevin Hearne, but I need to read it before Sept. 10. And I will continue with Season 6 of the Writing Excuses podcast as soon as I get back from visiting my family.
Playing: Wordle and the NYT Spelling Bee, and Robin and I have played a fair bit of Pokemon Go. We also played Rummikub and Wingspan over at my sister’s house.
By the way, if you play Pokemon Go, I’d love to friend you! Drop a note in the comments and I’ll send you my trainer code via email.
Watching: Robin introduced me to Kiki’s Delivery Service, which I loved!
Added to the Hoard
For Review or Consideration
Purchased or Free (Kindle, print, or audio)
Kindle: Wyrde and Wayward; Gate Sinister; Burning Bright; The Golden Spider; Tall and Dark; Intellivore; The Tea Master and the Detective; Nectar for the God. (There were several big indie-fantasy-and-SF sales this week. Each of these books was $0.99, and most were recommended by other authors I follow.)
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