In real life: I had a lovely final week in New Mexico. I saw my first mountain bluebird, spent several afternoons playing games at my sister’s house, went to dinner with friends of my parents (who are becoming friends of mine; they’re between my parent’s generation and mine), and had several nice evenings with Robin.
I’m now in Utah, visiting my dad and stepmom for a week and a half before heading home next week. They are in their early-to-mid-90s, and have slowed down quite a bit. I plan do to the cooking and help run errands while I am here. I also hope to see a few of my cousins, if they are in town. And visit a few bookshops!
Blog woes: The cost of hosting the blog at my current big-name webhost keeps going up, and I just can’t justify it anymore. I need to find a less-expensive alternative…preferably one that supports WordPress.org (the self-hosted WordPress, not the free one), because I would like to keep using UBB (Ultimate Book Blogger) plugin. I’m exploring some options, but I’m open to suggestions!
- Sunday Post – 8/27/2023
- Monthly Wrap-Up – August 2023
- Reading Challenge: COYER Upside Down, Chapter 3
- Sunday Post – 9/03/2023 – this post
- A Fatal Illusion, by Anna Lee Huber – review
- Sunday Post – 9/10/2023
What I’ve Been Reading/Watching
Reading: I finished rereading On the Bias by Celia Lake, as well as a novelette-length collection of related scenes (“Unexplored Territory,” an author freebie), and two related novels, In the Cards and Point by Point. I also finished Murder at the Merton Library by Andrea Penrose (ARC), which I buddy-read with Sophia Rose. Currently, I’m partway through both Claws and Contrivances by Stephanie Burgis and Anything with Nothing, a Valdemar 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 either listen to it or read it before the chat on Sept. 10… though I may not be able to attend the chat, because of family obligations.
Playing: Wordle and the NYT Spelling Bee, and Robin and I played a bit of Pokemon Go. I also played both Rummikub and Wingspan over at my sister’s house.
Watching: I didn’t actually watch anything this week, though Dad and my stepmom had the Colorado Rockies games on Friday evening and yesterday.
Added to the Hoard
For Review or Consideration
Purchased or Free (Kindle, print, or audio)
Kindle: Killers of a Certain Age; Station Eternity (reviewed 2022); Back to the Garden; A War of Swallowed Stars; Heroine Complex; The Personal Librarian. (All books on sale except The Personal Librarian)
(Click title for Goodreads page or my review.)