Sunday Post – 10/08/2023

October 8, 2023 Sunday Post 6

The Sunday Post is hosted by the wonderful Kimberly, the Caffeinated 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

Banned Books Week: I planned to read three or four banned books this week (most of them were picture books; one is a graphic memoir.) Unfortunately, it took longer than I expected for my library holds to come in, and when they finally did—on Friday!—I wasn’t able to get to the library before it closed. And Saturday I had other stuff going on. I’ll just have to read them for their own sake, without tying them to Banned Books Week.

In real life: The week seemed to fly by really quickly, but I’m not sure why. Wednesday, I picked up a Walmart order. Thursday evening, I had a fiber guild committee meeting online. Friday evening, I went into town for the First Friday open house at the arts workshop/gallery building where the guild has studio space. We use it as a “craft night” where we spin, knit, or weave, so people wandering through can see us working and ask us questions. Several spinning friends showed up, and we had a good time talking as we spun.

Saturday, we attended a fiber festival about an hour away. The weather was gorgeous, and I had a good time. It’s the first fiber festival we have been to since the pandemic started. It was held outdoors, so we felt reasonably comfortable about going. I did wear my mask inside the larger multi-vendor tents, and even in the small open-fronted single-vendor tents whenever there wasn’t much breeze. I spent most of my time going around the vendor tents and the animals (sheep, llamas, angora and mohair goats, and angora rabbits.) Mr. Bookwyrm spent most of his time watching the sheepdog trials and enjoying the sunshine, and I joined him for a while.

Photo © KMP/The Bookwyrm’s Hoard, 2023

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Looking Ahead

What I’ve Been Reading/Watching

Reading: I finished rereading Mistress of Celia Lake, as well as a novella in the same world, Ancient Trust. I read Mistletoe and Murder (Connie Berry; ARC.) I started Babel: An Arcane History, which I’m buddy-reading with a friend. And I started an overdue review book, Witcha Gonna Do by Avery Flynn. I also started my biennial reread of the All Souls Trilogy, beginning with A Discovery of Witches.

I still need to finish 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’m still listening to Shattered by Kevin Hearne. I’m also listening to Season 7 of the Writing Excuses podcast.

Playing: Wordle, Connections, and the NYT Spelling Bee, as well as Pokémon Go. Incidentally, if you would like to be friends on Pokémon Go, let me know in the comments, and I’ll email you my trainer code.

Watching: We have been watching America Outdoors with Barathunde Thurston, Season 2. Now that the late-night shows are back on, we’re also watching Stephen Colbert a couple of times a week (usually a night or two after the fact, so we don’t have to stay up too late.) And on my own, I am watching A Discovery of Witches, starting with Season 1. I had gotten through the first season and a half a while back, but I decided to go back and rewatch those episodes before finishing out the series.

Added to the Hoard

Purchased or Free (Kindle, print, or audio)

Print: Lace One-Skein Wonders; Tea Cozies; Tea Cozies 2

Kindle: On sale: Love, Lies, and Hocus Pocus; Marple: Twelve New Stories; Sapphire Flames; Ruby Fever; The Getaway. Free (from Amazon First Reads): The Night Raven; The Spy Coast.

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

6 Responses to “Sunday Post – 10/08/2023”

  1. Rachel @Waves of Fiction

    Your craft night sounded fun! The llama sure is cute. It seems like my library lends come all at once and then I don’t have enough time to get through them. I just finished Shattered, Staked and the novella Prelude to War in Three Slices. I joined in on the chat after some technical difficulties. It was a lively exchange. We’re getting to the end and I wonder what everyone will think of how it turns out. Have a great week!
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  2. Nicole @ BookWyrmKnits

    I haven’t been to a fiber festival in a while, either. Though the ones I usually get to go to are just about the yarn (and accessories). I haven’t been to a festival with animals in so very long. (Not since I moved back to a city, instead of the rural area I lived in for and just after university, for sure.)
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