Sunday Post – 10/15/2023

October 15, 2023 Sunday Post 15

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

In real life: Mr. Bookwyrm had a bad cold this week (not Covid, thankfully; he tested twice.) As of last night, I’m fighting it too, although so far, mine isn’t too bad. I’m praying it stays mild; I’ve got a really big project for work for the rest of this month and into mid-November. The index will make it hard to do NaNoWriMo, but I’m still going to try.

Recent Posts

Looking Ahead

  • reviews TBD
  • Books with Weather Events in the Title/on the Cover – Top Ten Tuesday, tentative
  • Sunday Post – 10/22/2023

What I’ve Been Reading/Watching

Reading: I reread A Discovery of Witches for #witchtober, and I’m now rereading the sequel, Shadow of Night. (The links go to my earlier reviews.) And I continued reading an overdue review book, Witcha Gonna Do by Avery Flynn. I haven’t made much progress on Babel: An Arcane History, which I’m buddy-reading with a friend. Instead, I started The Curse of Penryth Hall (an ARC) for #Fraterfest – although I’m sure I won’t finish it in time due to the headache that goes with this cold.

I also read the introduction and first chapter of Short Stories in Spanish for Beginners, Vol. 1 by Olly Richards. I hope to read a few chapters a week to supplement my Spanish studies. (I’m currently using Duolingo to review/relearn Spanish, in which I was once semi-fluent.) So far, the biggest challenge has been the book’s use of vosotros along with its various pronouns, which are mostly absent in Duolingo’s Spanish course so far. Luckily I recognize them, but I’m not yet comfortable using them with any fluency. (Duolingo leans toward Spanish as spoken in Latin America vs. that spoken in Spain, which makes sense for me living in the US. The book seems to lean toward European Spanish; I think the author is from the UK.) I bought the Kindlebook. I also own a couple of short-story collections by someone else.

Listening to: I continued with Shattered by Kevin Hearne. I’m also listening to Season 6 of the Writing Excuses podcast.

Playing: Wordle, Connections, and the NYT Spelling Bee, and Pokémon Go. (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 watched one episode of America Outdoors with Barathunde Thurston, Season 2, and a couple of nights of Stephen Colbert. On my own, I finished watching Season 1 of A Discovery of Witches and started with Season 2.

Added to the Hoard

Purchased or Free

Print: The Heroine’s Journey

Kindle: On sale: Emerald Blaze; Hild; Found in a Bookshop; Short Stories in Spanish for Beginners, Vol. 1

(Click title for Goodreads page or my review.)

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

15 Responses to “Sunday Post – 10/15/2023”

  1. Katherine

    Will and Jason both had a bad cold that has seemed to last forever. Not Covid (we’ve tested a few times too) but it just won’t go away. Will is finally getting better so we can all relax a bit but it hasn’t been fun around here! Hopefully Mr. Bookwyrm is on the mend!
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    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      Thank you, Yvonne! Sorry it’s taken me a week to respond, but yes, we’re both doing much better. I hope your week went well, and the coming one does also.

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      Thank you, Deb. I hope so, too! Well, the project is a given; I have to get that done. NaNoWriMo is just for fun, so it has to take a back seat.

      I do like the All Souls Trilogy (that starts with A Discovery of Witches.) But I am a frequent rereader; if I have liked a book in the past, I’m likely to reread it at least once. I hadn’t reread the All Souls books since 2020, and I like to read them in October, so I decided it was time to revisit them.

  2. Rachel @Waves of Fiction

    I hope you feel better! A cold is never fun. I usually survive with Day and NightQuil.

    I also have The Curse of Penryth Hall and I’m looking forward to it. I hope we both love it. Shattered was really good. I finished Staked after the read along chat but joined anyhow because I’ve read it before (a long time ago). It’ll be interesting to hear what everyone thinks of Scourged.
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    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      Luckily, it really wasn’t that bad, and it’s mostly gone now. I’m so behind on the Iron Druid books, and I don’t know if I can catch up in time for Scourged. I guess we’ll see.