Sunday Post – 1/28/2024

January 28, 2024 Sunday Post 7

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.

The Past Week

DON’T FORGET to update the excerpt!

In real life: work and lots of meetings. I revisited a work project this week, making some necessary corrections after changes to the page proofs. I planned to go to the MAFA book club online on Tuesday evening, but my back and ribs went into spasm and I spent the evening lying flat with a heating pad instead. Thankfully, it was mostly better by morning. Wednesday, I had several meetings on Zoom (one financial, one fun.) Thursday night, I had yet another meeting, this one a board meeting for the fiber guild. Saturday, I spent the entire rest of the day at an online seminar on developing your guild hosted by Handweavers Guild of America, for leaders of weaving or fiber guilds across the country. It was interesting and really useful, but I’m just about Zoomed out.

Recent Posts

Looking Ahead

  • TTT – New-To-Me Authors I Discovered in 2023 – Top Ten Tuesday
  • Monthly Wrap-Up: January 2024
  • reviews TBD (several are in the works)
  • Sunday Post – 2/04/2024

The Backlist Reader Challenge

It’s not too late to sign up for The Backlist Reader Challenge 2024! If you’re looking for a challenge to help you tackle all those books that have been languishing on your TBR pile (or list) forever, check out this challenge.

What I’ve Been Reading/Watching

Reading: I finished The Lantern’s Dance by Laurie R. King (an ARC which I buddy-read with Sophia Rose; review scheduled for early February.) I read The Bright Spot by Jill Shalvis (also an ARC.) I reread Legends & Lattes by Travis Baldree, because I want to read Bookshops & Bonedust soon. I continued reading The Lost Flock: Rare Wool, Wild Isles, and One Woman’s Journey to Save Scotland’s Original Sheep by Jane Cooper. I started Emily Wilde’s Map of the Otherlands by Heather Fawcett, alternating between the Kindle ARC and the hardcover, which arrived on Monday all the way from England! And I started rereading Pastiche by Celia Lake, just because I wanted to. (Well, also because it’s about the parents of the woman whose romance is due out in a few weeks.)

Listening to: The Writing Excuses podcast (season 8), and one episode of Smart Bitches, Trashy Podcast, in which Sarah interviews author Mimi Matthews about her new book, The Lily of Ludgate Hill.

Playing: Same old stuff: NYT word games (Wordle, Connections, and the Spelling Bee); and Pokémon Go.

Watching: We finished Brokenwood Season 3. We subscribed to Acorn so we could keep going, and have already finished Season 4. (There are only 4 episodes per season in the early seasons.)

Added to the Hoard

Purchased or Free (Kindle, print, or audio)

Print: Emily Wilde’s Map of the Otherlands (UK ed.) I ordered the UK edition so the cover would match my copy of the first book. The US covers are pretty too, but I love the UK covers.

Kindle: Wyrd Sisters; Taken at the Flood

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

7 Responses to “Sunday Post – 1/28/2024”

  1. Rachel @Waves of Fiction

    That does sound like a lot of Zoom meetings! Sorry to hear about your rib and back pain!

    I’m in line for The Bright Spot at my library as I’ve enjoyed the rest of the series and I read Taken by the Flood years ago, but I can’t remember it. I love all the Agatha Christie mysteries! Hope you enjoy it.
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  2. Jan farnworth

    I am so glad i do not work a job that involves zoom meetings, i watched the kid suffer when he had to do a year and half home in highschool due to the covid issues. He ok with a occasioinal one now that he doing college but he to much of socail butterfly to be trapped behind a computer. I do not forsee him choosing an office job. He only 20 so who knows where life will take him. Hope you have less zoom and more reading in the coming week. I also think uk gets some of the most amazing book covers that why i like fairyloot adult subscription i get some really pretty covers that way.

  3. La La in the Library

    In 4-H many, many, MANY years ago I did a spinning course. I loved it so much I continued to spin for two or three years after that. Your fiber arts content is always so interesting to me. The Lost Flock sounds wonderful. I’m going to add it to Goodreads. 🐑🐑🐑

    I’m sorry you were having back problems. 😔

    I loved The Weird Sisters. ❤

    I am waiting for either Hoopla or my library (through Libby) to get Bookshops and Bonedust. I’m excited to read it. 🤗

    Have a wonderful new week! ☀
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  4. Jenni Elyse

    I can understand why you feel Zoomed out. You do so much this week! I’m glad you enjoyed your meetings, even though there were so many of them. I hope you have a great week!
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