Sunday Post – 2/07/16

February 7, 2016 Sunday Post 24

The Sunday Post is hosted by the wonderful Kimba, the Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news, recap the past week, take a look ahead, and showcase our new treasures – I mean books!

My Week

I spent a pretty quiet week after last week’s and weekend’s rush to get an indexing project finished. I kept things simple and quiet on the blog this week, too. I’ve needed it; I’m still feeling sad, still prone to occasional tears. But the calmer week has helped, and given me time to heal.


Last Week on the Blog



Upcoming on the Blog

  • Mon. 2/08:  Switcheroo (Aaron Elkins) – review
  • Tues. 2/09: My Favorite Series Couples  – Top Ten Tuesday
  • Wed. 2/10: TBD
  • Thur. 2/11: TOUR: Death and the Brewmaster’s Widow – review
  • Fri. 2/12: TBD
  • Sat. 2/13: News & Notes 2/13/16 – tentative
  • Sun. 2/14: Sunday Post 2/14/16 – tentative


What I’m Reading/Watching

I finished Switcheroo (Aaron Elkins), one of the ARCs I received last week, as well as Death and the Brewmaster’s Widow for next week’s tour. I also re-read an early Anne McCaffrey, Restoree. Hopefully I’ll be working on a few historical romances and starting on Cathy Ace’s The Case of the Missing Morris Dancer this coming week. (Or I might jump ahead and read the new Amanda Quick novel!)


New Additions to the Hoard

Cover links take you to Goodreads.

 For Review
A Son's Vow, by Shelley Shepard Gray
From #AvonAddicts!


Purchased for Kindle
Cat Among the Pigeons by Agatha Christie
The Mystery Woman by Amanda Quick
Restoree by Anne McCaffrey
Ensnared by A. G. Howard
The Company of Writers, by Hilma Wolitzer
The Last Herald-Mage Trilogy, by Mercedes Lackey
Lucky Like Us: Book 2 in The Hunted series, by Jennifer Ryan
Steelheart (The Reckoners, Book One) by Brandon Sanderson

I’ve read Cat Among the Pigeons, The Mystery Woman (review), The Last Herald-Mage Trilogy, and Restoree before, but like them enough to want them in Kindle. Ensnared completes my trilogy, so I can read it straight through whenever the mood strikes me. Steelheart and the writing book are mostly for Robin, but I expect I’ll read them too, eventually. All of these were on sale except the Lackey trilogy.


From the Library
A School for Unusual Girls, by Kathleen Baldwin

And there’s at least one other book waiting for me to pick it up.

I hope you have a terrific week,  and happy reading!


24 Responses to “Sunday Post – 2/07/16”

  1. Katherine @ I Wish I Lived in a Library

    I’ll be curious to see what you thought of the new Loretta Ross. I enjoyed it but had a few issues but the enjoyment won out! It looks like you got some great books. I’m curious about the Aaron Elkins. I haven’t read him in forever but I used to love his books. Have a great week and hugs. It sounds like a quiet week was just what you needed.
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    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      I really enjoyed the new Loretta Ross, but I solved it within the first 30%, maybe less. I’m curious about your issues with it; I don’t think I’m reading very critically right now because I’m still having trouble concentrating, so I may have missed a few things. Thanks for the good wishes and the hugs — I’ll take all of those I can get! 🙂

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      I know what you are going through right now is miles beyond what I’m feeling, and I’m so sorry. I’ve been praying for you… and I’m glad you’re taking care of yourself and giving yourself the quiet time you need when you need it, too. And yes, I had the same thought re the Amanda Quick book.

  2. Greg

    Murder on Wheels looks good, and I like that cover of Restoree. I’ve never read that one- to be honest, I haven’t read a lot of McCaffrey , now that I think about it. For as much sci fi as I read as a kid, I’m kinda surprised. Hmm. I did tackle some older stuff for Vintage SciFi month but not as much as I would have preferred. Like the Christie cover too. 🙂

    Hope you like School for Unusual Girls, I thought it was pretty good.
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    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      I loved McCaffrey from the time I first discovered her in the late 1970s. I read pretty much everything she wrote! Thanks for the recommendation on A School for Unusual Girls; I’m looking forward to reading it.

  3. Jan @ Notes from a Readerholic

    I read Cat Among the Pigeons and Restoree years ago, but don’t really remember them. Maybe I need to find time to read them again.

    And so good you had a quiet week, Lark. It takes time to work through grief, but the quiet times–and books–help, I think.
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  4. Literary Feline

    I wish I was there to give you a hug. You’ve been dealing with so much. I just couldn’t get my act together last week to post. This week should be better for me. I have yet to read anything by Anne McCaffrey, which seems a crime somehow. The Last Herald Mage trilogy was my first introduction to Valdemar and Mercedes Lackey. 🙂

    I hope you have a better week! I’m thinking of you.
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    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      Thank you so much! And I’m sorry you’ve had a tough week too; I hope this week will go better for you.

      I also hope you’ll try McCaffrey sometime. I love her Pern series, and the first two Talents novels (The Rowan and Damia.)

  5. Yvonne

    Great books on your list…the Loretta Ross books look good. I haven’t tried her books yet.

    I loved Murder on Wheels. I saw your comment on Goodreads and the 1 star was an error. I haven’t posted my review on Goodreads yet. I always wait until my blog tour date comes to do that 🙂

    Anyway, I hope this is a better week for you! Take care.

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      Oh, I think you would love Loretta Ross’s series! It’s only two books so far, but I’ve really liked them both.

      I saw your note on GR about fixing that one-star. It’s so easy to click something by accident! I don’t post my reviews there until they are live on my blog, either — in fact, not for a few days afterward.

      Thank you, and I wish you a wonderful week too.

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      Downtime is good and healing, but now I need to get back to my normal routine, get busy with my current index project — and find time to exercise, too.

  6. Michelle @ In Libris Veritas

    I really hope things get a bit quieter for you this week and that you have time to recoup and feel a bit back to normal. This year has been a rough one already, and I think a lot of us are just trying to keep our heads above water right now.

    It looks like you got a lot of great books though, so here’s hoping you get a chance to sit down with some of them and relax!
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  7. Charlie @ Girl of 1000 Wonders

    *hugs* I am glad this week was a little better for you. I hope the weeks continue like this. Years after the deaths of my loved ones, I find myself in bouts of emotions. I’ve been going through one recently in regards to my cousin who passed in 2011. They do live on in our hearts.

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      Thank you, Charlie. And *hugs* to you, too; even several years later, the grief can overwhelm you unexpectedly. Yet we wouldn’t want to forget our loved ones. Thankfully, over time, the joyful memories come more to the fore and the moments of grief swamp you less often.