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!
The huge index is done and turned in (phew!), and I’m taking this week off to catch up — on sleep, on the blog, and in the rest of my life. The house is a wreck, and I need to tackle Mt. Washmore before I run out of clean clothes! And I’ve got literally 13 ARC reviews to write — eeep! They really got away from me; lately I’ve had the energy to read but not to write reviews. I also need to get stuff done for the spring chorus concert.
After a second incident where Miss Houdini, aka our cat Tasha, escaped the towel and scratched the heck out of my hand, we finally seem to be getting better at cat-wrapping and getting their meds down their reluctant little throats. The last several days have passed without injury to anything but the cats’ dignity — though they both did share one morning’s dose with the towel. I can’t really blame them for hating this. Liquid amoxycillin is pretty nasty.
Yesterday, I went to a baby shower for a the daughter of a dear family friend, a young woman whom I also taught when she was in grade school. Now she’s grown and is a teacher herself! The funny thing is, I really don’t feel that old… but it’s been 23 years. And yes, of course I gave her a book: Time for Bed, by Jane Dyer and Mem Fox! And some cute little baby clothes and a few other odds and ends.
Last Week on the Blog
- Sunday Post – 2/05/2017
- Game Reviews: The Lost Ship, The Lost Treasure, and Blackthorn Castle
- Goodreads Rolls Out Rereading. Yes, Really!
- Treasures from the Hoard: The Piper on the Mountain (Ellis Peters)
- Sunday Post – 2/12/17 – this post
The Backlist Reader Challenge 2017: 0/24
The Backlist Reader Challenge runs all year (and is hosted here on The Bookwyrm’s Hoard.) It’s a chance to focus on those older titles you’ve been wanting to read. You can check out all the rules by clicking on the image above.
I’ve read 8 books so far this year that qualify for The Backlist Reader Challenge. (They won’t show up in the progress bar until I’ve reviewed them.) That puts me ahead of my goal of 24 books for the year.
- Spin to Knit by Shannon Okey
- The Hexed by Heather Graham (Krewe of Hunters #13; I’m not reading them in order.)
- The Next Always by Nora Roberts (Inn BoonsBoro #1)
- The Last Boyfriend by Nora Roberts (InnBoonsboro #2)
- The Perfect Hope by Nora Roberts (InnBoonsboro #3)
- Can’t Wait by Jennifer Ryan (Montana Men #0.5; novella)
- Dance Upon the Air by Nora Roberts (Three Sisters #1)
- Heaven and Earth by Nora Roberts (Three Sisters #2)
COYER Blackout (2016-17): 0/12
COYER Blackout began December 17 and runs through Mar. 3. It’s hosted by Berls of Fantasy is More Fun, Michelle of Because Reading, and Stormi of Books, Movies, Reviews, Oh My! The rules are strict: only ebooks you owned or had requested prior to Dec. 17, that cost $0.99 or less. My goal is 12 books. Since the challenge started, I’ve read 10 books that count toward COYER. (They won’t show up in the progress bar until I’ve reviewed them.) Title links take you to my review; if there’s no link; I haven’t posted it yet.
- A Circle of Quiet by Madeleine L’Engle (ARC)
- Sacred Evil by Heather Graham ($0.99)
- A Perilous Undertaking by Deanna Raybourn (ARC)
- Death and the Gravedigger’s Angel by Loretta Ross (ARC)
- Somebody Like You by Donna Alward (ARC)
- Someone to Hold by Mary Balogh (ARC)
- Breathless by Beverly Jenkins (ARC)
- His Cowboy Heart by Jennifer Ryan (ARC)
- Someone to Love by Donna Alward (ARC)
- Somebody’s Baby by Donna Alward (ARC)
What I’m Reading/Watching
Reading: I read Can’t Wait, a novella in the Montana Men series by Jennifer Ryan (Kindle), then decided to re-read Nora Roberts’ Circle Trilogy: Morrigan’s Cross, Dance of the Gods, and Valley of Silence (Kindle), because I never got around to reviewing them when I read them a year or so ago. After that, I plunged into the Three Sisters trilogy by the same author, finishing Dance Upon the Air and Heaven and Earth, and starting Face the Fire. I don’t understand how I can read that much when I’m working this hard! I guess I’ve gotten some hours in when I should have been sleeping. And Roberts’ books seem to go really quickly.
I’m also back to reading The Crooked Sixpence (Jennifer Bell, ARC), a charming MG fantasy.
Listening to: Podcasts: Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me.
Watching: Avatar: The Last Airbender, and several more episodes of The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes starring Jeremy Brett: “The Dancing Men” and “The Naval Treaty.”
New Additions to the Hoard
Cover links take you to Goodreads.
For Review or Review Consideration
Many thanks to Alibi and St. Martin’s/Minotaur!
Purchased for Kindle
Someone to Hold and Saturdays at Sea were pre-ordered for my Kindle. I already owned the first book in the Nora Roberts series; since I liked it, I had to buy and read the next two! And the Dick Francis and Ellis Peters books are part of my strategy to duplicate my favorite authors on Kindle.