Sunday Post – 2/24/13

February 24, 2013 Sunday Post, Sunday Salon 16

The Sunday Post is a meme sponsored by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer.  It’s a chance to share news.  A post to recap the past week, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up for the week on our blog.

This was another busy week.  I’ve been finalizing music choices and working on publicity for the spring season of the children’s and youth choruses I direct.  That has taken up a lot of my time, and will need even more time this coming week as we head toward the first rehearsal.  I probably won’t have as much time as I’d like for reading and blogging over the next few weeks, but I’ll do my best to fit them both in.

The past week on the blog:  

  • Mon. 2/18   Dream Eyes, by Jayne Ann Krentz (review)
  • Tues. 2/19  Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Characters in Fantasy
  • Wed. 2/20  Love Saves the Day, by Gwen Cooper (review)
  • Fri. 2/22    Starting Now, by Debbie Macomber (advance review & giveaway!)
  • Sat. 2/24   a really packed News & Notes

The coming week:

  • The Lost Prince, by Julie Kagawa (review)
  • Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Authors That I’d Put On My Auto-Buy List 
  • The Valley of the Shadow, by Carola Dunn (review)
  • The Library Lover’s Mystery series, by Jenn McKinlay
  • News & Notes, and possibly a few more goodies!

New arrivals:   

Between the library book sale, library holds, and an ARC or two, I brought home a lot of books this week!  I’m incredibly excited about one of the ARCS — Scholastic is letting me read The Runaway King, the sequel to Jennifer A. Nielsen’s The False Prince, which I really loved!  It comes out on Friday, March 1, so if you’ve been waiting as eagerly as I have, your wait is almost over.  I also received The Nightmare Affair by Mindee Arnett, which looks interesting. 

From the library, I got Eloisa James’s The Ugly Duchess, JoAnn Ross’s Sea Glass Winter, A. G. Howard’s Splintered, and Ann Osterlund’s Academy 7

And from the library booksale, I got hardcover copies of numbers 3, 4, 5, 7, and 8 in Rebecca Tope’s Cotswold Mystery series,  

Death in the Cotswolds, A Cotswold Mystery, Blood in the Cotswolds, Fear in the Cotswolds, and A Grave in the Cotswolds, which I’ve been meaning to read.  I also picked up a copy of Dava Sobol’s Galileo’s Daughter. 
All in all, a good week and some awesome stash additions! 

16 Responses to “Sunday Post – 2/24/13”

    • Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard

      Hi, HarleyBear! Welcome to the Bookwyrm’s Hoard! I haven’t read any other reviews of The Nightmare Affair yet, but the blurb sounded intriguing. Keep an eye out — hopefully I’ll be reviewing it in the next few weeks!

  1. Melissa Owens

    Wow, looks like you’ve added a lot of great books this week!! It’s always exciting to get an ARC for a book you are highly anticipating! 🙂 Hope your coming week is a great one!

    Thanks for stopping by my Sunday Salon Post, too!

    • Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard

      You should have heard me when I logged into Netgalley and found they had approved me for The Runaway King. I was all but jumping up and down in glee. (Come to think of it, there was a bit of jumping up and down, too.)

  2. kimbacaffeinate

    I am curious about all the Cotwolds books, I love mystery series in one setting. I think it’s wonderful you are so busy with choir and the children. My kids all participated and even did show choir. (well not my son he did Rugby) but both of my girls are singers. Have a delightful week and I hope you get to read some of your new haul! The Sunday Post

    • Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard

      I’ve been in love with England forever. I wish I could visit more often. When our daughter was 7, we took her to England and Wales, and stayed in the Cotswolds for a few days with a friend of my parents. It’s beautiful countryside. I can’t wait to start this series, but I think I’ll borrow book 1 from the library first.

      That’s great that your girls are singers! I’ve been singing since before I can remember. I started directing the choruses about 5 years ago — first the children, and then about 2 years ago, I took over the youth also. They used to be directed by our daughter’s violin teacher. Our daughter has been singing in them since she was 5 or 6, but this is her last year — she heads off to college in the fall.