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 most exciting news of the week is that four of Robin’s pieces are being published this spring! She won the poetry and short story undergraduate competitions for the national literary magazine published by her college, and another poem and an essay were both picked up by The Albion Review, a literary magazine that publishes undergraduate work. We are so proud and happy for her. She has worked hard to develop and refine her talent, and it’s wonderful to see her work recognized.
I’ve spent the week working on my indexing website, music for the spring concert, and my blog. I finally managed to get a few reviews written and posted, and a few more written and scheduled. The indexing continues to hum along: I start a new project next week, and I’ve got another scheduled for April. The weather’s been nice, so I’ve gotten out for a few walks (and caught a few Pokemon along the way.) It’s been so warm, in fact, that the crocuses are out, the forsythia are starting to bloom, there are new leaves on the weeping willows, and I saw a redbud tree in full bloom on Saturday. In <em>February!</i> This is about three full weeks earlier than normal, folks.
Last Week on the Blog
- Sunday Post – 2/19/2017
- Someone to Hold (Mary Balogh) – review
- Signing up for the Take Control of Your TBR Challenge
- Rock Point,a novella by Carla Neggers – review
- His Cowboy Heart (Jennifer Ryan) – review
- Signing Up for Mini Blog Ahead #1
- News & Notes – 2/25/2017
- Sunday Post – 2/26/2017 – this post
Upcoming on the Blog
- Devil in Spring (Lisa Kleypas) – review
- February Challenge Update
- News & Notes – 3/04/2017
- Sunday Post – 3/05/2017
What I’m Reading/Watching
Reading: I finished rereading Nora Roberts’ Guardians trilogy with Island of Glass, and plunged into my Kindle preorder of Devil in Spring by Lisa Kleypas. It was wonderful! So of course, I had to reread The Devil in Spring, about the hero’s parents… and that lead to rereading Mine Till Midnight. Maybe this time I’ll actually get a review written! I’ve made some progress with Ghost Talkers (Mary Robinette Kowal) which I got for Christmas; I’m liking it very much so far. When I finish that, I’ll go back to finish The Crooked Sixpence (Jennifer Bell, ARC.)
Listening to: Podcasts, mostly. I went back to the beginning of 99% Invisible to listen to the episodes I’d never heard. I discovered an interesting podcast about language (specifically English, so far), called The Allusionist, so I started that series as well. I’ve also started listening to Writing Excuses (season 10, because nothing older is available through the podcast app, and I haven’t yet figure out how to download the early seasons from the Writing Excuses website to my iPhone.)
Watching: We watched episodes 6-13 of The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes with Jeremy Brett as well as episode 1 of The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes — quite a binge for us!
New Additions to the Hoard
Cover links take you to Goodreads.
For Review or Review Consideration
Many thanks to Kensington, William Morrow, and Harlequin MIRA!
Purchased for Kindle
I preordered Devil in Spring and devoured it as soon as it came in. The two Cadfael mysteries are ones I have read, but I’m replacing my too-small-print paperbacks with readable Kindle copies. And the Brandon Sanderson is mostly for Robin, though I may read it eventually.