Sunday Post – March 7, 2021

March 7, 2021 Sunday Post 17

The Sunday Post is hosted by the wonderful Kimberly, 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!

This Week

I’m working on an index all weekend. The bot attacks on my blog just keep coming. I’m almost finished plying about 8 ounces of blue and purple wool/bamboo blend that I spun last fall; I spun it pretty fine, so there’s a lot of yardage, and it’s been taking a long time to ply it up. This afternoon, I’m looking forward to a family Zoom get-together with my husband’s side of the family.

I really enjoyed the COYER Book Club meeting last Sunday; we discussed Beach Read, which I’ve read, and To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before, which I hadn’t (but I stuck around for the discussion anyway, since I’m not planning on reading it.) March’s books are The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue and Uprooted; I’m looking forward to reading the former and rereading the latter.

Recent Posts

Looking Ahead

  • Top Ten Tuesday post, tentative
  • WIP Wednesday – tentative
  • News & Notes – 3/06/2021 – tentative
  • Sunday Post – 3/07/2021 – tentative

What I’m Reading/Watching

Reading: I finished rereading When All the Girls Have Gone, plowed through the two remaining books in the trilogy (Promise Not To Tell and Untouchable, and continued my JAK rereading binge with Secret Sisters and Hidden Talents. (Since I have previously reviewed all of those except Promise Not To Tell, the links above take you to my review.) I also started reading Hidden Riches by Nora Roberts (for the first time), but I DNF’d it about halfway through. That’s rare but not unheard of for me with Roberts. Usually I love her books, but some are just not a good fit for me, and this one has some aspects that haven’t aged well. I’m debating whether I might ever want to go back and finish it, and whether or not to review it as a DNF.

As a palate cleanser, because I want to get off this romantic-suspense binge for a bit, I’m currently rereading the Complete Arrows Trilogy (aka the Queen’s Own trilogy) by Mercedes Lackey, beginning with Arrows of the Queen. It has been one of my comfort reads since I first read the books back when they came out in 1987–88.

Listening to: A few podcasts this week: Smart Bitches, Trashy Podcast; Twenty Thousand Hertz; 99% Invisible; SheepSpot Podcast; Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me.

Watching: a few episodes of Warehouse 13, Season 4.

Playing: Merge Magic, DragonVale, Pokemon Go, Carcassonne, the NYT daily crossword (but not every day) and two of their other games.

Added to the Hoard

Purchased (Kindle, print, or audio)

Kindle: Magical Midlife Madness; Anne of Avonlea; Anne of the Island; Anne’s House of Dreams; Rainbow Valley; Chronicles of Avonlea; Hidden Talents; The Ship Who Searched. (Click title for Goodreads page or my review.)

Stay safe, stay healthy, stay kind… and may you find books a haven in the coming weeks.

17 Responses to “Sunday Post – March 7, 2021”

  1. Anne - Books of My Heart

    Yes our days kind of run together with work or play happening as able or as needed. I’m finally doing a little knitting which is really the first in nearly a year. I hope you fall into a reading pattern you like better. COYER does help with Book Club, Read-along chats, and the community is great.
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    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      I saw your swift and ball winder on your Sunday Post today! I just had mine out today, to cake up some handspun.

      I did enjoy my romantic suspense rereading binge. But you know how sometimes, if you binge a genre, you get satiated and want something different? Actually, that’s how I used to read before blogging and ARCs — I would binge a genre for weeks or months, then abruptly switch to another. We’ll see if this time, I switch to another genre exclusively, or whether I can get back to reading my ARCs and such in a variety of genres. At the moment, I’m giving myself the space to mostly read whatever I want. (Conveniently for me, what I want to read at the moment is fantasy, and that’s the March COYER Book Club genre, so it works out nicely.)

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      I love Krentz’s books when I need something fast-paced and fun. They’re what my sister calls “mental popcorn” (light, tasty, and addictive.)

  2. Yvonne

    All those books look so good. I watched Warehouse 13 when it first came out and really liked it. I hope you have a great week!

  3. Greg

    Krentz looks like she has a nice variety of series. I’ve been interested in her recent series I think All the Colors of Night is the latest?

    I hope you had a nice weekend and a great start to the week. 🙂
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    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      Yes, All the Colors of Night is the second Fogg Lake book. Honestly, I would recommend reading the Arcane Society books first. I suspect the Fogg Lake books may tie in at some point.

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      The Anne books are the Open Road Media Kindle editions. Open Road publishes a lot of public-domain classics as Kindlebooks/ebooks at very low price points, usually with cover illustrations that are themselves old enough to be in public domain. This set is unusual in that the cover illustrations are in color; usually, they’re black-and-white illustrations on a monocolor background. I don’t think they’re available in paperback.

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      We loved Eureka! Both series were recommended to us by our offspring, Robin, who gave us Warehouse 13 for Christmas a few years ago.

  4. Katherine

    I liked Hidden Riches (I’m a sucker for anything antique related) but I definitely agree that it didn’t age well. There was an element of aggression between the two main characters that didn’t sit well with me and Roberts’ evil cabal type villains are rarely my favorite. I do want to do a Krentz binge once I get caught up on a few more series. I hope you have a good week!

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      Yes, you describe exactly one of the things that was bothering me about the book — that agression between the characters, and particularly on the hero’s side.

      I wish you a good week also!