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!
Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!
Are you planning or reading anything in honor of the day? I have rehearsals this afternoon, so I plan to finish our youth chorus rehearsal by having them sing a simple but lovely setting of “A Celtic Blessing” in honor of Ireland’s patron saint. We sing it every spring as a farewell to our seniors, so most of them know it already. After that, though, I’ll probably just come home and get back to work.
As for reading, I haven’t quite decided yet… I might reread Dark Witch, one of my favorite books set in Ireland. Or perhaps St. Patrick’s Gargoyle by Katherine Kurtz. Or I might start my new Stephanie Laurens book, which is also set in Ireland. Of course, I could just decide that the fantasy I’m in the middle of, about Green Riders (king’s messengers; their uniforms are green), medieval-style politics, magic, ghosts, the looming threat of Great Evil, and oh yeah, the occasional elf, is close enough. (First Rider’s Call)
There’s not a lot to tell about since Tuesday, when I finally got my blog back after it was down for 4 days. I’ve mostly been working, interspersed with a little reading, knitting, and spinning. The weather was so wonderful on Thursday—warm and sunny!—that I took two walks, one alone and one with Mr. Bookwyrm. Robin called to tell us they have seen Captain Marvel twice and enjoyed it, so we are looking forward to seeing it when we can.
This week, I’ve got an index to finish up (what else is new!) and some spinning and a sock to finish. Plus rehearsals for the two choruses I direct, and the one I sing in. And next weekend, we’re meeting my mom and stepdad for dinner at a distant cousin’s house, someone my mom discovered through her genealogy research. I think he’s older than I am, but not in my mom’s generation. It will be interesting to meet him and his family, and see what light he can shed on our shared family history.
Last Week on the Blog
- The Blog is Back! (belated Sunday Post –3/10/2019)
- News & Notes – 3/16/2019
- Sunday Post –3/17/2019 – this post
Upcoming on the Blog
- Top Ten Tuesday – My Spring 2019 TBR
- WIP Wednesday – very tentative
- reviews to be determined
- News & Notes – 3/23/2019
- Sunday Post –3/24/2019
What I’m Reading/Watching
Reading: I’m currently rereading First Rider’s Call, the second in the Green Rider series by Kirsten Britain. Since it’s not always the best choice for me late at night, I also went back and reread Nora Roberts’s Inn BoonsBoro trilogy, followed by Northern Lights. I’m currently rereading The Collector, alongside First Rider’s Call. (Click images for links.)
Listening to: Something Wonderful, a history of Rodgers and Hammerstein and their musicals. I bought the Audible version when I bought the ebook about a month ago. I’m glad I did, because it’s good listening while I’m walking, spinning, or doing laundry. I’ve also put some of the cast recordings in my iTunes so I can stop and listen to the music as I go along.
Watching: Still watching Eureka, Season 2.
New Additions to the Hoard
Cover links take you to Goodreads.
I borrowed the library’s e-book of The Collector. I may decide to buy it at some point, but for now, the library copy is fine.
Purchased for Kindle
I’m not sure why I buy Stephanie Laurens books anymore. Compared to her early Cynster books, they are just sort of there—not bad, but not great, either. It’s loyalty, I guess—less to the author than to the very extended family of characters.
I bought Northern Lights because the library didn’t have an e-copy available and it will be at least a week before I make it to town, and for some reason, I really needed to reread it now. Evil Under the Sun was on sale (and still is, as of 3/16.) I’m basically replacing my Christie paperback collection with ebooks…mostly because the print is too small in a lot of the older paperbacks, and partly because it frees up shelf space for things I really want in print. So I buy her Kindle books whenever they go on sale.