Sunday Post – 3/29/2020

March 29, 2020 Sunday Post 8

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!

Last Week

Our second week of staying home went reasonably well. Mr. Bookwyrm will be working from home for the next month or so (at least.) I had this week off once I turned in a project on Monday, but I have another project coming in a week or two.

Forsythia (photo © 2020, The Bookwyrm’s Hoard)

Thursday’s weather was gorgeous, so we went for a walk… about 2 miles around our neighborhood. Friday I pulled out the breadmaker and made a loaf of whole wheat bread. I haven’t used the breadmaker in at least 10 or 15 years, and I was almost ready to declutter it — but I’m awfully glad I didn’t! I also finished knitting a sock, started a jigsaw puzzle, and listened to the entire first Harry Potter book this week. And I’m thinking much more about what I cook these days, so as to make the best use of the foods we have on hand. So far, we haven’t had to go to the store, but we’ll have to eventually.

Last Week on the Blog

This Week on the Blog

  • News & Notes – 4/04/2020 – tentative
  • Sunday Post – 4/05/2020 – tentative

What I’m Reading/Watching

Reading: I’m rereading Aunt Dimity’s Death for the umpteenth time. It has been one of my comfort reads for literally decades. (Robin knit me the pink bunny years ago. He is modeled after Reginald, the pink flannel bunny on the book’s cover.) My ARC of Real Men Knit by Kwana Jackson is on pause for the moment, while I focus on comfort reading. With all the coronavirus uncertainty and my anxiety levels up, my concentration is shot; familiar books are both more soothing and easier to stick with right now. (Click titles for Goodreads or my review.)

Listening: I listened to Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, also for the umpteenth time.

Watching: We watched a few more episodes of Picard, which is really good. We’ve only watched through episode 7, so no spoilers, please! We’re also following Trevor Noah and Stephen Colbert as they broadcast from home.

Added to the Hoard

For Review or Review Consideration

Book cover: Riviera Gold by Laurie R. King

Many thanks to Bantam (Penguin Random House)! Click to see on Goodreads: Riviera Gold

Purchased (Kindle, print, or audio)

I won an Amazon gift certificate in the COYER Challenge that ran from December through early March. Thank you so much, Michelle and Berls of Because Reading! I put it toward a hardcover copy of The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern, which should be ready to emerge from its quarantine box soon. And Open Road Media had a huge sale on children’s and YA ebooks (and some adult classics, like Dune.)

Kindle (all on sale): Emily of New Moon; Grimm’s Fairy Tales; Treasure Island; The Story of Doctor Dolittle; Dune; Wizard’s Hall; Mr. Popper’s Penguins; A Fatal Obsession.

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

8 Responses to “Sunday Post – 3/29/2020”

  1. Anne - Books of My Heart

    There’s an explosion of freebie books. I know what you mean about reading I’m having a more moody self and yet trying to keep up with ARCs I have. I’m hoping with back to school this week and COYER things will get into more of a routine. It’s hot this weekend but should be more normal this week. I am sort of enjoying using things we have and my daughter has been a lot less picky and willing to eat what I fix and eat leftovers. I am trying some new things and old things we haven’t eaten lately.

    If you’re interested in buddy reading, I would read Real Men Knit with you but not until late April since it isn’t out until May. Or if you have ever wanted to read the Sebastian St. Cyr series by CS Harris, I’ve only read the first so I would invite you to try it and I would happily read the second one any time.

    Stay healthy, safe and happy reading!
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  2. Nicci @ Sunny Buzzy Books

    I loved Picard! I’m not even a Star Trek fan but I’ve had a lot of exposure through the years due to my husband, lol, so appreciated all the old characters making appearances. 🙂

    We’re just starting week two of a three week lockdown… It’s strange how quickly the world/life changed!

    Hope you have a good week!

  3. Katherine @ I Wish I Lived in a Library

    I need to pick up Mr. Popper’s Penguins. It sounds like a good read-aloud book! Glad to hear you’re doing well and that you had lovely weather. We finally had some this weekend and it was fantastic to be outside! I saw the Mary Russell book and thought of you. Glad to hear you picked it up. Now I need to get caught up on the series! Have a great week!

  4. Lark

    Sounds like you’ve had a good week; I love homemade bread. 😀 I love that photo of the forsythia, too. So pretty.