Sunday Post – 3/23/14

March 23, 2014 Sunday Post, week in review 29

The Sunday Post is a meme sponsored by the wonderful 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.

It was great to have Robin home with us for a week; she returned to college last Sunday. We’ll see her again in May, when school lets out for the summer.

I finally finished the intensive work project I’d been dealing with for the last several weeks. I have a little breathing space to catch up on blogging and work on some personal projects before the next indexing assignment comes along.

And I’ve been enjoying working with my children’s and youth choruses… plus, the adult chorus I sing with started rehearsing 2 weeks ago, and my voice teacher and I are working toward doing a small recital sometime in late spring or early summer, a mix of Italian and English art songs, several classical and contemporary sacred pieces, and then finishing with some Broadway show tunes. Should be fun!

The past two weeks on the blog: 


The coming week:

New additions to the hoard:   

For Review (cover links go to GoodReads):
 Many thanks to Bantam, Disney Press, Harlequin, Dell, Murder Ink, and Touchwood Editions!
Bought or Downloaded Free for My Kindle:
(Cover links go to Goodreads; title links go to Amazon.)

Gifted or won:

From the library:

29 Responses to “Sunday Post – 3/23/14”

  1. Greg

    Glad you had a good week, and good luck with the choruses going forward. Looks like a good news wrap up, I’ll be exploring some of those links! I have Moth and Spark to read next, and Death Runs adrift looks like a good mystery. I like the sounds of the island setting in that one. Narnia is always good too…

    • Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard

      Thanks, Greg! I read the first Gray Whale Inn mystery and had mixed reactions, but the series continues to get good reviews, so I’m eager to see how the author has grown and developed in her writing. And yes, the setting is wonderful, definitely one of the pluses of the series. As for Narnia, I always love it and re-read it every few years, so of course I had to grab a copy for my ereader.

  2. Sandy Farmer

    Wow you were busy this week! So glad to had some time with Robin! What a haul! I loved Cress by the way. I think those books get better with each one. I hope that trend keeps up with Winter. Have a great week!

    SP & STS
    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

    • Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard

      Well… it was two weeks, so it looks like I was busier blog-wise (and book-wise) than I really was. Not that I wasn’t busy – I was working about 10-12 hours a day on the indexing project! So I didn’t have time to post last Sunday.

      Glad to hear you loved Cress. I’m halfway through Scarlet and hoping I can get to Cress before it has to go back to the library.

    • Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard

      Thanks! It’s definitely a relief to be done. The next project is coming next month, and it’s a completely different topic (and a longer deadline) so hopefully I’ll be able to keep up with the blog as well. As long as I don’t get two projects on top of each other, that is! Happy reading!

  3. Jen S

    lol I have Cress from the Library and it’s overdue!! Whoops this reminds me I need to get it back there! I’ve never read a Susan Mallory book, one of these day I ought to.

    • Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard

      I do that all the time! Sometimes I’d rather pay the fine and finish the book. Susan Mallory writes feel-good romances; they’re a nice pick-me-up when you’re tired or feeling blue. She’s branching out now, though; I recently read the first Blackberry Island novel and it’s not really a romance, though there’s a little bit of that in there. It’s more a story of healing and friendship; one of the heroines is an injured war veteran with PTSD.

  4. Michelle P

    I really need to read Cress, I plan to do it next month trying to get through a challenge this month, I honestly wish they would stop making awesome books lol.

    Love your haul I have Deep Blue looking forward to see what you thought of it.

    Have a great week

    • Terri M LeBlanc

      I picked up a copy of Cress last week at Half Price Books after trading in some books. I had no idea there was a 4th book! I groaned audibly in HPB. My husband could not figure out what was wrong with me.

    • Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard

      I just finished Scarlet and started on Cress. This series is so GOOD! I borrowed Cress from the library, but given my ARC pile, I may not get through it before it has to go back… so I’ll probably end up buying the Kindle version (to go with my Kindle Cinder and Scarlet.)

  5. Rita_h

    Deep Blue, and Moth and Spark, look like fun. Sounds like a busy week for you! Good luck with your singing and choruses. Did your daughter continue with the book writing she was doing last year, or is she too busy with school? Have a great week.

    • Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard

      Thanks, Rita! Yes, she’s managing to work on her book and short story writing even with all the schoolwork. In fact, she “won” NaNoWriMo last November. But she’s also done a fair bit of creative writing for her classes. I think she’s thriving and happy.

  6. beckireads

    It looks like you had a good week both in real life and in blogging. I’m glad you got to spend some time with your daughter. It looks like you’ve got a lot of fabulous books this week, so I hope you enjoy them.

    • Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard

      Well, I’ve plowed through Scarlet and Codex Born this week, but I won’t tackle the new review books until April because I’m working on the Take Control of Your TBR Pile Challenge!

  7. kimbacaffeinate

    Escape looks good and I hope you enjoy Moth and Spark. Glad you had a good week with Robin and May will be here before ya know it. Great freebies this week!!

    • Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard

      I love Mary Balogh, so I’m really excited about The Escape. I got Moth and Spark based on several bloggers’ recommendations – including, I think, yours! And I’m not in too much of a hurry for May, as my singers need time to learn their music before their May 11 concert! I think most of those were bargain books, not freebies, but there were some terrific bargains this week.

  8. Peggy Farooqi

    I’ve just discovered your awesome Saturday posts – they kept me busy checking stuff for the past hour 🙂 A Life in Stitches has to go on my TBR pile as I also occasionally indulge in knitting. Have a great week and Happy Reading.
    My Sunday Post is here

    • Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard

      Oh, I’m glad you enjoy them! I have so much fun putting them together. I’ve started A Life in Stitches and I’m not quite sure what I think yet, so I’ll be interested in your reaction. Have a great week!

  9. Bea

    I really need to come raid your kindle and your bookshelves. 😀

    I’m glad you enjoyed your time with your daughter and your choir plans sound great. Enjoy!

  10. Berls

    Have fun with the choruses – sounds like a lot of fun (if I could sing lol)! I need to go check out the post about self-published authors, has me super curious! Have a great week 🙂

  11. Red Iza

    The hoard – such a good name when we have so many books 😉 “Deep blue” and “Moth and spark” have beautiful covers. Have a great week !