Sunday Post — 3/24/13

March 24, 2013 Sunday Post, Sunday Salon, Take Control of Your TBR Pile 20

The Sunday Post is a meme sponsored by 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.

Another busy week, culminating in a visit from my parents, which has been lovely.  The coming week promises to be even busier — it’s Holy Week, which for a church choir member means extra rehearsals and lots of extra services.  The only night I won’t be singing (between Monday and Sunday) is Wednesday, and even that night I should be at yet another rehearsal!  Of course, I wouldn’t be doing all this singing if I didn’t love it; it’s another of my passions, along with reading.

The past week on the blog:  

The coming week:

  • Tues. 3/26: Top Ten Tuesday: The Top Ten Books I Recommend the Most
  • Reviews of Etiquette and Espionage (Gail Carriger) and Crystal Cove (Lisa Kleypas)
  • Sat. 3/30: News & Notes

All this month I’m participating in the Take Control of your TBR Pile challenge sponsored by Kimba the Caffeinated Reviewer.

This week, I finished 2 books from my TBR pile: Splintered, which I reviewed on Thursday, and Gail Carriger’s Etiquette and Espionage, which was a lot of fun! (Review to come this week.)  In addition, I’ve started Crystal Cove by Lisa Kleypas, and will probably finish it by Monday. I’ve also been revisiting Lloyd Alexander’s Prydain Chronicles, this time in audiobook.  It’s been at least 15 years since I read them, maybe even 20; I was surprised at how much I’d forgotten!  Once I finish book five, I plan to review the series as a whole.  Because the Prydain books are re-reads, I’m not counting them toward the TBR pile challenge.

New arrivals:   

From the Library:

Huzzah — I finally made it through the library waiting list for Scarlet!  I’m also looking forward to The Children of Kings.  Deborah Ross has done pretty well carrying on Bradley’s Darkover series.

Freebies for my eReader:

I haven’t the least idea when I’ll get around to reading these, but they looked interesting… sigh. 


20 Responses to “Sunday Post — 3/24/13”

  1. Rachel Bradford

    A busy week is better than a boring week (well, at least most of the time)! And it’s nice to be able to see your family.

    Have a nice holy week.

  2. Sandy

    Yay for Scarlet! I really enjoyed that one! I also have The Fallen Star by Jessica Sorensen. I haven’t read it yet, but I’ve read two of her other books recently that I really enjoyed so I need to jump on that soon! Happy reading!

    Check out my SP & STS.

    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

    • Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard

      I’m in the middle of Crystal Cove right now, and having mixed feelings about it. I like the heroine; I’m not sure about the hero. And she’s made some choices that make me a little uncomfortable. Despite that, it’s entertaining.

  3. Diana Leigh

    I read the first book in the Friday Harbor series and enjoyed it. I’ve heard a few other readers say they didn’t care for the hero of Crystal Cove. I’m interested to find out why! Happy Reading!

    Book of Secrets: Sunday Post

    • Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard

      I’ll be reviewing Crystal Cove next week (with luck and time.) As for readers’ dislike of the hero, I suspect it’s in part because he’s a heavy-duty alpha with an ulterior motive and underhanded tactics.

  4. Bea

    I also read and reviewed Etiquette and Espionage as part of Kimba’s TBR challenge. I liked it but didn’t love it. You got some freebies that I missed but I really need to slow down on the freebies anyway. Happy reading!

    • Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard

      I’m not sure I *loved* it, but I liked it a lot! Yeah, I wasn’t sure I should pick up those freebies, because my TBR list is so long already. I don’t always read the freebies anyway… Then again, I’ve read some that I really liked, so I decided to take the chance.

    • Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard

      Can’t wait to start Scarlet — but I promised someone I would read Turner’s The Thief next. Thanks — we’ll need the luck! (This is church choir, not the choruses I direct.)

  5. Jenna St. Hilaire

    I’m in Holy Week choir and practices too! Favorite time of year. <3 Hope yours go well–have a blessed week!!

    Props on getting hold of Scarlet… I still have to read Cinder. 🙂

    • Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard

      I really liked Cinder, despite a certain predictability. There is plenty of originality mixed in with the fairy tale, and I loved Cinder as a character.

      I wish you a blessed week as well! Yes, I love this time of year — but it’s vocally demanding.