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!
It was another of those weeks when I spend almost all my time working, and I didn’t get nearly as much reading done. Other than that, my week was uneventful until yesterday, when the flu (or something) hit me like a ton of bricks: fever and chills and body aches. Luckily I had this post almost finished! I probably won’t be online much today. I’ll try to stop by when I’m feeling better.
A quick challenge update: I’m 7 books ahead for the Goodreads Challenge. I’ve read 14 books so far for The Backlist Reader Challenge (halfway there!), and posted the fourth of those reviews this week. But I’ve only read 4 books (out of 10) for the March Take Control of Your TBR 2017 Challenge, which ends March 31. Oops.
Last Week on the Blog
- Single Malt Murder (Whiskey Business #1) by Melinda Mullet – review
- Ten Books I Read in One Sitting – Top Ten Tuesday
- I’m taking the Newbery Winners Challenge
- Red Clover Inn (Carla Neggers) – review
- Tears of the Moon (Gallaghers of Ardmore #2) by Nora Roberts – review
- News & Notes – 3/25/2017
- Sunday Post – 3/26/2017
Upcoming on the Blog
- TOUR: Forever a Hero by Linda Lael Miller – review
- Ten Authors I’ve Met, or Want to Meet – very very tentative
- A Perfect Obsession by Heather Graham – review
- An E-Ink Tablet? Well, Sort Of
- News & Notes – 4/01/2017
- Sunday Post – 4/02/2017
What I’m Reading/Watching
Reading: I read Protected by Love (Jennifer Ryan; ARC), a prequel novella for her new Montana Heat series, and I finally finished Ghost Talkers (Mary Robinette Kowal), which was excellent. I also reread Dick Francis’s The Edge (my collection), one of my favorites of his mysteries. I’ve started reading Dangling By a Thread (Lea Wait; purchased), and temporarily stopped reading Map of the Heart (Susan Wiggs, ARC) because it doesn’t realease until August, and I have more pressing ARCs to get through… like The Crooked Sixpence (Jennifer Bell, ARC), which is still waiting for me to get back to it.
Listening to: I listened to several more chapters of Bill Bryson’s Made in America; I’m more than 3/4 of the way through. But I didn’t have time to listen any of my podcasts this week (99% Invisible, The Allusionist, Writing Excuses, and Imaginary Worlds are the ones I’m following right now. Oh, and Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me.)
Watching: We finished the John Adams miniseries, which I really enjoyed. I hope to review it soon.
New Additions to the Hoard
Cover links take you to Goodreads.
For Review or Review Consideration
Many thanks to Berkley, Mysterious Press (Grove Atlantic), HarperCollins, and Avon!
Purchased for Kindle
Age of Myth looks intriguing. I read I Sing the Body Electric in high school, and bought this purely for the title story, which is my favorite of his works. I’ve been wanting to try the Murder on Location series, and what better way than with the first three books in one volume? And Beach Lane is, I think, the only one of Sherryl Woods’ Chesapeake Shores series I haven’t read.
anna @ herding cats & burning soup
Laura’s cover is so pretty! Darn on getting hit with the bug. Hope you’re back to feeling better quickly!
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Katherine @ I Wish I Lived in a Library
So sorry to hear you’ve been feeling bad. Sounds like a nasty bug. Get some rest and hopefully you’ll be feeling better soon. So many great books this week! I love Laura Lee Guhrke though I haven’t read any of her more recent books and Bill Bryson is always a good read. I’m looking forward to the Lea Waite book and am really curious about the new Susan Wiggs!
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Thanks, Katherine. I’ve been really fickle about my reading recently, so the Susan Wiggs is sort of on hold for a bit.
Sorry the flu bug snuck up on you. I always think the beginning of spring means it’s safe, but that’s actually when we get it around here. Hopefully you can get plenty of rest and will be able to enjoy those books and such:)
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Thank you, Laura.
The crud has been going around. I hope it’s not the flu *fingers crossed*. Hope you start feeling better soon. I also haven’t had much time leftover for reading. :/
It probably wasn’t the flu after all. We’re still running blood tests (one more set), but it may have been an auto-immune reaction to an antibiotic I was on for something else… especially since I also got a rash later in the week, similar to those I get when I’m allergic to a medication. But I’m feeling quite a bit better now, 2 weeks later.
We loved the “John Adams” miniseries! I’d like to watch it again sometime.
I read an ARC of “Age of Myth” last spring and it was pretty good. I’ve forgotten a lot of the details now, but I do plan to read the next book in the series. And I see you’re in a Bill Bryson mood! I’ve read a few of his books, but I STILL have not gotten to “The Road to Little Dribbling.” I had it checked out from the library right before our move but had to take it back unread. One day!
Also… I have been a very bad Backlist Reader. I haven’t read a single book from my list of 25! 🙁
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Hey, you’ve still got 3/4 of a year left to read your Backlist Reader books! 🙂
I’m glad to know Age of Myth was good. It’s pretty mammoth; I’m not sure when I’ll get around to it. I think I want to read the Green Rider books by Kristen Britain first (starting with re-reading the first one.)
Bryson is great to listen to, though I prefer it when he reads his audiobooks himself. I wish I had better retention for audiobooks, though. I’m very much a visual learner, so I remember facts better if I’ve read them than if I hear them. But I love listening to Bryson’s books: they’re funny, full of history, and easy to put down and pick up again. Since most of my audiobook time is spent walking, driving, or doing housework, it’s good to have something I can dive in and out of as needed.