Easter Sunday: Sunday Post – April 4, 2021

April 4, 2021 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!

This Week

If you are celebrating Easter today, I wish you a joyful and blessed day!

We dyed eggs yesterday, and put together Easter baskets for each other. I made half a carrot cake, because there are only two of us. (I cut the recipe in half, baked a single layer, cut that in half and turned it into a semicircular layer cake.) Easter morning starts out with cinnamon buns (because I can’t get proper cross buns.) Then we’ll stream the Easter service. In the afternoon, I’ll make our traditional corn pudding to go with the Easter ham, green beans, rolls, and macaroni and cheese.

The current index consumed pretty much all my time this past week. I hope to finish it and turn it in sometime this week. Then I have a week or so before the next indexing project arrives. I plan to spend that free time spinning, knitting, reading, hopefully catching up on the blog a little… and probably trying to catch up on housework as well.

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Looking Ahead

  • News & Notes – 4/10/2021 – tentative
  • Sunday Post – 4/11/2021 – tentative

What I’m Reading/Watching

Reading: The book I’m indexing is taking a lot of time and is visually intensive, so my eyes have been too tired to do much reading for pleasure. But I have continued my reread of the Valdemar books, finishing Winds of Change and Winds of Fury. I’m currently rereading Storm Warning, the first in the Mage Storms trilogy, which follows immediately after the Mage Winds trilogy.

Listening to: classical music and hymns for Easter, plus a few podcasts: Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me, The SheepSpot Podcast, The Allusionist, and Tea and Strumpets.

Watching: I watched two more Campion miniseries this week: Mystery Mile and Police at the Funeral.

Playing: Carcassonne, Merge Magic, DragonVale, Pokemon Go, and some crosswords and word games.

Added to the Hoard

For Review or Consideration

Many thanks to author Lisa Shearin for a review copy of The Solstice Countdown, and to Kensington Books for Someone to Cherish and The Duke Undone!

Purchased (Kindle, print, or audio)

Kindle: Night Moves; Riviera Gold; Side Jobs; Dragon Bound; The A.I. Who Loved Me; A Man Lay Dead; Black as He’s Painted; Money in the Morgue. (Click title for Goodreads page.)

Audiobooks: Riviera Gold. I bought the audio through Amazon’s Kindle Match program, which offers a discount on some audiobooks if you already own or are purchasing a Kindle copy. You can listen to the books through the Audible app, and they show up in your Audible library. You don’t have to have an Audible subscription, but you do have to set up an account. We don’t subscribe to Audible currently, but we have a fairly extensive Audible library as a result of years of buying audiobooks through our Amazon account.

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

8 Responses to “Easter Sunday: Sunday Post – April 4, 2021”

  1. Nicci @ Sunny Buzzy Books

    I love hot cross buns! We had some this morning and have some more for tomorrow morning… But I do love cinnamon rolls. Yum!

    Happy Easter, Lark. I hope you had a lovely day and have a good week.

  2. Nicole @ BookWyrm Knits

    The Winds/Storms trilogies are probably my favorite of the Valdemar books. Someday I’ll re-read them again.

    I picked up The AI Who Loved Me a while back too, but I haven’t read it yet. It looks super cute, though!

    It sounds like you had a great Easter. I got to watch my niece & nephew have an Easter Egg Hunt via Zoom, but other than that it was a pretty normal pandemic weekend day.
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  3. Katherine

    I love your method for a half cake! We had a quiet Easter with mostly relaxing and takeout from PF Changs – and lots of Easter candy! I really need to collect the rest of the Ngaio Marsh books. I have so many of hers but I know there are a number I’m missing. Have a great week!