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!
I had a telemedicine appointment with one of my doctors (routine) and finished knitting my socks, but other than that I haven’t gotten much done this week… including on my current index, darn it. I may be a bit MIA this week, as I will have to work pretty hard to catch up.
Last Week on the Blog
- Sunday Post – 4/19/2020
- Book Titles That Would Make Great Band Names – Top Ten Tuesday
- Watson on the Orient Express (Elliott & Veley) – book review
- His Bride For the Taking by Tessa Dare – book review
- News & Notes – 4/25/2020
- Sunday Post – 4/26/2020 – this post
This Week on the Blog
- News & Notes – 5/02/2020 – tentative
- Sunday Post – 5/03/2020 – tentative
What I’m Reading/Watching
Reading: I finished rereading Once a Soldier by Mary Jo Putney (reviewed back in 2016) and started a binge reread of the Mrs. Pollifax “cozy spy-mystery” series by Dorothy Gilman. So far, I’ve reread The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax, The Amazing Mrs. Pollifax, The Elusive Mrs. Pollifax, A Palm for Mrs. Pollifax, Mrs. Pollifax on Safari, and Mrs. Pollifax on the China Station. They have been quite comforting, both because I know them so well, and because Mrs. Pollifax always survives and triumphs over difficult situations through her own determination, endurance, and creativity, aided by the goodness of others. They are also quick and light, so they’ve been helping me break out of a bit of a reading slump (and helping me catch up on my Goodreads Challenge a little, although I am still behind.)
The Dewey 24-Hour Readathon was on Saturday. I participated, but only a little, in between working (and sleeping in.) I read The Moon-Spinners by Mary Stewart, but I didn’t finish it.
Click titles to view book on Goodreads, or read my review.
Listening: I am listening to Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.
Watching: We watched Men in Black: International, which was a lot of fun. Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson have really good chemistry. We also finished season 3 of Warehouse 13, and we’ve been watching Stephen Colbert and Trevor Noah’s comedy/talk shows, which they are producing from home. Previous to this week, I had been watching the Lord Peter Wimsey series starring Ian Carmichael; next up is Five Red Herrings.
Added to the Hoard
For Review or Review Consideration
Many thanks to Harlequin MIRA, Katherine Tegen Books, Greenwillow Books, and Harper Voyager! Click title for Goodreads link: Seeing Darkness; The Left-Handed Booksellers of London; Cinders & Sparrows; The Book of Dragons
Purchased (Kindle, print, or audio)
Kindle Preorder: First Comes Scandal. Kindle sale: Muffin But Trouble; Dragon’s Kin; Pan’s Labyrinth; The Hunt for Red October (Click title for Goodreads page.)
Looks like some pretty good new arrivals! I like the looks of The Left- Handed Booksellers and The Book of Dragons! Hope your week ahead is a good one and stay well!
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Tressa @ Wishful Endings
My son had a telemedicine appointment about three weeks ago and will be having a following up in a few weeks. It was definitely easier than having to go in. We saw Men in Black in the theater with $5 tickets. It is definitely not too serious and I really like both of them so fun all around. I like your new books. I need to try a Heather Graham book to see what I think. Have you read any of her others?
Have a wonderful week!
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Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms
It’s so hard to stay on track of things these days (weeks, months), isn’t it? I have trouble concentrating, but I have so much to do!
I hope you’ll be able to read some good books and watch some good shows next week, even with all the work you have, Lark.
Stay safe and healthy 🙂
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Wow you are being productive even during these times. I hope you are staying safe too!
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Nice to see lots of comforting reading going on! I love the audiobooks I have of Harry Potter read by the brilliant Stephen Fry. I haven’t heard of the Mrs Pollifax series, but it reminds me of my reading of the cosy-crime series, Agatha Raisin by M. C. Beaton. I hope the coming week is a good one for you: filled with more comfort reads.
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Trish @ Between My Lines
I kind of love the idea of telephone consultations with doctors for routine matters. I’d love if that stayed in place, once the virus lifts. So much easier than trying to get time off work. Your cozy spy mystery series sounds fun, and I’m glad you found something to enjoy.
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Nikki @ The Bibliophibian
Meep, jealous of the Garth Nix book! Though I haven’t read Angel Mage yet, heheh. *nervous laughter*
I keep meaning to try the Mrs Pollifax books!
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Anne - Books of My Heart
I love Mrs. Pollifax! I also did what I felt was poorly with Dewey, but I had a headache all day. I needed more sleep and I wish I could have napped. At least I am great today. And you finished your socks!!!
Stay safe and be well!
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Shelleyrae @ Book’d Out
I’m interested in Garth Nix’s new book, adding it to my wishlist
Wishing you a great reading week, be well x
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Good luck with the index. I know, it’s so challenging to be productive right now. Have a good week and stay safe!
The Mrs Pollifax series sounds lovely and comforting – and I also love the look of The Left-Handed Booksellers of London, which sounds really intriguing and rather fun. Glad you are enjoying the Lord Peter Wimsey series and I hope you have a peaceful, healthy week.
Thank you! I saw the blurb for The Left-Handed Booksellers of London, and I couldn’t resist requesting it. Magical booksellers are my catnip.
Bea's Book Nook
You described Mrs. Pollifax books perfectly! And they help me when I’m in a reading slump or need a comfort read.
Have a good week and stay safe!
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It’s been several years (four? five?) since I reread Mrs. Pollifax. I do love those books!
I need to read The Amazing Mrs. Pollifax and the rest of the series. I listened to the first book a month or so ago and just had the best time with it. I bought the 2nd book immediately but of course haven’t read it yet. That’s great you were able to do a virtual doctor’s appointment. I had to go in for one Tuesday and it’s been so long since I’ve had to be anywhere at a specific time that I was paranoid I’d forget. I hope you have a wonderful week!
Mrs. Pollifax sounds charming 🙂 I just started a dystopian action/adventure that I can’t put down! Kill Code by Clive Fleury is just what I needed to wrap up this weekend. Stay safe!
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Ooh I really want to read Pans Labyrinth – I love that movie. I didn’t get tons of reading done this weekend…but I’m hoping to do a bit better this week. We’ll see how it goes! Glad you liked the new Men in Black; I am curious!
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I picked that one up for Robin, who shares our Kindle account. But I’ll probably read it at some point, too. 🙂
Nicole @ BookWyrmKnits
Bwahahahaha! Muffin But Trouble! I love it. 🙂
Good luck being productive! I know I’ve had good days and bad days (just like before all of this current mess, only magnified). I saw the socks on Ravelry. They look great.
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I’ve had more bad days than good ones when it comes to productivity. I really need to turn that around! And yes, I agree that it’s magnified (or at least, the unfocused days are) by all that’s going on. Thanks for noticing the socks! I’m going to block them tonight (without sock blockers) so I can photograph them tomorrow for WIP Wednesday. 🙂
Nicole @ BookWyrmKnits
I suspect I’ve had more bad/unfocused days than productive days, too. (And of course there are “meh” days that are in-between.) But on the days that have been really productive? It seems I get so much more done. I blame the anxious energy levels.
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Stacy Renee @ LazyDayLit
I love your new arrivals! Pan’s Labyrinth is one I splurged on for the hardcover but still haven’t read it yet!
I hope you have a great week! Happy reading!
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I have to admit that one was purchased more for Robin than for me… but I may give it a try. 🙂
Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer
I am curious about The Left-Handed Booksellers of London and wonder if it will be on audio as well. Loving all of your arrivals. You tempt me!!
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Well, it’s mutual — I just bought the book you reviewed. 😉