Sunday Post – 4/10/16

April 10, 2016 Sunday Post 12

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!

My Week

I spent the week trying to catch up on indexing, music stuff, and oh, yes, the blog. I’ve had a lot of insomnia this week, which isn’t helping matters — but it’s given me time to plow through a re-read of Emily March’s Eternity Springs series. And I got my NetGalley percentage up above 75% for the first time ever! Go me!

One of the things I did was tweak the sidebar. Alas, the little “my favorite series” images aren’t hosted at their original site anymore, and I have no idea where they went, so I had to take down that widget. But I’ve added in a giveaway widget and another to show what I’m currently reading (sort of. It shows the ones I’ve started a post for, so it won’t show everything, just the ones I know for sure I’ll be reviewing.) Please let me know if you like the changes!

Last Week on the Blog



Upcoming on the Blog

  • Mon. 4/11: The Ladies’ Man Some Kind of Wonderful – review
  • Tues. 4/12: Ten Books Every X Should Read – tentative
  • Wed. 4/13: TOUR: An Unhappy Medium  review & tour-wide giveaway
  • Thur. 4/14: Reunion Pass (Emily March) – review, tentative
  • Sat. 4/16: News & Notes 4/16/16
  • Sun. 4/17: Sunday Post 4/17/16


What I’m Reading/Watching

I finished reading The Murder of Mary Russell (Laurie R. King, ARC) and The Corpse with the Garnet Face (Cathy Ace, ARC), both of which toured this week (see review links above!) During the nights when I’ve had insomnia, I’ve been rereading the Eternity Springs series by Emily March — this week, I’ve reread Hummingbird Lake, Heartache Falls, Nightingale Way, Reflection Point, Miracle RoadDreamweaver Trailand Teardrop Lane. (Yes, it’s been pretty serious insomnia.) I’m currently reading An Unhappy Medium for an upcoming tour. And I’m still listening to a Great Courses lecture series, Great World Religions: Judaism — I’ve got 1 lecture to go, out of 12.

We finished watching the 4th season of Poirot (just 3 episodes, about 90 minutes each) and started in on season 5, which goes back to the 1-hour format. I’ve also heard about a documentary series called Raiders of the Lost Art that I’m looking forward to trying.


New Additions to the Hoard

Cover links take you to Goodreads.

 For Review or Review Consideration
 Nothing this week!
Purchased for Kindle

My preorder for Reunion Pass arrived on my Kindle. Of course, I’ve already read and reviewed it, thanks to an ARC from NetGalley — but I know I’ll enjoy re-reading it in a few years.

I wish you all a terrific week, and happy reading!

12 Responses to “Sunday Post – 4/10/16”

  1. Michelle@Because Reading

    Sometimes a simple sidebar change can make everything look fresh and new. I like it 🙂 Have you tried to use the goodreads widget for your currently reading? That is the one I use since I don’t always update the currently reading when I make a post.

    I am sorry you are having a hard time sleeping, I tend to go through that often. It’s no fun but you do get in a lot of reading time 🙂

    I hope you have a great week Lark! Happy Reading!

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      I might try the Goodreads widget, but I don’t review everything I read, and I’m not good about moving things out of so “currently reading” when they’re really hibernating until I get back to them. So I’m not sure I want to put them all up on the blog. I’ll think about it.

      If insomnia is the cloud, reading is the silver lining. 🙂

  2. Katherine @ I Wish I Lived in a Library

    I love Raiders of the Lost Art!! I keep meaning to mention it on Sunday Post but keep forgetting. It’s so fascinating. I think the first episode was my favorite. I had no idea that had happened. I need to read the rest of the Eternity Springs series. I LOVED Reunion Pass. My favorite so far. I’ll be curious to see what you think of the Sarah Morgan. I have it but haven’t gotten to it. I hope your insomnia gets better but it is helpful for getting reading done. Have a great week!
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    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      I’m glad to have your recommendation for ROTLA, especially since we often like the same things. I think I’ll start it this week. And wasn’t Reunion Pass great? She really pulled off the whole second-chance love thing. Plus I’ve been waiting for Lori & Chase’s story for years now. I enjoyed the Sarah Morgan. I wish I knew why Harlequin practically hid it in a two-for-one instead of pushing it as the second Puffin Island book. I’ve already ordered the third one — again, it’s part of a two-for-one. You have a great week, too!

  3. Stormi

    Hope that insomnia goes away and you can get some good rest. Though you did get a lot read! I need to go check out your review for those mysteries. 🙂
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    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      Thank you, Stormi! It’s been a lot better the last few nights, though I did wake up for an hour or two last night. But I’m feeling less dragged out and closer to caught up, sleep-wise.

  4. Rita @ View From My Home

    I’m really excited to read the new Robyn Carr series soon. I’ll have to put a hold at the library asap.

    Sorry you had such bad insomnia! Either you didn’t sleep a wink or you are a speedy reader 🙂 I’ve never tried an Emily March book. Does she write a similar type of series to Robyn Carr? Is it in the same small town and she highlights a different person or family each title? Now you have me very interested! Laurie King another author I haven’t tried, but I’m not as big a Holmes fan as you.

    Okay, now you have me curious about Raiders of the Lost Art. Have no idea what it is but Katherine also watches it, so I’ll go google it now. Have a great and relaxing week!
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    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      “Either you didn’t sleep a wink or you are a speedy reader” — Both. I was getting maybe 4 hours of sleep a night, 5 if I was lucky (one night it was only 2.) I can’t sustain that for very long, so fortunately, it only lasted about a week. I’ve been sleeping a bit better the last few nights. But I’m also a fast reader, and faster when I’m reading a book I’ve read before.

      If you like Carr, I think you will like Emily March’s Eternity Springs series, too. I haven’t read any of her other (i.e., earlier) books, but I love Eternity Springs. And yes, she highlights a different couple in each book, but you get to see some of the other couples — and singles, in the case of people who haven’t been paired up yet. So the sense of community, of friendship, grows as you read the books.

      I haven’t tried Raiders of the Lost Art yet, but I think I will start it this week. I’m really into that sort of thing.

  5. Lola

    I am sorry to hear about your insomnia, but it does sound like you got a lot done and a lot of catching up to do. And yay for getting your netgalley percentage above 75%, I am still struggling to get mine above the 70%. I noticed the images weren’t working last time I visited, you can always host the images on your own site if you can find them, that way they can’t disappear. I always like seeing the currently reading things on blogs, maybe I should add one to mine too again, although I often forget to update it. I hope you’ll have a great week!
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    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      Maybe I’ll do some googling and see if I can find those favorite series icons on another site. I could indeed host them on mine if I can find them. Good idea!