Sunday Post – 4/19/15

April 19, 2015 Sunday Post 28

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

The semiannual Friends of the Library book sale was this week, and I actually managed to come home with only about 15 books for me and four for Robin. That’s due to a combination of factors: fewer books over all, fewer of the kind of books I’m looking for, and full shelves at home. Robin says we’ve already found a lot of the books we’re looking for, but I did go in with a long list of books and authors. There were hardly any cozy mysteries, and not a lot of relatively recent fantasy in hardcover or trade. And the romances were about a third of what they would have been four years ago. I think it’s partly that we’ve been in a recession, during which people weren’t buying as many books, and now they’re buying more ebooks. But I found some good titles anyway. And I went back and cashiered for the sale on Saturday. Anything to help the library!

Other than that, there’s not much news. I’ll be pretty busy this week – I have two indexing projects, plus I need to get the publicity materials started for the concert on May 17.  I really need to catch up on reviews, somehow, but I don’t think it will be this week!

I’ve been reading some old favorites this week, getting ready for Elizabeth Goudge Week over at The Emerald City Book Reviews (starts ??) She’s one of my favorite authors, and I’m loving the excuse to delve into her books again.

The giveaway for Dawn Eastman’s A Fright to the Death ends tomorrow – don’t miss it!


Last Week on the Blog

  • Tues. 4/14/15: Top Ten Inspiring Quotes from Books (Top Ten Tuesday)
  • Thur. 4/16/15: Hold Me, by Susan Mallery (review)
  • Sat. 4/18/15: News & Notes 4/18/15  – Gunter Grass has died; HC & Amazon’s agreement; the most banned books of 2014; Amazon sues fake review sites; Shakespeare “lost play” identified; 3-page passage cut from A Wrinkle in Time; more on the Hugo controversy; and a slew of fun and interesting lists. Plus LEGO libraries!


Next Week on the Blog

  • Tues. 4/21/15: Top Ten All Time Favorite Authors (Top Ten Tuesday)
  • Sat. 4/25/15: News & Notes – 4/25/15
  • Rest of the week TBD


New Additions to the Hoard

For Review


Purchased for Kindle


From the library book sale (just mine, not Robin’s)

Moonheart (Charles deLint)
The Book of Atrix Wolfe (Patricia McKillip)
Trickster’s Choice (Tamora Pierce)
Tales from the Great Turtle (various)
Dragongirl (Todd McCaffrey)
Dragonsblood (Todd McCaffrey)
Dragonheart (Todd McCaffrey)



Unforgiven (Mary Balogh)
M’Lady Witch (Christopher Stasheff)
Uncertain Voyage (Dorothy Gilman)
Hot Ice (Nora Roberts)
Charmed & Enchanted (Nora Roberts)
The False Prince (Jennifer Nielsen)
Shadow and Bone (Leigh Bardugo)
The Moving Toyshop (Edmund Crispin)
Arsenic and Old Books (Miranda James)


Have a great week, everybody, and happy reading!

28 Responses to “Sunday Post – 4/19/15”

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      Oh, I got plenty – more than I should have, probably! Seeing as how I haven’t come close to finishing the pile I bought at the last sale, that is. 😉 It was more that they didn’t have any of the specific things I was hoping to find – but I did find some nice books all the same!

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      Doesn’t it just?! I was tickled about those Pern novels; they are in really good condition. (Sorry it took me a while to answer this – we’re in EG Reading Week now!)

  1. Michelle@Because Reading

    My daughter has a book fair as school this week and managed to sucked me, my mom and my dad into giving her money to get books. I can’t complain really but I am hoping this means she will start getting into read but she really can’t read yet but she is trying and it’s good to have a library started for her when she is ready.

    Enjoy all your new books!
    Have a great week and Happy Reading!!!
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  2. Bea @Bea's Book Nook

    Moonheart! One of my fave books. de Lint was my gateway to urban fantasy; a college friend loaned my his books and I’ve been reading urban fantasy ever since. Happy sigh.

    I skipped a library sale yesterday; I just have too many unread books as is. I never thought of taking a list with me; I just browse and see what they have.

    Once Upon A Curse looks interesting. I skipped your Mallery review since it’s still in my TBR review pile but I’ll come back eventually to read it.

    Good luck this week!
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    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      I’ve been meaning to read deLint for a while, but never have. I picked up another of his fantasy books at the last sale; I hope I can get at least one read this year! I was a lot pickier about what I bought at this sale, but most of what I picked up wasn’t on my list. Oh, well!

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      You’re right, I really didn’t need a lot more books! 😉 I could easily spend a year or two just reading the physical books I own but haven’t read yet (let alone the Kindle books I haven’t read.) I keep thinking I ought to try that some year, but that would mean giving up reading new books by authors I already love and follow! And giving up NetGalley (gasp!) And I’m just not quite ready to do that. But at least I didn’t go overboard this time. 🙂

  3. Katherine @ I Wish I Lived in a Library

    I haven’t been to a library sale in ages partly because I always got into so much trouble when I went. It does make sense why there are less books but it still looks like you did okay! I wondered if you were going to get Henrietta Who? I’m looking forward to that one and the newest Lynn Cahoon. I’ve enjoyed that series so far. Have a great week!
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    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      I did request Henrietta Who, but more to make sure I would make time to review it, since I’ve read it at least three or four times already! I love Catherine Aird, and if her older books are coming out on Open Road, that’s great! I’ll be in line for them. I did get the newest Cahoon book, too – yay!

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      Most of them are in really good shape – I was lucky! There’s one that’s not (The False Prince), but I have read and enjoyed it and wanted a copy, so the beat-up paperback will do for now!

  4. R_Hunt @ View From My Home

    I am mostly reading on my kindle for convenience, generally lesser price, e-book arcs, etc. but I love a good stack of used books! I love the feeling of being able to be impulsive and take a chance on a new to me title or author, because the price is minimal. Glad you had a good week and try to stay sane while you do your projects this week.
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    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      I read on my Kindle a lot, too – it’s easier to read in the dark when I have insomnia, for one thing, and then as you point out, ARCs and lower-priced books (I keep an eye on sales!) But I have a ton of print books to get through, including these new ones, most of them picked up for the same reason: they cost very little, so I can take a chance on them.

      Thanks for the good wishes (and pay no attention to me procrastinating on my projects by answering comments! 😉 )

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      Yes, Todd is Anne McCaffrey’s son. They collaborated in her later years, and he had her blessing to continue the Pern novels. I don’t love his books the way I do hers; they don’t have the same “feel”, but they are set in Pern, and they’re generally pretty readable. Todd isn’t writing Anne’s characters, though – his books are usually set in time periods that Anne didn’t really explore, like the long Interval before Dragonquest, or earlier Passes.

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      Hi, Elizabeth! Yes, I donate to the library sale, too, whenever I’m pruning my books – and then half the time I end up coming home with more than I donated! LOL

      Actually, it’s Elizabeth Goudge Week. (I think Eileen Goudge is her great-niece or something like that.) Elizabeth Goudge wrote both children’s books (The Little White Horse, Linnets and Valerians, etc.) and adult novels (The Dean’s Watch, A City of Bells, Pilgrim’s Inn, etc.), some historical fiction and others set in her “present day” (the 1930s through 1960s.) I’ve loved her books since I was a child, so I’m having fun revisiting some of them.