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!
I’m still tired a lot of the time, but I think there’s been a little bit of improvement. Mr. Bookwyrm drove me to the Friends of the Library booksale on Friday night, where I bought way too many books (and about 8 opera recordings, yay! I’ve been wanting to expand my knowledge and/or reacquaint myself with some of the better-known operas, but I haven’t had any recordings except Die Zauberflöte – The Magic Flute.) Robin gave me a list of books too, so we were shopping for three people. We came home with two big boxes, nearly full. I don’t know if I could have made it if he hadn’t driven. As it was, I was wiped out by the time we left.
Other than that, I’ve been trying to work as much as I can, and rest when I have to. This afternoon, I’ve got to muster enough energy for the second-to-last rehearsal for the choruses I direct. The concert is next Sunday. The kids are doing great; I’m the one who feels a little unprepared!
Last Week on the Blog
- Easter Sunday – 4/16/2017
- Ten Things That Instantly Make Me Want To Read a Book
- American English (and a whole lot else): Bill Bryson’s Made in America – review
- Any Day Now (Robyn Carr) – review
- News & Notes – 4/22/2017
- Sunday Post – 4/23/2017 – this post
Upcoming on the Blog
- Clean Sweep ARC Challenge—Accepted!
- GAME REVIEW: Little Alchemy
- Do You Share Negative Reviews on Social Media? – discussion
- Sunday Post – 4/30/2017
What I’m Reading/Watching
Reading: I’m still working on The Lost Kingdom of Bamarre (Gail Carson Levine; ARC.) I finished A Bedtime Yarn (ARC), which is cute and sweet. I also read Eclipse Bay, Dawn in Eclipse Bay, and Summer in Eclipse Bay by Jayne Ann Krentz (Kindle; all three purchased recently; all count toward The Backlist Reader Challenge.) And I reread Second Sight, White Lies, and Sizzle and Burn by Jayne Ann Krentz/Amanda Quick—they’re the first three books in the Arcane Society series. (I didn’t post covers of those three.)
Listening to: Hidden Figures, by Margo Lee Shetterly.
Watching: We finished watching Prince Caspian, but other than that, we haven’t really watched much this week.
New Additions to the Hoard
Cover links take you to Goodreads.
For Review or Review Consideration
Many thanks to Tundra Books!
Purchased for Kindle
All on sale, except Summer in Eclipse Bay. Hey, I had to finish the series, right?
Purchased in Print
I bought too many books to post photos of all of them. I found a bunch of Nora Roberts titles (some I’ve read but want to own, others I haven’t read), two or three by Amanda Quick (both read and unread), four Cassandra Clare books (going to give her a try because Robin likes her), a few older Dick Francis and Dorothy Sayers titles in hardcover to replace my teeny-print paperbacks, and a smattering of other authors (Robin Hobb, Edith Pattou, Kaitlyn Dunnett…) Oh, and two knitting books. All in all, a good haul!