I had another good week of reading, reviewing, and blogging. I really hope I can keep this up; it feels a lot better than the slump I’ve been in, on and off, for the past year or more. The pandemic exacerbated the problem, but I was struggling with reviews well before then. I felt burnt out, and as though I had nothing new to say about anything I read. Now if I can just keep up the momentum! This is going to be a busy week with indexing, though, so we will see.
The COYER Readathon is this weekend (Saturday 9:00 am to Sunday 9:00 pm.) I have to work, but I managed to get some reading in yesterday and hopefully some today as well.
- Sunday Post – 4/25/2021
- A Soupçon of Poison, by Jennifer Ashley – review
- My Favorite Animals from Books – Top Ten Tuesday
- An Unexpected Peril, by Deanna Raybourn – review
- News & Notes – 5/01/2021
- Sunday Post – 5/02/2021 – this post
- Death Below Stairs, by Jennifer Ashley – review
- Top Ten Tuesday post, tentative
- WIP Wednesday – tentative
- News & Notes – 5/08/2021 – tentative
- Sunday Post – 5/09/2021 – tentative
What I’m Reading/Watching
Reading: I read The Unforgiven (Heather Graham) and An Unexpected Peril (Deanna Raybourn), which are both ARCS (although An Unexpected Peril came out a month or two ago.) After that, I started The Awakening by Nora Roberts.
Listening to: My library audiobook hold came in, so I’m listening to The Bookshop on the Corner by Jenny Colgan. I’ve also listened to some podcasts while I did housework and changed out the winter and summer wardrobes: Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me; Twenty Thousand Hertz; Smart Bitches, Trashy Podcast; The SheepSpot Podcast; and Fated Mates.
Watching: A few more episodes of Undiscovered Vistas, this time about Utah and Arizona’s high desert plateaus and canyons (including Zion National Park and Glen Canyon’s Lake Powell) and the wilderness of the Bahamas.
Playing: Carcassonne, Merge Magic, DragonVale, Pokemon Go, the NYT daily crossword (but not every day) and two of their other games.
Added to the Hoard
For Review or Consideration
Many thanks to Avon for Devil in Disguise and Darton Longman Todd for From Spare Oom to War Drobe: Travels in Narnia with My Nine-Year-Old Self!