Sunday Post, 5/10/2020

May 10, 2020 Sunday Post 7

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!

Last Week

Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there! I will working today (from home, of course), but Mr. Bookwyrm made me French toast and sausage for brunch, and Robin called and we had a lovely chat on Facetime. I plan to call both my mother and my stepmother this afternoon.

How has your week been? Like so many of us, I’ve been having a hard time staying focused and on task, and it’s taking a toll on everything I want to get done. I need to pull myself together, because this isn’t over, and won’t be for a long time. Even as some states are beginning to lift restrictions, the virus continues to spread, and it’s not going to magically disappear. I need to figure out how to stay focused and productive anyway.

On the brighter side, I finally read a book that has been sitting on my shelf for at least three years, and I really loved it! I’m going to order the two sequels. And I saw these gorgeous purple clematis by a mailbox on our last walk. (see below) Aren’t they lovely?

And on the really bright side, we are both healthy and have everything we need, and our extended families are all healthy as well… for which I am most truly thankful.

Last Week on the Blog

This Week on the Blog

  • WIP Wednesday – 5/13/2020
  • News & Notes – Coronavirus Edition, Week 10 (5/16/2020) – tentative
  • Sunday Post – 5/17/2020 – tentative

What I’m Reading/Watching

Reading: I read two ARCs this week: Seeing Darkness, the 30th book in Heather Graham’s Krewe of Hunters series, and Murder in Waiting, the 11th Tourist Trap Mystery by Lynn Cahoon. Then I dug around on my TBR shelves and picked out Winterwood, a fantasy by Jacey Bedford that had been sitting there unread for nearly four years. Wow! It’s really good, and I wonder why I waited so long. And yesterday, I started rereading Mary Stewart’s The Ivy Tree, which I haven’t read since… oh, my 20s or early 30s, I think. I remember the surprise twist, but very little else, so it will be interesting to revisit it and see if I can spot the clues to the twist. (Click titles to view book on Goodreads.)

Listening: I am listening to Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. I also listened to some early Twenty Thousand Herz (20K) episodes, and started listening to a podcast Robin recommended, called Harry Potter and the Sacred Text.

Watching: I rewatched Five Red Herrings, one of the Lord Peter Wimsey miniseries starring Ian Carmichael, and then started Murder Must Advertise, another miniseries in the same set.

Added to the Hoard

For Review or Review Consideration

I won A Game of Fox and Squirrels in a Goodreads giveaway, and it arrived yesterday. Many thanks to Henry Holt & Company! (Click title for Goodreads link.)

Purchased (Kindle, print, or audio)

Kindle sale: The Janus Stone; Penny for Your Secrets; Wicked As You Wish; Cloudy with a Chance of Witchcraft (recommended by Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer); Catfishing on Catnet (which just won the YA Edgar Award.) Audible: Catfishing on Catnet (Click title for Goodreads page.)

Stay safe, stay healthy, stay kind… and may you find books a haven in the coming weeks.

7 Responses to “Sunday Post, 5/10/2020”

  1. Angela

    Happy Mother’s Day! I can totally relate to trying to stay focused and productive. I feel like I’m just going through the motions every day and not doing all those things I actually have time to do.

  2. Nicole @ BookWyrmKnits

    Happy Mother’s Day!

    I’ve been having issues with focus also. For me, it has been partly manifesting in an obsession with sudoku apps on my phone. I’m hoping to balance that out a bit better in the coming weeks, so that I can play sudoku but not to the exclusion of everything else. 🙂 Happy reading!
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  3. Berls

    Sounds like you had a really nice Mother’s Day! I’m glad. I know life is hard now, but like you said we just got to figure it out. Because ya even though we’re opening things backup the virus is not going away anytime soon. I don’t think I ever expected life to be like this! I hope you’re having a great week and staying safe hugs!

  4. Katherine

    What beautiful flowers! Both the Heather Graham and Lynn Cahoon are on my TBR. They both look so good. I’ve got the 3 books that Graham came out with last year still sitting on my shelf so I should probably get to that one first. Yay for getting a book off the shelf. Always such a good feeling! I hope you have a great week!