It’s been a very busy week. I spent most of every day (and evening) working on an index, only to have my software glitch on Saturday as I was trying to generate a file for the author’s approval. We got that mostly sorted out, thanks to the very responsive developer, but it was after midnight by the time I had everything sorted out and emailed the file to the author. Today, I slept in a little, attended online church, went straight from that into a 3-hour reading of As You Like It in which I played Rosalind and Amiens (we were short on people, so we all took on 2 or 3 parts), and then dealt with the author’s few and quite sensible change requests before sending him the finalized index. Now I’m looking forward to a week of catching up on sleep, reading, blogging, housework, and everything else that took second place this week…like spending time with my very patient husband.
- Sunday Post – 5/09/2021
- The Unforgiven, by Heather Graham – review
- Belated Sunday Post – 5/16/2021 – this post
- Book Titles That Are Complete Sentences – Top Ten Tuesday
- WIP Wednesday – tentative
- reviews TBD
- News & Notes – 5/22/2021 – tentative
- Sunday Post – 5/23/2021 – tentative
What I’m Reading/Watching
Reading: I finished Jolene by Mercedes Lackey (overdue ARC; review to come.) Then I read Someone to Cherish (Mary Balogh; ARC) and The Games Lovers Play (Stephanie Laurens) — loved the first, and the second was OK. After that, I started The Art of Betrayal by Connie Berry (ARC), but I wasn’t in the mood for a mystery, so I set it aside until I had more free time. I also started Long Lost (Jacqueline West; ARC), but it’s creepy enough that I’m not sure if I’m going to read it. Currently, I’m in the middle of Devil in Disguise by Lisa Kleypas (ARC), which I am loving.
Listening to: I squeezed one podcast, a 99% Invisible episode on abandoned ships, but other than that, I was pretty busy and didn’t have much time to listen to anything.
Watching: A couple of episodes of Undiscovered Vistas, about Iceland.
Added to the Hoard
For Review or Consideration
Many thanks to DAW for Beyond! I am (if you’ll pardon the pun) beyond excited to read this; I’ve been waiting for the Valdemar founding story for literally decades. Many thanks also to Bantam for Castle Shade, another book I have been eagerly awaiting… so much so that I preordered the hardcover. (I’m trying to collect the entire series in hardcover.)