Sunday Post – May 30, 2021

May 30, 2021 Sunday Post 8

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!

My Week

Well, last Sunday didn’t go as planned. I sliced my left index finger open and had to go to the ER for stitches… only one stitch, as it turned out. Luckily it is more of a v-shaped shallow slice than a deep gash, and the nerves should be ok. But I can’t knit or spin for now, and typing is awkward and much slower than usual. And I missed the online reunion with my college Gilbert & Sullivan group, darn it!

Fortunately, I didn’t have an indexing project this week, so I was able to elevate my hand for the early part of the week (the finger was pretty swollen for a couple of days) and just read or play games on my phone or iPad. I did have to drive down to see my rheumatologist on Monday (my first visit since the pandemic started.) Driving an hour and 20 minutes each way with one and a half hands was… interesting, but manageable.

End of May Challenge Update: I’m about 8 books behind on my Goodreads Challenge—not great, but not insurmountable. I have read 7 books for The Backlist Reader Challenge (but only reviewed one so far.) I expect that number to increase over the next few months, since I want to read the 2nd and 3rd books in the ACOTAR trilogy and the rest of the Kat Holloway mysteries—when I can fit them in around ARCs.

Recent Posts

Looking Ahead

  • Top Ten Tuesday post, tentative
  • WIP Wednesday – tentative
  • News & Notes – 6/05/2021 – tentative
  • Sunday Post – 6/06/2021 – tentative

What I’m Reading/Watching

Reading: I finished Castle Shade (Laurie R. King; ARC), which I really enjoyed. I also read A Court of Thorns and Roses (Sarah J. Maas) for the COYER book club’s May meeting. Then I I dived into one of my most anticipated books of the year, Beyond by Mercedes Lackey (ARC). I have been waiting for the story of Valdemar’s founding since 1988, and I was not disappointed. (Also, isn’t that cover gorgeous?!) After that, I read Scandal Above Stairs and started on Death in Kew Gardens, both by Jennifer Ashley (library.) (Click title for Goodreads page or my review.)

Listening to: The Code of the Woosters by P. G. Wodehouse. It’s hilarious! I also listened to a couple of podcasts: 99% Invisible (on the need to update toilets and sewer sytems), and the humorous news quiz, Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me.

Watching: We’re back to watching Season 4 of Warehouse 13. We also saw a couple of episodes of Undiscovered Vistas: one about Vancouver Island, and another on the Yucatan rainforest and its cenotes.

Added to the Hoard

For Review or Consideration

Many thanks to 47North for Bacchanal!

Library Haul

Library books: Scandal Above Stairs; Death in Kew Gardens

Purchased (Kindle, print, or audio)

Kindle: Steel’s Edge; The Bookshop on the Shore; Murder at Archly Manor; Eclipse; Star Daughter (Click title for Goodreads page.)

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

8 Responses to “Sunday Post – May 30, 2021”

  1. Berls

    Oh no! How did you slice your finger? I’m glad it wasn’t more serious and at least you didn’t have an index to do. But still….ow! Hope it’s feeling better soon!

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      Trying to cut the slightly moldy edge off a block of cheese. It’s doing better; I should be able to get the stitch removed in a few more days. But I won’t be using it for anything for at least another week. It still hurts when I accidentally put pressure on the fingertip or pad.

  2. Lory

    Oh, I’m glad your finger will be OK! I sliced my finger some years ago and there was worry that my nerve was cut but it turned out it wasn’t. I needed more than one stitch though.

    The Code of the Woosters is one of the best Jeeves and Wooster books! That should help cheer you up.
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  3. RO

    OMG – I sure hope you’re feeling much better and not in pain. That sure had to be scary! Then not being able to do normal stuff had to be the pits. Great books you’ve added, and maybe a great time to catch up on television and the TBR list. Sending lots of healing hugs, RO
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