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!
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.
- Sunday Post – 5/23/2021
- The Art of Betrayal, by Connie Berry
- News & Notes – 5/29/2021
- Sunday Post – 5/30/2021 – this post
- 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 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.)
Anne - Books of My Heart
You sound like the reading is going very well and things I want to read also. Hopefully you will be better this week so you can do all the things. I hate being held back by anything. See you at Book club!
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It was good to see you at book group! I hope your Psy Changeling chat goes well. 🙂
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!
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.
Best wishes for a speedy recovery!
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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Nicole @ BookWyrm Knits
Oooh, those are some great books added to the hoard! I hope your finger recovers quickly so you can get back to your crafts, but maybe this will give you more reading time in the meantime?
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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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