Sunday Post – 5/01/16

May 1, 2016 Sunday Post 18

The Sunday Post is hosted by the wonderful Kimba, 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

It was a relatively quiet week. I spent most of it working on the concert program, the blog and the house. The kitties went back to the vet for a check-up and they are both doing a little better. They go back for a recheck in a month, unless we see problems earlier than that.

Robin is headed into her last week of classes. She’s mostly done for the semester. At her college, most courses don’t have exams; instead, the students write papers, do projects, and give presentations. She has one paper, one project, and one presentation left; the others were last week. She’ll be visiting her friend and roommate Owl during the first week of summer break; she gets home at the end of next week (the 13th.) We can’t wait to see her!


 Last Week on the Blog


Upcoming on the Blog

  • Tues. 5/03: Ten Characters I’d Love to Revisit As Adults
  • Wed. 5/04: A Killer Ball at Honeychurch Hall (Hannah Dennison) — tentative
  • Thur. 5/05: Crime and Poetry (Amanda Flower) – review
  • Fri. 5/06: Wishing Day (Lauren Myracle) — tentative
  • Sat. 5/07: News & Notes 5/07/16
  • Sun. 5/08: Sunday Post 5/08/16


What I’m Reading/Watching

I finished Crime and Poetry by Amanda Flower (Magical Bookshop series; library), and loved it! I also read A Killer Ball at Honeychurch Hall (Hannah Dennison, ARC — it’s fun) and A Buccaneer at Heart (Stephanie Laurens, Kindle purchase), which I read mostly out of loyalty. (Laurens hasn’t been up to par for a while.) And I plowed through Sarah Morgan’s third Puffin Island book, One Enchanted Moment (Kindle purchase) which I really liked. Now I’m in the middle of Wishing Day (Lauren Myracle), a MG book that so far appears to be magical realism.

In audio, I’m three quarters of the way through the Great World Religions: Christianity course, which is excellent. In TV, I finished the first season of Avatar: The Last Airbender, an animated kids’ show that is surprisingly good. (Robin got me onto it.) And we’ve watched a few more episodes of Poirot; we’re now in season 5.


New Additions to the Hoard

Cover links take you to Goodreads.

 For Review or Review Consideration

Many thanks to DAW!


Purchased for Kindle

I bought the Harlequin two-in-one. for One Enchanted Moment by Sarah Morgan (book #3 in the Puffin Island series). I don’t know whether I’ll ever read the Lori Foster title. And I’ve already read the two Katherine Kurtz books, but I love the series, so I bought them on sale, too.


From the Library


I wish you all a terrific week, and happy reading!

18 Responses to “Sunday Post – 5/01/16”

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      Oh, you should do Clean Sweep! Kimberly’s challenges are always fun, and it helps you get on top of all those ARCs. As for Dracula, I haven’t read it either, but just listened to a very interesting “Imaginary Worlds” podcast about it, and thought I should probably read it. It’s not the first SF/F novel (that distinction usually goes to Frankenstein), but it is one of the early ones.

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      Me too! Thanks for stopping by, Kimba! I’m already working on my first 2 ARCs for Clean Sweep: Wishing Day by Lauren Myracle, and A Study in Sable by Mercedes Lackey.

  1. Lola

    A quiet week can be nice. I am glad to hear your cats are both doing a bit better. I hope Robin her papers and such go well and she finished up the semester well. It must be fun to see her again soon!

    I am looking forward to your review of Crime and Poetry as that one if on my to-read list! Avatar is on our to watch list, I heard great things about it. For now we’re still watching Deep Space 9, only half a season left to watch. And we’re watching The Librarians, which is fun so far!

    I hope you’ll have a great week!
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    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      I really want to watch The Librarians, but Netflix only seems to have season 3 on streaming (at least, the last time I looked.) Crime and Poetry was fun — light, but fun.

  2. Jan @ Notes from a Readerholic

    It’s great Robin will be home soon, Lark. I’m loving living here in the same town as one of my daughters and within driving distance of my other daughter.

    I hope the kitties continue to do well. Mine are getting adjusted to the new house.

    It looks like you read some good books and got some more good ones. Have a great week!
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    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      I am going to soak up every minute of this summer with her! Although she will always have a home with us if she needs it, she will probably not settle here in Virginia once she graduates.

  3. Greg

    I hope the cats continue to do well. A Killer Ball at Honeychurch looks fun, someday I need to read those. I always like the covers. A scone to Die For looks fun too- sometimes I just feel like a cozy, nothing too heavy, and since I’ve started cozies I’ve actually enjoyed several.

    Hope you have a great week!
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    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      Thank you, Greg! Cozies are wonderful when you don’t want something heavy. The Honeychurch Hall series is fun, and the characters and overall scenario are getting quirkier by the book (in a delightful way.)

  4. Charlie @ Girl of 1000 Wonders

    How absolutely awesome to have no exams! I would much rather take papers, projects and presentations over a written exam. Most of my teaching courses were set up that way, and my very first English class, but otherwise there was always a test. She’s over the hump – only a few left! Have a great week!

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      I love the 1980s-version “Miss Marple” with Joan Hickson. I think they are a lot more faithful to the books than the newer “Marple” series… but I freely admit I haven’t seen many of the latter. I should try them again, since I know several people who love them.