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!
I’m at my college reunion and having a wonderful time! I’ve spent time with some good friends from my college years, just talking and catching up. About 10 of us got together and did a couple of pop-up madrigal concerts yesterday, and last night, I sang a Welsh folksong at the college coffeehouse. Talk about a throwback to old times! This afternoon, a bunch of us who were part of of the Gilbert & Sullivan Players will gather to sing pieces from our favorite G&S operettas. Music and theater were a huge part of my college experience, so it’s been really special to share that with old and dear friends (and some new acquaintances) again.
My supportive and ever-patient husband is here with me, despite not knowing most of the people. We’ll be driving home tomorrow—but not before we stop at Gibson’s, the local bakery-cum-general-store, for a couple dozen of their famous donuts! I’m convinced they make the best honey-whole-wheat cake donuts ever. Robin didn’t come to the reunion with us, but she made us promise to bring some donuts back for her.
It was a good week leading up to the reunion, too. The weather has been cool and rainy much of the week, which kept me from going for my walks, but Robin and I did some driving practice, drank a lot of tea (she’s been introducing me to all kinds of lovely blends), and spent time laughing and catching up. My cousin from Arizona called to let me know she was in Richmond for a training class, so we drove down to have dinner with her one night—an unexpected visit but a delightful one!
Last Week on the Blog
Upcoming on the Blog
- Mon. 5/16: Haiku and Havoc: The Hidden Oracle (Trials of Apollo)
- Wed. 5/18: In the Dragon’s Eye: Bay of Sighs (Nora Roberts)
- Fri. 5/20: Cruising with Ghosts: Haunted Destiny (Heather Graham)
- Sun. 5/22: Sunday Post 5/22/16
Upcoming on the Blog
- Mon. 5/23: Great World Religions: Judaism — review
- Tues. 5/24: Ten Books I Feel Differently About After Time Has Passed — tentative
- Wed. 5/25: TOUR: The Madness of Mercury
- Thur. 5/26: TBD
- Fri. 5/27: TBD
- Sat. 5/28: News & Notes 5/28/16
- Sun. 5/29: Sunday Post 5/29/16
What I’m Reading/Watching
It hasn’t been a great week for reading, because of everything else that’s been going on. I read The Madness of Mercury (Connie di Marco, ARC) for the coming tour, and I reread The Gates of Sleep (Mercedes Lackey.) I need to get back to Wishing Day (Lauren Myracle, ARC), but I’m having trouble staying focused on it for some reason. And I’m afraid I couldn’t resist starting Once a Soldier as soon as I got the ARC!
In audio, I finished the Great Courses introductory course to Christianity and started on Great World Religions: Islam. Mr. Bookwyrm has also hooked me on the Imaginary Worlds podcast; I’ve listened to about 5 episodes with him, and I’m going to have to go back and pick up a bunch of the others. I haven’t watched any TV this week, though–I’ve been too busy with other things!
New Additions to the Hoard
Cover links take you to Goodreads.
For Review or Review Consideration
Many thanks to Kensington/Zebra and Del Rey!
Purchased for Kindle
The Warlock In Spite of Himself is a lot of fun; I have an old, beat-up paperback but it needs replacing. I haven’t read any of the other books yet.
Have a wonderful week, and happy reading!