Sunday Post – 5/24/15

May 24, 2015 Sunday Post 28

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

Last Sunday’s concert went really well; I was so proud of my singers! This week has been a bit more restful (even lazy for a day or two.) Robin’s driving practice is going well; she’s been chauffeuring me to the library, my voice lesson, back from church, that sort of thing. She’s enjoying the time off from college, but not the Mid-Atlantic humidity – she loves the drier air of the Southwest. I have a new indexing project starting up, rehearsals for the concert I’m singing in, and all the vacation preparations, so I’ll be busy – but it’s a good busy.


Last Week on the Blog



Next Week on the Blog

  • Mon. 5/25/15: Uprooted, by Naomi Novik (review; tentative)
  • Fri. 5/29/15: The Religious Body, by Catherine Aird (review; tentative)
  • Sat. 5/30/15: News & Notes – 5/30/15


What I’m Reading

I finished Uprooted, The Religious Body, and From a High Tower this week. I still need to finish Shadow Scale. Next up (at least for ARCs) are Book Scavenger and Lynn Cahoon’s Dressed to Kill, plus hopefully a few library books.  I’m still listening to The Story of Human Language, by John McWhorter, but closing in on the end: I’m on lecture 30 of 36.


New Additions to the Hoard

For Review


Many thanks to Disney-Hyperion, Harlequin, Open Road Media, and Katherine Tegen Books!


For Review Consideration

 Titan books graciously sent me these  for consideration.


Purchased for Kindle


Have a great week, everybody, and happy reading!

28 Responses to “Sunday Post – 5/24/15”

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      I don’t mind driving, except on really crowded highways or in confusing cities. And of course, right now I am being a driver’s ed teacher so I have to stay alert! But she’s doing well and I think she’ll be a good driver. I’m looking forward to Thrill Me – it looks like a good one to read on my upcoming vacation. Have a great week!

  1. Greg

    I’m not a big fan of humidity either, and it’s getting to be that time. Right now we’re just warm though, not muggy yet. Uprooted looks really good, thank you for the recommendation on Goodreads! I think I will add that to my list, and hopefully get to it soon- I’m very curious now

    Hope you have a great long weekend, and enjoy your reads!
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    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      Today’s weather is gorgeous, but the temperatures are climbing and the humidity is due back in a day or two. I hope you enjoy Uprooted; it was excellent.

  2. Michelle@Because Reading

    Good busy is always good 🙂 I hate humidity since I have curly hair and always look like a french poodle. I can’t wait for my kids to start driving me around, oh the torture I will give 🙂

    I have Uprooted and need to read it soon plus Serafina looks amazing, I just got that one as well and can’t wait to start.

    Enjoy all your new reads and Have a great week!
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    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      My hair does the same thing. It’s always curly now (it was just wavy when I was younger), but in the humidity it gets pretty frizzy. Enjoy Uprooted and Serafina – they’re both really good!

  3. Jan

    So glad your concert went well, Lark. I agree with Robin about the humidity. I grew up in a dry part of the country so I’ve never quite gotten used to the humidity in 2/3 of the country! This past week we had some wonderful cool, low humidity days that I loved. I see it’s starting to heat back up now. 🙁

    I have Uprooted on reserve at my library so I’m looking forward to getting that and reading it. I’ll look forward to reading how you liked it.

    Have fun with your activities this week especially getting ready for vacation and enjoying Robin being home!
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    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      Uprooted was really, really good – I think you’ll enjoy it. I’ll probably be buying a copy for my collection, and these days, I only do that with books I really liked.

      Like you, I’ve been loving the weather the past few days. Too bad it’s going to be up in the 90s by mid-week! Have a great weekend and enjoy the nice weather while we have it!

  4. Katherine @ I Wish I Lived in a Library

    Yay for Robin! I’m glad driving is going so well. I can see her not loving the humidity. I end up wearing my hair in a ponytail for most of this time of year because otherwise the humidity will make it expand to a width that I’m not sure I could through the door with. Religious Body is on my TBR but I stayed strong and din’t get it from NetGaley. That’s not to say I won’t get it from Amazon though! Book Scavenger is coming up for me too. It sounds so fun! Have a great week!
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    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      I had read The Religious Body before, so it was actually a re-read for me – but a fun book to revisit! I should be starting Book Scavenger this week – hopefully. Have a wonderful week, Katherine!

  5. Bea @Bea's Book Nook

    The Religious Body looks interesting and so does While My Pretty One Knits. Having Robin drive you around seems like good driving practice for her. I bet she misses the drier air from the Southwest and it’s only May (okay, practically June but still)

    Have good week and good luck on your upcoming concert.
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    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      I love Catherine Aird! And I’ve been meaning to read the early books in the Anne Canadeo series since I read book six a year or two ago, so that one was a fortunate find. Robin does indeed miss the drier air; she’s already complaining (goodnaturedly; she’s not a whiner!)

  6. Amy

    The cover for The Religious Body looks really nice 🙂 I find that planning a vacation sometimes gets quite stressful, I hope all the planning goes your way 🙂 And good look in the concert! It sounds amazing 😀
    Take care,
    Amy x
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    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      Thankfully, my husband took on most of the planning this time, so I didn’t have to! I’m usually the planner; I appreciate him doing it this time. 🙂 As for The Religious Body, I’m used to its old hardcover look, so it’s taking a little getting used to – but I like it.

      • Amy

        Ahh, it’s nice to have a break from the organization then 🙂

        For some reason I totally overlooked the Garth Nix book there! I hope you enjoyed it. Is that the same one as the new one coming out with short stories? With even a bit more of Abhorsens world in it 😀 I hope so. I can’t wait to read that one, I only found out about it a few days ago.

        Thank you for returning the comment 🙂

        Take care,
        Amy x
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        • Lark_Bookwyrm

          Actually, I haven’t read the Nix book yet – I just got it at the end of the week. It’s not in the Abhorsen series, though; it’s a YA Regency/mystery/fantasy mashup, totally different from Nix’s other books. Or so I gather from the description.

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      Book budget? Mine has completely fallen by the wayside recently. 😉 I hope you had a good week – sorry to be so late replying!

  7. RO

    Ooh…Susan Mallery – Yay! I remember years ago when my son got his license and I told him I looked forward to having him chauffeur me around. I had fun, but I’m not sure he enjoyed it all that much. (lol) Congrats of the success of your concert! hope your Sunday is going well. Hugs…

  8. Rita @ View From My Home

    Nice books and a good week for you. I’m curious about Uprooted, Thrill Me, and While My Pretty One Knits. Enjoy your eclectic collection of reads this week and stay relaxed with Robin’s driving lessons. My daughter just started a strenuous almost-full time job that’s a 35 minute drive away so for now I am driving her and she will soon start her lessons. Both of us are nervous about this, lol.
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    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      Uprooted is fabulous, and I wrote a glowing review, and $%#@$&*# WordPress lost it. I am still upset, and haven’t had the heart to try again – but I must, because the publisher sent me a lovely hard copy, and anyway it’s one of the best books I’ve read all year.

      Robin is driving pretty well now (we worked on it last summer), but we need to ease her into higher-traffic situations. Good luck with your daughter’s driving lessons!