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’ll be singing in a concert tonight; we’re doing John Rutter’s Requiem, which is gorgeous but challenging. If you’ve never heard it, it’s worth a listen. (You can find it on YouTube. I recommend the original recording; the album has two maple leaves on the cover.) I’m listening to it as I type this.
I’m also working flat out to finish the really tough index I’ve been working on. It should be done by Tuesday. Fortunately, the next one should be both easier and more fun. But until I get the current beast out the door, I probably won’t be “around” much in the blogosphere, so I’ll see you later in the week!
In case you missed it, I’m giving away two Kindle copies of a steampunk romance I really enjoyed: Saving Verity. The giveaway ends Friday, so don’t miss it!
Mid-Year Challenge Update: I’ve read 106 of 190 books for my Goodreads Challenge, putting me 26 books ahead. (Before you congratulate me… most of them have been rereads, which means I get through them faster.) I’ve read 7 books for The Backlist Reader Challenge, behind my goal of 20—but I’ve only reviewed one of them so far. I’ve listened to 7 audiobooks for the Audiobook Challenge, but haven’t reviewed any yet. I’m totally failing at the Blogger Shame Challenge. I’ve read or listened to at least 10 library books for the Library Lovers Challenge, but need to write reviews. Can you tell I’ve been in a reviewing slump?
Last Week’s Posts
- News & Notes – 6/01/2019 – tentative
- Sunday Post –6/02/2019 – tentative
What I’m Reading/Watching (3-week catch-up)
Reading: The book I’m indexing is dense, complex, and emotionally difficult, so I’m still reading a lot of old familiar books and authors as an antidote—and to help me get to sleep at night! I finally got Aunt Dimity and the King’s Ransom from the library last weekend, and finished it last night. It was just what I needed: light, sometimes funny, and as comforting as a pot of tea with scones. I think it’s the author’s best in several years. I’m continuing also my historical romance binge on Kindle.
Listening: Code Girls, which is really interesting. It’s hard to follow the explanations of the various codes and ciphers without seeing them, though.
Watching: We’re almost done with Eureka Season 3. I think we squeezed in half an episode this week.
New Additions to the Hoard
Cover links take you to Goodreads.
Purchased in Print
The Rosemary Tree is by one of my favorite authors, Elizabeth Goudge, and I love the cover of this first edition.
Purchased in Audible or Audiobook CD
Purchased for Kindle
All on sale except the last one, which was for a series binge.