Sunday Post – 6/02/2019

June 2, 2019 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

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


Upcoming 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</i> by Elizabeth Goudge. First edition.

The Rosemary Tree by Elizabeth Goudge. First edition.

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.


Have a great week, and happy reading!

18 Responses to “Sunday Post – 6/02/2019”

  1. Michelle @Because Reading

    You have been so busy with Indexing lately. I hope you have a break soon and the big job is out the door! 🙂

    The Priory of the Orange Tree, I bought as a Kindle and Hardcover. I am still deciding if I want in audio but I can’t wait to read that monster, I have heard such great things about it.

    I hope you have the bestest week ever, Lark! Happy Reading! xx

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      Thank you, Michelle. I hope so, too. We’ve got a vacation coming up, so that will help. I got the audio for Priory in part because Robin shares our accounts and often prefers audio. Plus, having both means I can switch back and forth as needed, so I can do housework, drive, or knit or spin and still keep the story going. I don’t know when I’ll tackle this book, though; it’s mammoth.

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      I know—I follow it! I love the photos (they have even reposted a few of mine), and hope to do some of the read-a-longs.

  2. Literary Feline

    I hope the performance goes well tonight! I love Requiem. It’s so beautiful.I am glad you are able to find time to read with all the work you have had to do. Sounds like you’ve read some good ones. I haven’t read Code Girls yet, but it’s on my TBR pile. Enjoy your new books!

    Have a great week, Lark!

  3. Kristen @ Metaphors and Moonlight

    Singing in a concert, how cool! I guess you’ve already sung, how did it go?? I’m listening to the song now 🙂 106 books, that’s fantastic! I don’t care if they’re rereads lol, that’s still fantastic!

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      It went pretty well. There were a few small glitches here and there—it’s a challenging piece to sing, with very close harmonies— but most of it was beautiful.

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      I’ve done that with one or two books, but I don’t normally. I picked up both because the sale was really good, and while I often prefer to read, sometimes I prefer to listen…and Robin, who shares our accounts, usually prefers audio. So it made sense to get both.