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!
It’s been an unpacking-and-catching-up sort of week, with lots of big and little tasks that I had put off while I was working so hard before our vacation. I’m trying to balance what I need to get done, like getting a new dehumidifier to replace the one that stopped working, with things I want to do, like blogging and spinning. And reading, of course!
Speaking of things I want to do… we’re going to see The Pirates of Penzance at a regional dinner theater this afternoon. The original Gilbert & Sullivan operetta has been adapted to take place locally and reflect our local history, which should be fun. I’ve performed in three or four productions of Pirates since I was about 13, in roles ranging from chorus to Mabel (the soprano lead.) I love the show, and can’t wait to see what they have made of it.
Last Week on the Blog
- Vacation Recap (Belated Sunday Post – 6/24/2019)
- Top Ten Tuesday: Books on My Summer TBR
- WIP Wednesday – 6/26/2019
- News & Notes – 6/29/2019
- Sunday Post – 6/30/2019 – this post
Upcoming on the Blog
- Childhood Favorites – Top Ten Tuesday (tentative)
- News & Notes – 7/06/2019
- Sunday Post – 7/07/2019
What I’m Reading/Watching
Reading: My Stephanie Laurens binge-reread continued through the week, albeit slowly, until I finished the fourth book in the Brides Quartet. I think that’s enough for now, and I’m switching over to fantasy for a bit, starting with The Harp of Kings (Juliet Marillier; ARC.) I hadn’t realized when I requested the ARC that two of the main characters are the children of Blackthorn and Grim from the eponymous series, which I started but need to finish. So reading this one may push the Blackthorn & Grim series back toward the top of my TBR pile.
Listening: I’m nearly done with Code Girls. I’m not really sure what I will listen to next. I may try the audiobook of First Rider’s Call so I can finish it while still working on the ARCs on my Kindle. Other titles I’m considering include Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking, A Natural History of Dragons, A Wind in the Door, or 101 Dalmations.
Watching: We started the fourth season of Eureka. They’ve introduced a new twist to mix things up a bit. I’m not yet sure how I feel about the twist, but I still love the show!
New Additions to the Hoard
Cover links take you to Goodreads or my review.
Purchased in Audible
I took advantage of the Kindle Audible Match program and picked up some audiobooks at bargain prices. First Rider’s Call will, I hope, help me finish the book. Thirteen-Gun Salute was a present for Mr. Bookwyrm. And the other two are books I’ve been meaning to read but haven’t gotten around to yet.
Purchased for Kindle
All of these were on sale (or free, in the case of Elusive.)
I hope you enjoy this production – it’s years since I’ve enjoyed a Gilbert & Sullivan production:). You have some good audiobooks there – I must remember to check out the special offers a bit more often – have a great week, Lark:)
Shelleyrae @ Book’d Out
I wasn’t sure about the twist in Eureka originally either, but after a while you sort of forget it happened., and it becomes the new normal.
You made some great purchases this week, enjoy!
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I’m still feeling really bad for Jo. But I’m only 7 episodes into Season 4, so I can hope that things get better for her. I like where things appear to be going for Henry, Jack, Allison, and even Fargo, though.
I’ve only watched the first couple of series of Eureka. I did enjoy it, perhaps I should start from the beginning.
Hope you have a great week, Lark and enjoy your reads.
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I love Pirates! I’ve been backstage for 2 or 3 versions, and in the audience for many more (including a particularly memorable one in Stratford, Ontario where the Pirate King swung on a rope out over the audience).
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Oh, that must have been fun! The Pirate King in this production was played like a genial version of Dustin Hoffman’s Hook, complete with mini-me (a “cabin boy” dressed exactly like the Pirate King, Cavalier wig and all.) I wish I could have taken pictures, but it wasn’t allowed.
It was a lot of fun! There are so many fun ways to tweak Pirates just a little and keep it interesting. I love the music, too. (Well, most of it at least. It seems ever G&S operetta has at least one song that bores me.)
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I performed a lot of G&S shows in high school and college. I’ve been in most of them, and done tech for a few that I didn’t perform in. They are almost all fun, but I agree that there’s occasionally a song that doesn’t quite… quite.
Have fun at the theater! I added WHen the Moon Was Ours to my TBR not long ago, I hope you enjoy it!
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And I hope you enjoy it, too! The theater was fun; I’ve got a mini-review of the production coming on Sunday (July 7.)
Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer
Have fun at the theater! I always enjoy going. Great haul and lots of deals 🙂
It was a blast! So much fun. I refrained (with difficulty!) from singing along… but I was tempted.
Are you liking Code Girls? That one is on my To Read list. 🙂
I really am! Maybe not quite as much as Hidden Figures, but almost. The scope is bigger, as there were more facilities and a lot more women involved in WWII codebreaking. But the author offsets the broad-picture sections with sections that follow a number of specific women through their war years.
Anne - Books of My Heart
I know the struggle between what you want to do versus what has to be done. It’s hectic every day with moving this month. I am doing some sorting / throwing /donating and packing or unpacking or both every day. I hope you enjoy the production. I am excited for the Harp of Kings but doing very little reading right now. I liked Witchmark quite a bit.
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