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 was frantically busy all week, but we have a new kitchen sink and faucet (yay!) and I should be able to turn the index in on time mid-week. Tonight is the concert Robin and I are singing in – we’re doing Hummel’s Mass in D Major. (It’s the first 12 videos on the playlist, if you click the link. No, that’s not our chorus!) Yesterday’s dress rehearsal went pretty well; we’ve got a wonderful chamber ensemble (2 violins, viola, cello, bass, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, french horn, organ, and tympani) so it sounds really full even for our smallish chorus.
I’ll be busy this week finishing the index and getting ready for our first vacation trip of the summer – a week in the Boundary Waters (Minnesota) followed by a few days on Mackinac Island. Should be fun!
Last Week on the Blog
- Mon. 6/01/15: Clean Sweep ARC Challenge – wrap-up
- Tues. 6/02/15: Ten SF/F Books I’d Love to See on the Screen (Top Ten Tuesday)
- Wed. 6/03/15: In the Dragon’s Eye: Only a Promise (Mary Balogh) (W.O.W.)
- Thur. 6/04/15: Owlsight, by Mercedes Lackey (review)
- Sat. 6/06/15: News & Notes – 6/06/15
Next Week on the Blog
- Mon. 6/08/15: The Religious Body, by Catherine Aird (review)
- Tues. 6/02/15: Top Ten Most Anticipated Releases for the Rest of 2015 (Top Ten Tuesday) (very tentative)
- Thur. 6/11/15: Finding eBook Freebies and Bargains
- Fri. 6/12/15: A Match for Marcus Cynster (review)
- Sat. 6/13/15: probably no News & Notes as I’ll be on the road.
What I’m Reading/Watching
Still working my way slowly through Victorian Fairy Tales. I started Book Scavenger and Nora Roberts’ The Liar, which finally came in from the library! As I usually do when I’m working hard or stressed out, I reread a few old favorites this week: Mary Stewart’s The Gabriel Hounds and Touch Not the Cat. I also finished listening to The Story of Human Language, by John McWhorter. I haven’t watched a thing – I’ve been way too busy with the current index!
New Additions to the Hoard
Nothing new this week!
Michelle@ Because Reading
Good Luck singing today! and congrats on the new faucet and sink lol. It’s funny what we get excited about now that we are more mature (not older, mature) 😉
Enjoy your first vacation! I hope you love Throne of Glass it was my favorite.
Have a great week! ox
Michelle@ Because Reading recently posted…I did it! Finally!!! ~WIR & TSP
Thank you, Michelle! The concert went well, and vacation was great!
Your vacation plans sound wonderful Lark. Good luck at the concert tonight and with all of that indexing. I love Throne of Glass and hope you do as well.
kimbacaffeinate recently posted…Sunday Post #164- Home Alone
Thanks, Kimba! We had a great time on vacation, but it’s good to be home. Hopefully I can get caught up with comments soon!
I just finished The Liar from my library and really enjoyed it. It seems to be getting mixed reviews.
I’ve always wanted to visit Mackinac Island, it seems so historically romantic. I expect lots of pictures when you return.
Hope you’ll have time to visit my post. http://eviloverlordthoughts.com/weekly-wrap-up-66/
Elizabeth recently posted…Slice Up that Book
Thank you, Elizabeth! I enjoyed The Liar, too, but didn’t get a chance to write up a review before I had to take it back to the library. I’m hoping to reconstruct a review from my pathetically few notes, but we’ll see. As for pictures of vacation, stay tuned! I hope to get a post up this week or maybe next week. (Early July, I mean.)
Good luck singing, and enjoy your weekend. You got the Princess Bride- cool!
Re: your Top Ten this week- wouldn’t Dragonriders of Pern be awesome as a movie/ show? Maybe a Netflix series. Yes please! The dragons of course, but the rocky terrain, the holds… I would love to see that if done right.
And of course I hope your vacation is great. Safe travels!
Greg recently posted…Sunday Post #94
Thanks, Greg! We had a wonderful time; I definitely enjoyed Mackinac Island. And yes, I think the Pern books would make an awesome TV show!
Bea @Bea's Book Nook
I hope your concert goes well. You have been busy lately, you’ll enjoy your vacation. YAY for a sink and faucet! I’m interested to hear what you think of The Rhyme of the Magpie.
Have a good week!
Bea @Bea’s Book Nook recently posted…Sunday Book Share #144
Thank you, Bea! As you know by now, we had a wonderful time on vacation – and the concert went well, too. I’m interested to read the Rhyme of the Magpie but it has to wait its turn – I have a bunch of other books ahead of it!
Have a lovely time at your concert and your vacation sounds exciting. Quite a good mix of books this week too:)
laura thomas recently posted…What’s New On My Bookshelf #112 and The Sunday Post
Thank you, Laura! I’m sorry I haven’t replied sooner; if you check out June 28th’s post, you’ll see why!
Katherine @ I Wish I Lived in a Library
Good luck on the concert tonight! I’m sure you and Robin will do beautifully. Have fun on your vacation. It sounds very deserved. I’m looking forward to your Catherine Aird review. I found a copy of The Religious Body hidden in a bookshelf so I’m looking forward to reading it. Have a great week!
Katherine @ I Wish I Lived in a Library recently posted…This Week in Reading: June 7
Thank you, Katherine! The concert went well, and it was incredible to sing with all those wonderful professional instrumentalists.
Have a great trip. Getting an upgrade is always nice.
Nise’ recently posted…Reading Wrap-up/What Are You Reading?
Thank you, Nise’! Sorry it’s taken me so long to reply – I was working overtime for a week and then out of town for two weeks, and this is literally the first time I’ve been able to spend time replying to comments since then!