Sunday Post – 6/11/2017

June 11, 2017 Sunday Post 14

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 made it to knitting group this week, and I’m making progress on the shawl I’m knitting for a friend. I’m still not getting enough knitting time in, though. I’m also trying to squeeze in some practice on the Brahms Requiem every day. The concert is next Sunday, and there are still sections I’m not sure of. It’s a very challenging piece! (I’m singing in this concert, not directing.)

Other than that, it’s been a slow week. I’ve done some blogging (yay!), read some ARCs (yay! Finally!), and worked some on decluttering both the house and my computer.


Last Week on the Blog

Upcoming on the Blog


What I’m Reading/Watching

book cover: Dark Rites by Heather Graham

Reading:  I finished The Girl With the Make-Believe Husband (Julia Quinn; ARC & preorder) as well as Only Skein Deep (Maggie Sefton; ARC) and  Dying Breath (Heather Graham; ARC), and I started Dark Rites (Heather Graham; ARC). I also re-read about one and a half Stephanie Laurens romances.

Longer term, I’m slowly making my way through From Holmes to Sherlock (ARC), a history of everything remotely to do with Sherlock Holmes. And eventually I’ll return to The Lost Kingdom of Bamarre (Gail Carson Levine; ARC.)

Listening to: I finished Hidden Figures, by Margot Lee Shetterly. It was wonderful!

Watching: We’re still watching the Father Brown mysteries, being about halfway through season 2 now. And we caught one of the last showings of Beauty and the Beast, which I’ve been meaning to see since it came out (but I was sick then.) It was visually beautiful and so good, especially the interactions between Beauty and Beast.

New Additions to the Hoard

Cover links take you to Goodreads.

For Review or Review Consideration

book cover: Sugar Pine Trail by RaeAnne Thayne

Many thanks to Subterranean Press and Harlequin!

From the Library

Book cover: Elite by Mercedes Lackey

My library finally got this book, almost 10 months after it came out. It’s been a long wait.

Purchased in Print

When Angieville described this as “Robin McKinleyesque,” I knew I had to read it.

Purchased for Kindle

Book cover: The Queen's Accomplice by Susan Elia Macneal
book cover: This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab
book cover: Impossible by Nancy Werlin

This Savage Song is mostly for Robin, but I’ll probably read it eventually. The rest are for me.

Have a wonderful week, and happy reading!

14 Responses to “Sunday Post – 6/11/2017”

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      I’m looking forward to reading Hunted, and with a bit of trepidation to This Savage Song, which looks very good but also rather dark. (I’m not a big fan of dark, generally, in part due to my struggles with anxiety.) I hope you have a lovely week and get to read something wonderful!

  1. Rita @ Paging Through Books

    My gosh, what a lovely stack– where to start?
    First, knitting and singing sounds like a lovely way to spend the week, though I don’t do either 🙂 Well I sing when I cook or along to the radio in the car and drive my kids batty, since I add in words when I don’t know them!

    Hunted, Heather Graham titles, Julia Quinn– yes, please! Have a wonderful Sunday and hope it finds you curled up in a chair with tea and a book!
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    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      Well, most of the week was spent on other tasks, but it felt good to do at least some knitting this week. And choral practice is always a high point of my week! Singing has been a huge and important part of my life since I was tiny.

      I hope you have a lovely week, too!

  2. Michelle @Because Reading

    YAY! for Knitting, Singing, Blogging and Reading! 🙂 You sound like you had a great week.
    I am loving your haul. I would love to hear what you think if Hunted. I just recently read that one and I had my issues but would love to see what you think. The Savage Song I have from an Uppercase box, I want to read that one soon, I hope the summer.

    Have a great week, Lark! Happy Reading! ox
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    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      It’ll be a little while before I get around to Hunted, but I’m looking forward to it. I hope you enjoy The Savage Song (and me too, whenever I get to it!)

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      I was so excited to see that! It’s rare that the books in the middle of the series go on sale, so I grab them when I can.

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      Oh, I didn’t create one — it’s a local knitting group that a few acquaintances invited me to join. But now you’ve given me an idea: a knitting group for book-lovers and book bloggers. I’ll have to put some thought into how it could work, but it sounds like fun.

  3. Melissa (My words and pages)

    Your new additions look so good! Hope you have a great week!