Sunday Post – 6/19/16

June 19, 2016 Sunday Post 19

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

Last Sunday’s concert went really well, and the instrumentalists were fantastic — they took my breath away! But we were all very aware of Orlando. We tried to bring some beauty and joy back into the world through our music: to light a candle against the darkness.

Since then, I’ve been pretty much head down in the indexing, working 10- to 13-hour days. My thumb and wrist hurt again from all the typing and mousing! I’ve got one project due Monday, and another on Wednesday… then two more by June 6 and 10, respectively. Luckily, I’m able to really focus this weekend. Robin is house- and pet-sitting this weekend for two dogs, two very hefty cats, and about 11 chickens. And we’re putting off Father’s Day until next weekend; we’ll celebrate along with Mr. Bookwyrm’s birthday.

Lots of you voted on what I should read for the Make Me Read It Readathon — thank you! Voting is still open; the readathon doesn’t start until July 9, by which time I will be almost done with all these indexing projects. I’m looking forward to the readathon; it will be a great way to de-stress from almost four weeks of pretty intense work pressure.


Last Week on the Blog


Upcoming on the Blog

  • Mon. 6/20: Lost and Found (Jayne Ann Krentz)
  • Tues. 6/21: 12 Top Ten Favorite 2016 Releases So Far This Year  – Top Ten Tuesday – very tentative
  • Wed. 6/22: TBD
  • Thur. 6/23: Once a Soldier (Mary Jo Putney)  – tentative
  • Fri. 6/24: TOUR: Riverbend Road (RaeAnne Thayne) – review & giveaway!
  • Sat. 6/25: News & Notes 6/25/16 – tentative
  • Sun. 6/26: Sunday Post 6/26/16


What I’m Reading/Watching

I read Dead Headinga Sloan and Crosby mystery by Catherine Aird (purchased), Hot in Hellcat Canyon (Julie Anne Long; #AvonAddicts), which was a lot of fun, and both Hidden Star and Captive Star (Nora Roberts; purchased.) I’m currently reading Secret Star, the third book in the trilogy. Sometime this week I’ll probably read Chasing Lady Amelia (Maya Rodale; #AvonAddicts ARC.)

In audio, I’m listening to Great World Religions: Islam and Bill Bryson’s Made in America — when I have the time, which given all the indexing, isn’t very often!

I’m still watching Avatar: The Last Airbender; I started season 2 a few weeks ago but haven’t gotten far (see remark above re: lack of time!)


New Additions to the Hoard

Cover links take you to Goodreads.

For Review or Review Consideration

Thank you to Kensington, Avon, and Bantam!


Purchased for Kindle

I read A Kiss of Fate and The Lord God Made Them All years ago, but I don’t really need to keep my paperback copies. The others are new to me, although I read Captive Star last night when I couldn’t sleep. Robin read Every Heart a Doorway the night I bought it and loved it. (I bought it as much or more for her as for me.)


Have a wonderful week, and happy reading!


19 Responses to “Sunday Post – 6/19/16”

  1. Greg

    I read your review of The Invisible Library and I’m glad it was good, because I just started the book today! I’m only a chapter in but enjoying it so far. And with the next two not very far off that’s good too. 🙂

    Sounds like you’re busy busy, I hope you get some downtime soon. and enjoy your weekend!
    Greg recently posted…Sunday Post #147My Profile

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      I look forward to seeing what you think of The Invisible Library! As for downtime, I’m stealing some tonight but I really should be working…

  2. Deborah

    I’m glad the concert went well, but sorry to hear the tragedy in Orlando was on your thoughts.

    As for the thumb and wrist issues, it sounds really frustrating. Is there a brace or something you can wear on your hand?
    Deborah recently posted…Weekly check-inMy Profile

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      Thank you, Deborah. I do have a brace I can wear, and have started doing so at least intermittently. It helps a little.

  3. Bea @Bea's Book Nook

    I still have to write my review for The Invisible Library but I’m curious to see what you thought of it. I liked it, didn’t love it, will probably read the next one. 🙂

    Be sure to take car of yourself and don’t let your hand issues get bad. You need your hand!

    I read a lot of Nora Roberts/JD Robb during my break, especially JD Robb. Those books are comfort food for me. 🙂

    Take care, good luck with your deadlines, and have a great week!
    Bea @Bea’s Book Nook recently posted…Sunday Book Share #176My Profile

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      Thanks, Bea! As I think you saw, I had mixed feelings initially, but by the end I was pretty much hooked. I just got approved for the second book this week, so I’m excited to read it.

  4. Katherine @ I Wish I Lived in a Library

    I’m glad the concert went well. It sounds lovely. Robin sounds like she’ll be very busy this weekend. I could handle the dogs and cats but I would have no idea what to do with the chickens! I’m reading that RaeAnne Thayne right now and am enjoying it. I just love her books! I’m looking forward to your review of Lost and Found. I’m thinking I’ve read it but can’t remember for sure. You and Quinn have me wanting to get that Star trilogy. I vividly remember reading and really enjoying them. Have a great week and good luck with the indexing.
    Katherine @ I Wish I Lived in a Library recently posted…This Week in Reading – June 19My Profile

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      I guess the chickens weren’t too bad! The family she was petsitting for showed her what to do. Basically, just let them out in the morning, put out feed and water for them, check the nestboxes for eggs, and round them up and lock them in their coop at night. She enjoyed her weekend with the animals.

      I love RaeAnne Thayne, too! Can’t wait to read her next book. 🙂

  5. Berls

    Good luck with the indexing – you’re so close to relaxation time!! 🙂 I’m glad the concert went well – even if saddened by the events in Orlando. That was a shocking tragedy for sure 🙁 Hope you have a great week!

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      Thank you, Berls! I have three projects after this one, so it’s not going to slow down much until the second week of July. But hopefully it won’t be quite so crazy after Wednesday.

  6. Rita @ View From My Books

    Take time somehow for yourself in your very busy days and rest your wrists & hands! Maybe work will slow down a bit and give you a break.

    I’m curious about The Invisible Library. Glad you really liked it, or that was the impression I got from your review. And Every Heart a Doorway– I was on the fence since I’m not a big UF fan, but several bloggers I feel connected to enjoyed it, and now Robin liked it, so maybe…

    I also received Midsummer Night’s Mischief and it certainly looks like a fun read to me.

    I’m so happy your concert went well. Wish I could’ve heard it. Yes, we somehow need to light a candle against the darkness… My younger daughter had been a huge fan of Christina Grimmie(the 22-y.o. Youtube singer just starting her professional career) for about 6 years. She was murdered in Orlando also, the night before the nightclub massacre. She humbly opened her arms to greet her “fan” and he shot her dead. How do you comfort someone who has grown up over the years from teen to young woman, enjoying this girl’s beautiful talent and message of love? I had to be the one to text daughter before she heard it elsewhere, and her first words were- “But, why?” I had to say- “I don’t know”.

    Sorry to get all serious on your comments board 🙁 I needed to release my frustration. I love your blog so I’ll end on a high note– you have read some very worthwhile titles lately, and thanks for sharing them!
    Rita @ View From My Books recently posted…Weekend: July Books & My Bookish NewsMy Profile

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      Grimmie’s murder kind of got lost in the shadow of the Orlando mass shooting, but it is also a loss for those who loved her work. Your daughter is not alone in mourning her, I’m sure. Robin knew of her work through some duets Grimmie had done with another artist Robin likes; she has been sobered by the Grimmie’s death as well. And you are a good mother, to make sure you were there to let your daughter know.

      Thank you for the kind words about my blog, and the very sage advice about working! I took a lunch break to rest my mind, but now I need to get back to work. But I’ll be remembering to stop and stretch my hands and wrists from now on. 🙂

  7. Stormi Johnson

    Glad you had a good time at your concert. Sounds like you are super busy and I hope you get your projects all done and in time for your read-a-thon.

    You reviewed two books I really want to read! And you got some great looking books for review!