Sunday Post – 6/29/14

June 29, 2014 Sunday Post, week in review 14

The Sunday Post is a meme hosted by the wonderful Kimba, the Caffeinated Book Reviewer.  It’s a chance to share news, a post to recap the past week, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up for the week on our blog.

Here are a few pictures from the mountain lodge and cabin where we stayed last week. Unfortunately, the day I went hiking with them was very misty and overcast, so none of my photos from the trail are very interesting. Despite or maybe because of the cooler wetter weather, all three families had a wonderful time. We played cards, talked, went for walks in the mountains, and ate way too much delicious food! (It’s definitely time to get back to exercising and eating healthy again.) Some of them came home with us and stayed well into the week, which was lovely.

The view from the front porch of the main lodge. That hill is steeper than it looks!

The main lodge’s front porch. I like to sit here and knit or read.

The cabin where our 3 families stayed — all 13 of us.

Toward the end of this past week, we celebrated Mr. Bookwyrm’s birthday. ‘Robin’ made him a chocolate cake from scratch. Wow, is it delicious! (So much for the healthy eating plan, huh?) Tomorrow afternoon, we’re going to see How To Train Your Dragon 2.

All the visitors and festivities made it hard to catch up with the blog, but I think I’ve replied to all the comments I was delinquent on, and I’m making really good headway on returning visits. I also got a few reviews written, one for Friday and one for next Monday, so hopefully I’ll get caught up and back to being ahead of the game soon.

Things are picking up on the indexing front, too, with a big project for July and more scheduled for September and October. It can be challenging to balance indexing and blogging, since both require a lot of time on the computer, but I’ll do my best!

Last week on the blog: 

The coming week:

  • Mon. 6/30/14: The Beekeeper’s Ball, by Susan Wiggs (review)
  • Tues. 7/01/14: Top Ten Favorite Classics and/or Classics I Want to Read
  • Wed. 7/02/14: TOUR: Be Careful What You Witch For (interview, review, giveaway)
  • Wed. 7/02/14: Waiting on Wednesday
  • Sat. 6/28/14:  News & Notes – 6/28/14
  • Other posts & reviews TBD

New additions to the hoard: 

(Cover links go to Goodreads)

For review:

Many thanks to Harper Voyager Impulse; Little Bird Publicity and Harlequin MIRA; and Kensington!

Bought or free for my Kindle:
OK, I know I’m trying to cut back on book acquisition, but I’ve actually already read all 4 Margery Allingham mysteries and Mr. Churchill’s Secretary. I just didn’t own them — or my paperback copies were falling apart, in the case of two of the Allinghams. So of the 10 books above, half don’t really count as new TBRs, right? 😉
That’s it for this week! Happy reading!

14 Responses to “Sunday Post – 6/29/14”

  1. Bea

    Big haul last week! 😀 I see we’re both doing the Casket and Witch tours. 🙂 Your pics are lovely but I hope that cabin was bigger than it looks, 13 people, eep!

    • Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard

      The Great Escapes tours are always fun! The cabin is actually quite large. The main floor has a full-size kitchen, two bathrooms, and a very big main room big enough for a refectory table, a huge stone fireplace, 2 twin beds and 2 double beds. Upstairs were 3 rooms and a loft landing; the rooms held 2 bunkbeds, a double plus 2 twins, and a double plus a bunkbed. And there was another double on the loft landing. So we had plenty of places for people to sleep.

  2. Jan @ Notes from a Readerholic

    That cabin looks wonderful! What a great place to spend time with your family. We’ve done something similar a few times on the Maine coast all in one big house with my husband’s family. So much fun. Could you email me with the contact info for the lodge? I would love to go there some time.

    I totally agree with your conclusion about your new books, Lark! Have a great week. I hope your indexing project doesn’t keep you too busy to read.

    • Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard

      The cabin was a little dark during the day because of all the trees and the relatively few light bulbs, but the main lodge has areas that stay bright and sunny (assuming it’s sunny outside.) I skipped the longer, more strenuous hike that everyone else did, and sat out on the lodge porch for a while to knit and enjoy the view, the breeze, the sunshine, and the birdsong. The next day was cool and misty, but we did do some gentle hiking. And we went to Monticello one day, which was really interesting. I hadn’t been there in at least 20 years.

  3. Katherine P

    So glad you had a good time! It’s really beautiful! I’m reading Beekeeper’s Ball right now for a review on Wednesday so I’m really excited to see your thoughts on it. Also, can’t wait to see what you thought of Be Careful What You Witch For. I’ve been intrigued by that one as well! Have a great week!

  4. Greg

    Looks like a great lodge, and a wonderful time. Glad you enjoyed it. Mr. Churchill’s Secretary looks interesting…

    • Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard

      It really was a lot of fun!

      I actually read and reviewed Mr Churchill’s Secretary several years ago, but I borrowed it from the library. I enjoyed it, and the series has been getting progressively better. So when the first book went on sale for Kindle, I jumped on it, because I’m pretty sure I’ll be re-reading the whole series at some point.

  5. kimbacaffeinate

    Your week sounds wonderful! I love the cabin. We nixed our travel plans with the wedding, but will have family coming to stay for the wedding.

  6. Angela's Anxious Life

    I really enjoy looking at the pictures you posted. What a beautiful place. I want to get out and about and do some camping this summer. But we’ll see. My husband can be such a homebody.

    • Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard

      Both of us can be, too, but I always enjoy getting together with family. And I do like to travel, if not necessarily go camping. The cabin was a good choice – it gave us privacy and togetherness as an extended family but we could still enjoy the lodge and the surrounding area. My husband’s family has been going there since he was 12.