Sunday Post – 7/03/16

July 3, 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

And yet more indexing! Two down, two to go until I get a breather. The current one is going slowly and I need to pick up the pace if I can. I haven’t done much all week but indexing and a little reading for fun. I desperately need to get out for a walk!

I wish all my compatriots a very happy Independence Day tomorrow! I’ll be working all day and most of the evening, but we hope to stream the fireworks online, either from Washington DC or from Disney World. Robin and Mr. Bookwyrm are planning to watch 1776; I’ll pop in periodically to watch my favorite scenes. (Robin will probably listen to Hamilton again, too. Great show, by the way!) I hope you enjoy your celebrations.

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Last Week on the Blog



And don’t forget to enter the Riverbend Road giveaway—it ends tomorrow, July 4!

Upcoming on the Blog

  • Tues. 7/05: – My Top Ten “Little-Known” Books – very, very tentative
  • Wed. 7/06: 7 Years — 7 Giveaways! – My 7th Blogoversary celebration kickoff!
  • Thur. 7/07: Do Not Bring Your Dragon to the Library – review
  • Fri. 7/08: TOUR: Read to Death (Terrie Farley Moran) – review
  • Sat. 7/09: News & Notes 7/09/16 – tentative
  • Sun. 7/10: Sunday Post 7/10/16 – tentative


What I’m Reading/Watching

I finished up Sweet Little Lies (Jill Shalvis; ARC), plowed through Read to Death (Terri Farley Moran; ARC) and then took a break from ARCs to read the newest Stephanie Laurens, The Daredevil Snared (purchased.)  Next up is a library hold I’ve been waiting for, Aunt Dimity and the Buried Treasure (Nancy Atherton.)

My audio listening is still on hold due to all the indexing, but I did get to listen to a really interesting podcast about the “Rocket Girls” — a group of female “computers” (mathematicians and later, computer scientists and engineers) who worked at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory for what became NASA. Whenever I get back to the audiobooks, I’ll still be working on Great World Religions: Islam and Bill Bryson’s Made in America. And I’m still watching Avatar: The Last Airbender, Season 2; I watched several more episodes this week.

New Additions to the Hoard

Cover links take you to Goodreads.

For Review or Review Consideration
Book cover: A Perilous Undertaking (Deanna Raybourn)

SQUEE! Much love to Berkley and HQN!


From the Library


Purchased for Kindle

The Herriot, Christie, Allingham, and Elkins books are for my Kindle library, even though I’ve already read them. The Mary Jo Putney and Stephanie Laurens were preorders. (I’ve already read the Putney as an ARC, but she’s an autobuy author for me so I preordered it months before I got the ARC.) Zeroes is for Robin, who had Scott Westerfeld as one of her Alpha Writers Workshop teachers several years ago (but I might read it eventually.) Shiver is for Robin, too. Everything else is new to me, and everything was on sale when I bought it, except the two preorders.


Purchased in print

I tried to hold out for the library copy, but in the end, the paperback came down under $9 and I was still pretty far back in the hold line, so I couldn’t resist. My reward for all the indexing I’m doing!


Have a wonderful week, and happy reading!


19 Responses to “Sunday Post – 7/03/16”

  1. Trish @ Between My Lines

    I love all the Herriott books even though it has been years since I last read one. And I love Christie but I have read that particular one yet. But annoyingly I have been spoilt for the ending 🙁
    Enjoy the 4th when you do finish working.

  2. Maree

    I have Zeroes knocking around here; I loved his Uglies series. Have a great week 🙂

  3. Rita @ View From My Books

    Death at the Day Lily Cafe- yay- read the first based on your recommendation and really enjoyed it and the MC, a realistic mid-aged woman protagonist, and we don’t get enough of those!

    Hope you get a break in your July 4th working schedule to kick back and enjoy the fireworks on tv. Your indexing has really been taking off lately.

    I have now added both your new additons by Raybourn and Thayne. I have a Christmas Thayne also, the first in the series so I picked it up despite the holiday theme. Did you read the Lady Julia series by Raybourn also? I didn’t, but was wondering which series you would recommend to start first if someone was new to the author? Thanks.

    Enjoy your week with all those lovely, lovely new books you acquired!
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    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      It was good; I enjoyed it. And thank you, but I must confess it isn’t my photo (hence the caption. It is free to use/share, though.)

  4. Katherine @ I Wish I Lived in a Library

    Sounds like a good plan for the 4th! Before the Tornado was born we went to D.C. for July 4th and it was amazing. I’m kind of neutral on fireworks and I absolutely loved it. Sweet Little Lies is tempting me as is Bay of Sighs. I loved the first book. Good luck with your indexing. I hope you get away from your work for a little while this week. Have a great week!
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    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      I went to the DC fireworks the summer after I graduated from high school. They were amazing, but I couldn’t handle the crowds—and that was in the early ’80s. I shudder to think what it’s like now!

  5. Literary Feline

    We ended up watching the fireworks on television last year because my daughter was sick. It’s quite a show. I am sorry you have to work.

    I look forward to your thoughts on Read to Death this week. I hope you enjoyed it!

    I hope you have a great week!
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    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      We used to go to fireworks at the local military base, but they stopped doing them when the recession hit and security kept getting tighter. Now we would have to go to the nearest city. So we usually watch on TV instead — but now we’ll have to stream it. (We ditched cable TV a few years ago, but kept cable internet.)

  6. Charlie @ Girl of 1000 Wonders

    You have been working hard! I hope you finish the current project soon! I don’t know what I’m going to do this year. The man is working, I’m in his town and they don’t do a show like mine does, which is ironic because his is MUCH more populated with residents and businesses. I might watch the Disney World show!