Sunday Post – 7/06/14

July 6, 2014 stash, Sunday Post, week in review 26

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.

Another mostly uneventful week, though I did have a doctor’s appointment and several tests. Nothing major, mostly followup from last month’s little excitement. I feel fine, and I’m not expecting any surprises, though the test results aren’t back yet. The rest of the time, I’ve been working, blogging, teaching Robin to drive, and trying to avoid the heat! It cooled off last night, thankfully – back down into the low 80s. Wednesday, it felt like an oven out there!

We went to the Folklife Festival on the Mall in DC on Saturday. This year’s festival highlighted the folk cultures of China and Kenya. Fascinating! I was especially impressed by the embroidery of some of the Chinese women. 

I had a busier week on the blog – well, that’s what happens when you have a chance to catch up a little! Unfortunately, due to a glitch, yesterdays News & Notes post didn’t go live until nearly 10 p.m. Next week is mystery-heavy, for some reason: two cozy mysteries and a… I’m not sure how to describe The White Magic Five and Dime, except that it was good despite not being my usual sort of mystery. It’s the character-driven story of a woman trying to solve the murder of her estranged mother, a con woman.

Last week on the blog: 

The coming week:

  • Mon. 7/07/14: Tempest in a Teapot, by Amanda Cooper (review)
  • Tues. 7/08/14: Top Ten Blogging Confessions (that should be fun!)
  • Wed. 7/09/14: TOUR: The White Magic Five and Dime (review & giveaway)
  • Wed. 7/09/14: Waiting on Wednesday
  • Thur. 7/10/14: review TBD
  • Fri. 7/11/14:  TOUR: A Biscuit A Casket (interview & review)
  • Sat. 7/12/14:  News & Notes – 7/12/14

New additions to the hoard: 

(Cover links go to Goodreads)

For review:  Absolutely nothing! (No, really, that’s a good thing!)

SYNC Downloads:

Bought or free for my Kindle:

I received an ARC of The Escape, but Balogh is one of my autobuy authors, so I also bought the ebook on the day it came out. The other two are books I’ve wanted to read, on sale for $1.99 each. But I managed to avoid the freebies this week!

That’s it for this week! Happy reading!

26 Responses to “Sunday Post – 7/06/14”

  1. Bea

    It cooled down here too this weekend, thank goodness. The folklife festival sounds wonderful; I’d have liked that one. I’m looking forward to your mysteries, I do enjoy them! 🙂

    • Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard

      It’s heated up here in the last few days, so I’m glad the cooler weather coincided with last weekend! I think you’ll enjoy the mysteries… which reminds me, I need to finish up a tour post before the evening ends. Have a great week!

  2. Sandy Farmer

    Hope the test results come back fine. Teaching Robin to drive sounds fun. 🙂 And yay for being a little caught up. I also got the Sync audiobooks as usual. Have a great week!

    SP & STS
    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know


    Oh i hadn’t heard of The Folklife Festival before but I am pretty intrigued now! We don’t have any cool festivals where I live! 🙁 Can’t wait for your thoughts of some of the books in your haul!

    • Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard

      One of the huge benefits of living about an hour and a half from Washington DC is all the cultural opportunities, from music, dance, and theater to lots of great museums and a world-class zoo — and lots of public events (marches, festivals, etc.) I was lucky to live very near DC as a child and again in high school, so I’ve been taking advantage of the opportunity much of my life. It’s one of the things I would miss if we ever moved out of the area.

  4. Rita_h

    Nice week for you, book-wise. Hope all your tests are fine, we understand waiting for doctor reports in this household, unfortunately.
    I was wondering if you were posting a Saturday news post since I look forward to that but I see you had a glitch so will go read it now. The teapot cozy looks like a fun read; I have been drinking a lot of iced and hot tea lately and visiting Teavana, but I wish I had an actual tea house nearby.
    Have a good week ahead and enjoy your books.

    • Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard

      Thanks for the empathy, Rita; I know you’ve had more than your share of doctor visits yourself. I hope you’re doing all right. They haven’t called about my test results, which means (according to what they told me) that whatever they find can wait until the follow-up appointment. In other words, it’s either nothing or nothing serious.

      I have been envying you your nearness to Teavana, but recently discovered there is a Pennsylvania Dutch Tea Company store in my nearest small city — about 3 blocks from the library I frequent. And they have lots of uncaffeinated and decaffeinated teas, as well as the regular kind. Yay!

  5. Greg

    That cover of Peter and the Starcatchers always catches my eye- I really should pick that up. The Folklife Festival sounds very interesting, it’s always nice t ohave glimpses into other cultures and how they live.

    We’ve been lucky weather- wise- nice days, breezy and not too hot yet. Enjoy the mysteries this week!

    • Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard

      My daughter read and enjoyed Peter and the Starcatchers years ago, but what clinched it for me re the download was that it’s read by Jim Dale.

      Have a great week and I hope your weather continues to be lovely! Happy reading!

  6. Yvonne

    You’ve been busy! Our weekend started with rain (I’m in NY) but it’s been beautiful since then.

    I loved The White Magic Five and Dime. My blog tour is on Tuesday so my review will be up then.

    Have a great week and enjoy your books!

    • Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard

      I’ll be sure to check out your review! I’m glad I didn’t see it before I wrote mine, though; I always hate to read reviews of a book I plan to review, because I don’t want to be influenced. Afterward, I love reading them!

  7. kimbacaffeinate

    I read all types of genres, but somehow some weeks are heavy in one genre..a lot of times due to the release dates. If I can I move them around.

    • Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard

      I’ve noticed that – one week will see a slew of historical romances released, another a bunch of YA fantasy, and so on. Plus, sometimes I go on genre binges and end up reading (or requesting) a lot of the same genre in a row. I try to mix it up when scheduling posts, but this time, there were two tours I wanted to do, both mystery, so…

  8. Braine TS

    I’m with you re: Chinese embroidery is fascinating and so detailed. Very pretty indeed!

    Enjoy your new books, have a great week ahead!

    • Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard

      Thanks, Braine! I got some great photos of the Folklife Festival, including the embroidery. I thought about posting them but ran out of time. Maybe I should do a post on it, even though it’s not “on topic” for the blog?

  9. Katherine P

    Hope you hear back from the doctor soon. Even when you’re 99% sure everything’s fine it’s still nice to hear it confirmed. We were in DC for the 4th years ago and had a wonderful time. I’d love to go back. Maybe in a couple of years when the Tornado’s a little older. So glad you had a great time! Can’t wait for your reviews! I’m seriously dying to read Tempest in the Teapot. I’ve got The Escape in e-book form but have yet to read it even though Balogh is an auto-buy for me as well. Have a great week!

    • Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard

      Thanks, Katherine! I’m on medication for a couple of manageable conditions, but a month ago I had an incident that sent me to the ER. I’ve been fine since, but they’re checking things out just to be sure we don’t need to tweak meds or anything.

      I loved The Escape but need to get the review written ASAP!