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!
It’s been a sad week for us. Wednesday, we had to say goodbye to our darling, sweet Thomas-cat. He had been diagnosed with an oral tumor about 3 weeks ago. It grew very rapidly, both in his mouth and probably into his sinuses and behind his eye. He went downhill very quickly after we got home from vacation. He was miserable and unable to eat, and it wasn’t treatable, so it was time to let him go. But it was a hard thing to do. He was such a gentle, good-natured kitty. He rarely wanted to be cuddled, but loved to curl up near us, as if drawing comfort from our proximity. He spent a lot of his time snoozing; we sometimes joked that he was contemplating the data from the Large Hadron Collider or working on a unified field theory. Go in peace, sweet kitty, to a place where the birds are slow-moving and there’s always a warm and comfy spot in the sunlight.
In other news, you may remember that our other cat, Tasha, also had a tumor in her mouth, discovered about a year and a half ago. It has actually shrunk somewhat with steroid shots, according to the vet, and he now thinks it is not cancer after all. We are relieved, and grateful she is still with us.
I’m still not getting as much knitting time in as I’d like, but I’ve made progress on the shawl I’m making for a friend. It’s about half-way finished. (For the knitters among you, the yarn is James Brett Marble Chunky, in the MC45 Tropical Peach colorway. And the pattern is a simple Old Shale or feather-and-fan stitch.)
Finding Neverland, the Broadway touring show we saw last Sunday, was pleasant, but not very memorable. I’ll try to write up a review this week or next, once I get the current index finished. This coming weekend, Mr. Bookwyrm and I are going to his high-school reunion.
Last Week on the Blog
- Summer Fun (Sunday Post – 7/02/2017)
- All Signs Point to Murder, with guest post by Connie di Marco – tour, review and giveaway
- Serenity Harbor (Haven Point #6) by RaeAnne Thayne – review
- News & Notes – 7/08/2017
- Sunday Post – 7/09/2017 – this post
Upcoming on the Blog
- A Summer Stardance by Emily March – review
- Other posts TBD
- Sunday Post – 7/16/2017 – tentative
What I’m Reading/Watching
Reading: I finished All Signs Point to Murder (Connie diMarco, ARC) and A Stardance Summer (Emily March, ARC), both for tour posts that published this week. I also reread a few of Stephanie Laurens’ backlist historical romances.
Listening to: I still haven’t started Wildwood Dancing by Juliet Marillier, but I’m hoping to start it this week—either that or Neil Gaiman’s Norse Mythology. I’ve also been listening to podcasts: The Allusionist; Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me; 99% Invisible; RadioLab; Imaginary Worlds; and Science Friday.
Watching: We saw the Broadway touring production of Finding Neverland last Sunday. We also re-watched Star Trek: Beyond, which is my favorite of the reboot series so far. And I watched several episodes of the 1980s Agatha Christie series, Partners in Crime; I needed something light and more cheerful this week. I’ll probably go back to Father Brown soon.
New Additions to the Hoard
Cover links take you to Goodreads.
For Review or Review Consideration
Many thanks to Alibi (RH Group) and author Stephanie Burgis!
Purchased for Kindle
All of these were on sale. The only two I’ve read previously are Must Be Magic and The Holy Thief.