Sunday Post — 7/14/13

July 14, 2013 Sunday Post, Sunday Salon 23

The Sunday Post is a meme sponsored 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.

The big news is that Robin is off at the Alpha writer’s workshop!  We dropped her off Wednesday.  So far it sounds as if she’s having a great time — and keeping very, very busy.  They’ve had two days of sessions with author Theodora Goss.  Next up are husband and wife Scott Westerfeld and Justine Larbalatier, and the conference will close with Tamora Pierce.  After that, most of the teen writers are staying on for a few more days for a less-formal extension of the conference.

Mr. Bookwyrm and I joke that while Robin is at the workshop, we’re having “empty nest boot camp.”  In a way, it is a chance to get used to having her away from home — though in truth we had plenty of experience with that a few years ago, when she stayed with her grandparents for three to six weeks at a time to work with her vision therapist.  Nonetheless, the house seems very quiet without her, these last few days.

Still, I’ve got plenty to keep me busy, between the blog, choosing music for the fall choral season, and trying to get a website up and running for my indexing business!  Mr. Bookwyrm and I have also started thinking about things we’d like to do together this fall.  There will be several book festivals within driving distance, as well as a fiber festival that also has sheepdog competitions (and yummy food!)  Nearer in time and closer to home, we’re headed this week to a local museum we’ve never visited, the home of an American artist.

The past week on the blog: 

The coming week:

  • To DNF or not to DNF: When does giving up make sense?
  • Top Ten Tuesday – Authors Who Deserve More Recognition
  • News & Notes -7/20/13
  • Reviews: The Mysterious Woman; Gameboard of the Gods

New additions to the hoard:   

For Review:   

I’m super-excited about all three of these!

    Bought or Downloaded Free for My E-reader:

    For Kindle:


    Free Audiobooks from SYNC:

    • The Peculiar by Stefan Bachmann (read by Peter Altschuler; HarperAudio) 
    • Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens (read by Simon Vance; Tantor Media)  

    23 Responses to “Sunday Post — 7/14/13”

    1. Sandy Farmer

      I got the Sync books this week too–of course! 🙂 Oh and I totally mention you in one of my post this week! Have a great week!

      SP & STS
      Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

      • Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard

        I think it’s going to be an interesting fall. Challenging and fun, as I try to expand my indexing business and explore “what I want to be when she grows up” — and spend more one-on-one time with my wonderful husband. But also sad, because I will certainly miss her daily presence in my life. She is a joy: a friend as well as a daughter.

    2. readerholicnotes

      The empty nest is hard to get used to. We all visit often and I’m so proud of the adults they’ve become, but…sometimes I wish they were still at home! My husband and I’ve done more traveling since our kids left home so that’s a positive thing. And we’re closer than ever…also good.

      We’ll have our vacation to the West Coast in a few days where we’ll have lots of family time.

      I’ll look forward to your reviews…both the Mary Balogh book and Dragonwriter are on my August list of books I’m interested in.

      • Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard

        I think it’s wonderful that your family gets together as often as it does. But I think every parent wishes sometimes that the children were still home, or at least nearby.

        I’ll try to get those reviews out soonish — though I don’t want to be too far in advance of the release dates.

    3. Bea

      Dragonwriter looks awfully tempting; I’ll have to check that out.

      I’m glad that Robin is enjoying her writer’s workshop, and you all are enjoying your time as as couple. 🙂

      • Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard

        So far, she seems to be having a wonderful time, though I don’t think any of them are getting much sleep! They have sessions all day, then write into the wee hours.

        And of course I’d like to stop by! I’m sorry I couldn’t yesterday, but we were out most of the day, and I’m only now catching up.

      • Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard

        I expect she will! But she’s having a ball. I’m hoping she’ll have time to write up a guest post about her time at Alpha, in between getting ready to leave for college.

      • Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard

        They do sound fun, don’t they? I’ve enjoyed the ones I’ve been to in the past, but we haven’t gone to one in some years now. I’m not even sure why. But I’m definitely going this fall.

        Enjoy your week, and thanks for stopping by!