Sunday Post – 7/30/2017

July 30, 2017 Sunday Post 8

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!

Sunday Post

I spent pretty much the entire week working 12-hour days, except yesterday when I sang solo for a funeral (my first solo work in several years, which was a bit nervewracking but went reasonably well) and then went with my husband to a retirement party for one of his coworkers. That meant I’ve had no time to blog; I managed to pull together a News & Notes post on Friday night, but didn’t even have time to write this Sunday Post until after church today. Fortunately, I think things will slow down a little in August. I hope that will give me a chance to catch up and maybe even get ahead on the blog!


Last Week on the Blog


Upcoming on the Blog


What I’m Reading/Watching

book cover: The Duchess Deal by Tessa Dare
book cover: The Game, a Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes mystery by Laurie R. King
book cover: Locked Rooms, a Mary Russell & Sherlock Holmes mystery, by Laurie R. King
book cover: The Language of Bees, a Mary Russell mystery by Laurie R. King
book cover: The God of the Hive, a Mary Russell mystery by Laurie R. King
book cover: The Day of the Duchess by Sarah MacLean (book 3 of the Scandel & Scoundrel series)
book cover: Straight, by Dick Francis

Reading: As often happens when I’m feeling stressed or under pressure, I haven’t been sleeping well, so I got a lot of reading done. I finished Aunt Dimity and the Widow’s Curse (Nancy Atherton; library) and The Duchess Deal (Tessa Dare; ARC.) I also finished rereading The Game, Locked Rooms, The Language of Bees, and God of the Hive, continuing my a reread of Laurie R. King’s Mary Russell & Sherlock Holmes series which began when I was sick in March. Currently I’m reading The Day of the Duchess (Sarah MacLean; ARC) and rereading Straight (Dick Francis; own.)

Listening to: Not much. I listened to a few podcasts but haven’t started another audiobook yet.

Watching: We watched a few more Father Brown mysteries, but mostly, I didn’t have time to watch TV.


New Additions to the Hoard

Cover links take you to Goodreads.

For Review or Review Consideration

Nothing this week! I’m still waiting to hear back on about six titles.

Purchased for Kindle

book cover: The Language of Bees, a Mary Russell mystery by Laurie R. King
book cover: The God of the Hive, a Mary Russell mystery by Laurie R. King
book cover: In the King's Service, a Deryni novel by Katherine Kurtz
book cover: The Serpent's Shadow by Mercedes Lackey (Elemental Masters #1)
book cover: The Oathbound by Mercedes Lackey (Vows & Honor #1)
book cover: The Black Gryphon by Mercedes Lackey (Mage Wars #1)
book cover: Goblin Quest by Jim C. Hines (Jig the Goblin #1)
book cover: The Stepsister Scheme by Jim C. Hines (Princess series #1)
book cover: The Homeward Bounders by Diana Wynne Jones
book cover: Rogues, a short-story sci-fi/fantasy collection edited by George R. R. Martin and Gardner Dozois
book cover: Heart Mate by Robin D. Owens (book 1 in the Celta series)
book cover: Finding Perfect by Susan Mallery (Fool's Gold series #3)

There was a big sale on fantasy books early in the week. Some the titles here are still on sale. I used a Christmas gift card for the two Laurie R.King books, which were not on sale. I wanted reading copies so I wouldn’t mess up my treasured signed copies.


Have a wonderful week, stay cool, and happy reading!

8 Responses to “Sunday Post – 7/30/2017”

  1. Katherine @ I Wish I Lived in a Library

    I really would love to reread all the Laurie R. King books. I love them but it’s been so long since I read some of the early ones that I remember very little of what happened. I’m excited to see what you think of Day of the Duchess. I loved the first one and am really looking forward to continuing the series. Sounds like a busy week! I can imagine that your first solo in awhile was really nerve racking. I can speak in public okay but singing is a whole different thing. Have a great week!
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    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      I love the Laurie King books, as you know, and I’m a huge rereader so I’ve reread the first 8 multiple times. I think I’ve only read the later ones once so far, but I’ll remedy that this year. 🙂

      Day of the Duchess is good but heartrending; both the main characters are in so much emotional pain, and there’s a lot of pain between them. Thank goodness it’s a romance, so at least it’s guaranteed to have a happy ending!

  2. Berls

    Oh man! I hope you get to slow down soon – 12 hour days all week is too much. Was the funeral for someone you knew? Or just work? I imagine it would be much harder to sing at the funeral of someone you knew, because of the emotions. Here’s hoping this week slows down a bit for you!
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    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      It wasn’t someone I knew, thank goodness, but the mother of a couple at our church whom I know slightly (the couple, that is.) Yes, it’s much harder to sing when it’s someone you know, though I’ve done it three times: for my grandmother, my father-in-law, and my mother-in-law.

      It does look like this week will be more relaxed! I’m looking forward to some time to write reviews, blog, take photos, knit, and work on the house. 🙂

  3. Charlie

    What a long week you’ve had! Way to go on your solo! I could never do that (even if I could sing). I hope you have a bit of a slower week this week and have a little bit of time to catch up. Happy reading!

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      I was nervous because I haven’t sung solo in a while and I seem to have developed terrible stage fright (physical, rather than mental, which is weird; I shake.) But it went pretty well. I did get to relax some yesterday (Monday)—I even watched Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone in celebration of Harry’s 37th birthday!