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!
Last Sunday, we saw South Pacific at the regional dinner theater. We really enjoyed it! The performances were quite good, and the singers were vocally very good as well. The show itself has some wonderful songs. It’s a little problematic in terms of race (I’m thinking in particular of how the character of Bloody Mary is written), but at the same time, the writers were challenging American racism, both through Nellie’s initial reaction to learning of Emile’s half-Polynesian children, and through Lt. Cable’s relationship with Liat. And Cable’s song, “You’ve Got To Be Carefully Taught,” is a manifesto against racism. It’s rather extraordinary that it was written in 1949.
Best news of the week: Our niece and her husband got to take their baby home! She is doing well, considering she arrived over a month early.
In related news: Clearly the baby blanket won’t be done in time for the baby’s birth, so I’ve set it aside for a few days, and I’m knitting a little hat as a welcome present.
Completely unrelated and less happy news: I’ve been getting an extraordinary amount of spam on the blog recently. It’s a pain to wade through it all before deleting it, but I have to, because the spam filter sometimes catches people’s legitimate comments. So if you don’t see your comment after a few days, and I don’t reply, please don’t hate me! Your comment might be lost in the nightmare that is my spam folder, or accidentally deleted.
And a heads-up: Between work and some other commitments, I probably won’t be around much for the next week or two. I’ll try to get a post written here and there, but don’t worry if I don’t manage it. I’m OK, just very busy!
Last Week on the Blog
- Sunday Post – 7/21/2019
- The 101 Dalmations by Dodie Smith (audio review)
- WIP Wednesday – 7/31/20
- Sunday Post – 8/04/2019 – this post
Upcoming on the Blog
- Reviews – maybe
- News & Notes – 8/10/2019 – very tentative
- Sunday Post –8/11/2019 – very tentative
What I’m Reading/Watching
Reading: I finished rereading Owlknight. (I reviewed the whole trilogy back in 2015: Book 1, Book 2, Book 3.) And I plowed through The Wallflower Wager (Tessa Dare; ARC) and Wrapped Up In You (Jill Shalvis; ARC.) I’m still reading Dragonfell (Sarah Prineas, ARC.)
Listening to: Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking. This week, I may alternate chapters with A Natural History of Dragons, A Wind in the Door, or some other fiction book, depending on how well Quiet keeps my attention.
Watching: We’re approaching the end of Eureka Season 4, and ditto for Star Trek: Discovery Season 2… just 4 episodes left for each. After that, there’s only one more season of Eureka, and no more Discovery until late 2020. (But hey: I can look forward to Star Trek: Picard!)
New Additions to the Hoard
Cover links take you to Goodreads.
For Review or Review Consideration
Many thanks to Gallery Books!
Purchased for Kindle