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 was a pretty quiet week here, except for the weekend. We celebrated our anniversary with dinner at a new local German restaurant. The food was very good and the deserts are made in-house also. I hadn’t had apfelstrudel in years (yum.) On Saturday we went to our church picnic, which went on despite the overcast skies and occasional showers.
I’m still working on the mammoth shawl project, but yesterday I cast on yet another scarf, this time a lightweight, lacy one with an easier pattern than my Daphne scarf (also still in progress.) I always like to have one easy-and-portable knitting project on hand for social events and anywhere I have to wait in line–something I can work on while still carrying on a conversation, and something that fits in my purse.
On the blogging front, it was a good week. I finally managed to get several reviews and posts written and posted, including one for the coming week. I haven’t been as good at keeping up with the COYER Photo Challenge over on Instagram (and reblogging my photos on Tumblr), but I did get a few done this week.
Last Week on the Blog
- Sunday Post – 8/06/2017
- Straight by Dick Francis – review
- Books I’ve Been Meaning to Read (A Lament)
- Locked Rooms Revisited – an expanded review of Laurie R. King’s novel – review
- New TSA rules affect Kindle, iPad, and other ereaders
- News & Notes – 8/12/2017
- Sunday Post – 8/13/2017 – this post
Upcoming on the Blog
- Dying Breath by Heather Graham – review
- rest of the week TBD
- News & Notes – 8/19/2017 – tentative
- Sunday Post – 8/20/2017
What I’m Reading/Watching
Reading: I read Mary Jo Putney’s Once a Rebel (ARC) and really enjoyed it–much of it takes place toward the end of the War of 1812, in Washington and Baltimore. And I finished rereading Dennis L. McKiernan’s Once Upon a Winter’s Night and continued through the rest of the series, though I still think the first book is the best. And I’m finishing up The Day of the Duchess (Sarah MacLean; ARC.) It’s really good, but there’s so much as-yet-unresolved pain between the two main characters that I’m having to read it in small bites. The humor interlaced throughout only goes so far to mitigate the emotional angst.
Listening to: Imaginary Worlds podcasts from back in 2015. I’m working my way through the series, skipping any that don’t appeal to me (like the episode on zombies.) I also listened to a few episodes of The Allusionist, a podcast about words.
Watching: We watched the movie Mr. Holmes, which I had never seen. Ian McKellan was superb, as were Laura Linney and Milo Parker. And we watched a few more Father Brown episodes; we’re halfway through season 3. I’m also back to watching Avatar: The Last Airbender as well. Maybe I’ll finally finish the series this fall. Right now I’m near the end of Season 2, so it’s possible.
New Additions to the Hoard
Cover links take you to Goodreads.
For Review or Review Consideration
Purchased for Kindle
The Kirsten Weiss book was free.