Sunday Post – 9/01/2019

September 1, 2019 Sunday Post 15

The Sunday Post is hosted by the wonderful Kimberly, 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 Week

I got my project turned in just in time to pack and fly home. It was great seeing my family, but it’s good to be home, especially after a week apart from Mr. Bookwyrm. In the coming week, I’ll start the next index and start choosing music for my choruses… and try to find time to clean the house, read, blog, knit, and spin.

 

Last Week on the Blog

  • Sunday Post –8/25/2019
  • Sunday Post –9/01/2019 – this post

 

Upcoming on the Blog

 

What I’m Reading/Watching

Reading: I read Project Duchess by Sabrina Jeffries and The Presence by Heather Graham, both of which I bought recently (Kindle.) Then I reread The Black Swan, Mercedes Lackey’s retelling of the ballet Swan Lake from Odile’s and Siegfried’s points of view (with a lot of additional material, including a nod toward the ballet Giselle.) I last read it in 2012, so it’s been quite a while. I also reread Deborah Crombie’s first Duncan Kincaid & Gemma James mystery, A Share In Death. She’s a terrific mystery writer; I love the series, and I’m really behind on it, but I want to reread the books I read 7 or 8 years ago before continuing on with the series. I’m still reading  The Book Charmer by Karen Hawkins (ARC.)  And eventually I will get back to Dragonfell (Sarah Prineas, ARC.)

Listening to: I’m nearly finished with Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking.  I’ve also been listening to a lot of film music on Pandora, while I work around the house.

Watching: Season 4 of Eureka;  Star Trek: Discovery  Season 2

 

New Additions to the Hoard

Cover links take you to Goodreads.

For Review or Review Consideration

Many thanks to Crooked Lane Books and William Morrow!

Purchased in Audiobook

Purchased for Kindle

I’ve read The Elusive Mrs. Pollifax a number of times, and The Other Lady Vanishes twice. But how have I not even heard of the York series before? It sounds like so much fun! As for the Harrison Investigation set, I’ve already read the first two books, but it was cheaper to buy the Kindle 3-in-1 set than to buy the third book by itself. (And anyway, I borrowed Ghost Walk from the library when I read it, so the only one I already owned was Haunted.)

 

Have a great week, and happy reading!

15 Responses to “Sunday Post – 9/01/2019”

  1. Bea's Book Nook

    MRS. POLLIFAX!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love those books. A few years ago, when my depression was super bad and everything looked pointless, I splurged and bought a bunch of the books in Kindle and did a binge re-read. Sigh. I wanna be Emily when I grow up.

    Anyway, I’m glad you enjoyed your vacation though I’m sorry you still had to work. Happy reading!

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      I’ve loved those books since I first read them as a new bookseller, just out of college! 30+ years later, I still love them. Well, the first 6 or 8, anyway.

      • Bea's Book Nook

        I read the early books as a youngun’. I’d borrow my mom’s copies and then we’d discuss them. The later books weren’t wonderful but oh, those early books. <3

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      I hope so too, for me and for you. Thank goodness there’s an extra day to the weekend this year, at least for those of us in the US. Sounds like you had your long weekend last week? I noticed you mentioned a bank holiday and a trip to Cornwall. Sounds lovely! I haven’t been to Cornwall since… 1987-ish? Or 1988?

  2. Greg

    It’s always good to be home after being away. Hope your week ahead is a good one! You have a nice mix of books- I haven’t read Mercedes Lackey in ages.

    Read and Buried looks fun 🙂
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    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      In my head, I hear Dorothy murmuring, “There’s no place like home, there’s no place like home…” I agree. I love to travel, but home is, well, home.

      Rereading The Black Swan was interesting. There was a lot I still liked about it, but one scene that bothered me on previous readings bothers me even more in the #MeToo era. The character I’m thinking of does repent and try to do better, but it feels like he puts the incident behind him much too easily given the gravity of what he did, and the fallout from it. Which rather surprises me, given that Ms. Lackey makes no secret of her feminism throughout her books.

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