Friday night, I went to a Romance Reading Salon organized by author Cathy Maxwell. Four authors came to read from their books: Charis Michaels, Sally MacKenzie, Andie J. Christopher, and my friend Alleyne Dickens. I had a great time listening to the excerpts they presented, meeting the authors, and chatting with the other readers (and knitters) who were there. The event was held at Dances with Wool, a fantastic yarn shop, so besides the books I bought from each of the four authors, I added a gorgeous skein to my yarn stash. Look for a post about the event later this week or early next week, with photos!
The author event was a welcome break from a rough week, work- and blog-wise. Over the past few weeks, my trusty 5-year-old computer, Minerva, has locking up or crashing more often, and sometimes refusing to reboot. On Monday morning, she stopped rebooting at all. My husband (who moonlights as my IT guy) did everything he could, but to no avail.
What made it really bad was that I was working on an index that was due this week. Luckily, I was able to work on Mr. Bookwyrm’s computer, and I had a backup file of my work so I didn’t lose everything I had done (just some of it.) And the editor kindly gave me some extra time. But I will be very relieved once my new computer arrives and Mr. Bookwyrm reloads my files and software.
Today is the first day of rehearsals for my children’s and youth choruses, which will be fun but will keep me busy most of the afternoon. And after that I’ll be working hard on a project that’s due Tuesday, so I won’t be around much until midweek. I wish you all a happy October!
Last Week on the Blog
- Sunday Post –9/22/2019
- Top Ten Books on My Fall 2019 TBR – Top Ten Tuesday
- The Liar by Nora Roberts – review
- Blog Ahead Challenge – October 2019 – my goals
- News & Notes – 9/28/2019
- Sunday Post –9/29/2019 – this post
This Week on the Blog
- #ReadForGrace on Oct. 14
- The Dark Lord Clementine by Sarah Jean Horwitz – blog tour
- News & Notes – 10/05/2019 – tentative
- Sunday Post –10/06/2019 – tentative
What I’m Reading/Watching
Reading: I read By Book or By Crook, the first Lighthouse Library Mystery by Eva Gates, and then started book 6, Read and Buried (ARC) for an upcoming tour. And for comfort during all the computer-disaster stress, I reread Mercedes Lackey’s The Fairy Godmother, which I reviewed back in 2015. (Click titles for Goodreads links.)
Listening: I’m listening to A Natural History of Dragons by Marie Brennan, and quite enjoying it.
Side note: I’m still having trouble with Gutenberg’s gallery block. I can’t get it to make the images the same size or even the same height. (The default seems to be the same width.) They look the same size in the editor, but when I post, they are all wrong. I can’t seem to find a “thumbnail” option, either. I can see I have more research to do! But it will have to wait until I have more time. So for today, please excuse the messy appearance. Maybe I should put up an “Under Construction” sign?
Added to the Hoard
For Review or Review Consideration
Purchased (Kindle, print, or audio)
Click to see on Goodreads: Once a Spy (Mary Jo Putney).