I feel like my life is getting back on track after several busy, eventful weeks. I turned in my indexing project and started on the next one. I’m also working on choosing and ordering music for the fall concert. I’ve finished a knitting project, ordered wool for another (both scarves, both Christmas gifts), and made headway on the laundry that got put on hold during last week’s plumbing problems. And I’m catching back up on the blog, though I still need to get out and visit a lot of you all!
I’m also adjusting a bit better this fall to Robin being gone. I miss her, of course! I miss fangirling over books, I miss hugs and laughing together and taking her out to practice her driving. But I hear from her often, which helps a lot. She’s doing well even though the class she’s taking during block has a lot of homework.* And I’m doing pretty well at home.
So. . . I’m feeling pretty good about life this week. How about you?
* Robin’s college has an odd schedule: a not-quite-4-week block course at the beginning of the semester, followed by about 11 weeks of a more “normal” semester where you take 3 or sometimes 4 classes. Most courses are 4 credits. It gets pretty intense.
Last week on the blog:
- Mon. 9/01/14: Awesome Book Cakes
- Tues. 9/02/14: Top Ten Characters That Would Have Sat at My Lunch Table (Top Ten Tuesday)
- Wed. 9/03/14: In the Dragon’s Eye: The Night Garden (W.O.W.)
- Thur. 9/04/14: Of Merlot and Murder, by Joni Folger (early review)
- Fri. 9/05/14: Loving Rose, by Stephanie Laurens (review)
- Sat. 9/06/14: News & Notes – 9/06/14
The coming week:
- Mon. 9/08/14: The House of the Four Winds, by Mercedes Lackey (review)
- Tues. 9/09/14: Top Ten Underrated Mystery Authors (Top Ten Tuesday)
- Wed. 9/10/14: In the Dragon’s Eye: Patrick Rothfuss’s new book (W.O.W.)
- Thur. 9/11/14: Challenge Wrap-Up: COYER Summer Vacation
- Fri. 9/12/14: Generation 18, by Keri Arthur (early review)
- Sat. 9/13/14: News & Notes – 9/13/14
New additions to the hoard:
(Cover links go to Goodreads)
The Knitting Answer Book courtesy of Storey Publications
Death & the RedHeaded Woman thanks to Midnight Ink
Bought or free for my Kindle:
The Burning Sky ($1.99)
1,000 Awesome Writing Prompts (free)
This is embarrassing. I had an e-ARC of The Thinking Woman’s Guide to Real Magic last year, but got in a time crunch and only read about 1/2 of it (maybe 3/5) before I had to write the review. I was straight-up about that in the review, but of course, the e-ARC expired before I could get back to the book. So now, I’m finally going to get to finish it. I hope!
Have a wonderful week and happy reading!
Ah, egalleys. They can be a joy and a nuisance. I have the trade paperback in my TBR pile. I hope we enjoy! Death & the RedHeaded Woman looks interesting too.
I’m glad that life is calming down. Robin’s schedule sounds quite intense. I’m glad it’s not mine. 😀
Have a good week.
Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard
I hope we enjoy, too! The part that I read was interesting, though it got off to a slow start.
Oh, Mercedes Lackey: every time I see one of your books I think it looks really really interesting, I add it to my TBR list, and then I forget about you. :/
Seriously, I don’t think I’ve ever actually read Mercedes Lackey, though I certainly should have by now. I need to actually sit down and read one. Looking forward to your review tomorrow.
The Keri Arthur also looks pretty good.
I’ll be perusing some of your older posts once I’ve actually finished my homework for the weekend 🙂
Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard
I think some of Lackey’s earlier books from the 80s and 90s are among her best, if that helps. And I enjoyed the Keri Arthur series; I’ve never read her before. Good luck with your homework, and thanks for stopping by!
Jan @ Notes from a Readerholic
I’m glad you’re getting back on schedule, Lark. That’s what I need to do when I get back home later this week.
I hope you enjoy The Burning Sky when you get to it. Have a great week.
Glad things are going well, and you do sound busy. I’ll have to check out your review for Merlot and Murder. I liked your Top Ten this week- Taran and eilonwy made the list. How cool.
Oh, and the cakes. So many good ones, but loved the Cat in the Hat one. Awesome!
I think we’ve all had an eARC issue at some point or another. I’ve had books I know I sent over through NetGalley never come through to my Kindle and didn’t realize until I was supposed to read them and they were archived and I couldn’t send them again. 0.0
I hope you have a great week! The House of Four Winds looks good. Thanks for stopping by!
Tressa @ Wishful Endings
Those covers look great, especially Mercedes Lackey, Keri Arthur and “Burning sky” ! I hope you’ll have some more quiet time this week, enjoy 😉
Glad that you’re getting back on schedule and that everyone is adjusting. When Eleanor went it wasn’t quite a big deal because we still had 2 teenagers and a preschooler. I have a feeling when Emma goes next year it’s going to be really strange though since that will leave us with only 1 teenager and 1 preschooler. Don’t even get me thinking about when Paul goes!
I got The Redheaded Woman too! I’m very excited about it. I’m curious about The Practical Woman’s Guide to Real Magic – especially since you went to the effort of tracking it down. Have a great week!