Sunday Post – 9/13/15

September 13, 2015 Sunday Post 30

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!

My Week

It was hot almost all week, but on Wednesday night the weather broke and things cooled off. We had some impressively loud thunderstorms Wednesday night and Thursday afternoon. I’m rather fond of thunderstorms – I didn’t even really mind the drenching I got when we left choir Wednesday night, though my poor sneakers took more than a day to dry out! The church parking lot becomes one giant puddle in a heavy downpour, and it was coming down in buckets when we left. That storm was pretty localized, though – at our house, about 13 miles away, it hadn’t rained hard enough to get through the tree canopy, so part of our driveway was still dry. (Never mind, Thursday’s storm more than made up for it.)

I’m trying to establish a schedule for myself. One of the pitfalls of working at home is the lack of structure and the plenitude of distractions, from the internet to laundry to all the books I need to read. I think I need to concentrate on indexing in the morning and save the blogging and internet and reading for the afternoon… and also find time to squeeze in some exercise now that it’s finally cooling off a little.

And I’ve finally started working on the decluttering and purging I’ve been talking about for years. In my study/office, I’ve pruned my hardcover mystery shelf, the nonfiction-and-reference shelf (though there’s a lot more in the basement), and my paperback romance shelf. In the process, I gained about 2 shelves for hardcover and trade fiction – finally, I have a main-floor home for my beloved Elizabeth Goudge books!

The best part of the whole week was attending (virtually, via live stream) the All Souls Con, a celebration of Deborah Harkness’s All Souls Trilogy. Watch for a write up (or maybe two)!

Last Week on the Blog



Next Week on the Blog

  • Mon. 9/14/15: The Nesting Place (Myquillyn Smith) (review)
  • Tues. 9/15/15: Top Ten Tuesday FREEBIE (topic TBD)
  • Wed. – Fri. (TBD)
  • Sat. 9/19/15: News & Notes – 9/19/15
  • Sun. 9/20/15: Sunday Post – 9/20/15

What I’m Reading/Watching

I finished Her Lucky Cowboy,  one of the Avon Addicts books (Jennifer Ryan – I think I’ve found a new contemporary romance author!), Hunter (Mercedes Lackey), and Only a Kiss (Mary Balogh), along with a re-read of First Fall, a collection of Pern short stories by Anne McCaffrey. I’m currently reading XXXXX and (finally!!) listening to The Night Circus (Erin Morgenstern, read by Jim Dale.)

We rewatched Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and a ST:DS9 episode. Other than that, I didn’t have much time for TV this week… well, other than the four-and-a-bit hours I spent watching the All Souls Con!


New Additions to the Hoard

Cover links take you to Goodreads.

For Review

Many thanks to Roc!



Many thanks to the lovely ladies who run COYER: Fantasy Is More Fun, Because Reading, and Books, Movies, Reviews, Oh My!


Purchased or Free for Kindle


Purchased (print)


Have a great week, everybody, and happy reading!

30 Responses to “Sunday Post – 9/13/15”

  1. Elizabeth the Evil Overlord

    I’m home all day, too. I find I need to save the blogging for the afternoon or I’ll get caught up and lost in the black hole of visiting, Pinterest, Etsy, and never come up! I’m starting a big de-cluttering of my office now that the weather is cooler; it’s the hottest room in the house. Sounds like you might live near me (MA); we had the crazy thunderstorms Wednesday and it’s so much nicer now.
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    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      I know exactly what you mean! I’m going to have to stop doing any blog or social media stuff in the morning if I’m going to have time for my real work as well as get any more decluttering done.

      Actually, I live in Virginia, but I guess those storms went through a lot of the East Coast. Today’s weather is just perfect!

      • Lark_Bookwyrm

        I’m kind of grateful for the rain, given that four or five summers ago, we had drought conditions. On the other hand, the really heavy rains can cause flooding around here – not at our house thankfully, but in our county. So I hope you’re getting enough rain but not too much!

  2. Michelle@Because Reading

    We got a good amount of rain the last two days but no thunderstorms, I love a good thunderstorm but it’s been so dry here it was a nice change. The weather this week was HOT and I hated it. I need the fall like now.

    I am a little behind on my organizing but once I set my planner to better use I feel more productive, just not this week since it was the start of school. Hoping this week is more organized and calm.

    I hope you have a great week, Lark! Happy Reading!
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    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      I love fall weather. I am so not a summer-heat person! So I will be glad to see the hot weather leave us and sweater weather arrive. Good luck with your organizing! I’m still trying to get my ducks in a row. Hopefully the Blog Ahead Challenge will be a big step in that direction.

  3. Rita @ View From My Home

    Sounds like you have a good plan there, to work in the morning and blog in the afternoon. I know that days like today, Sunday, I start visiting the links from the Sunday Post and suddenly, it’s lunchtime, lol.

    I saw that Marillier title on another blog also and decided to look for her in my library and used bookstore. I might pick up the first in this particular series you’re reading and see how I like it.

    Have a good and productive week ahead.
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    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      it would be a good plan if I could just get it started! I’ve been under the weather for the last two days, but I really need to implement the plan starting tomorrow. And I need to read the first in that Marillier series too; my sister gave it to me for Christmas last year and I still haven’t gotten to it!

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      We’ll see how it goes this week! I’ve got so much to do… an index project due soon, getting my music ready for my choruses, catching up on comments – eep! I need to get organized or it won’t get done.

  4. Lola

    We had some warmer days this week, but it seems it cooling down a bit now. I only like storms when I am inside a house and I am not a fan of thunder, as I don’t like hard sounds.

    I also work from home and I often focus on Lola’s Blog Tours before dinner and then after dinner do marketing assistant work and blogging. I am a bit of a workaholic so I always get my work done at least.

    The All Souls con sounds fun, I didn’t realize virtual cons were a thing, never heard of that before! I only have read the first book in that series so far. Enjoy your new books and have a great week!
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    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      The All Souls Con was great! It was a real con – I mean, there were people at the actual event, but there were also virtual tickets for people who were interested but couldn’t be there in person. I was lucky to win a ticket.

      You sound really organized. I try to be but I’m just not… or rather, I’m good at making systems, but not good at sticking to them. I’m great at organizing information, though, which is good because that’s basically my job.

      Have a great week and happy reading!

  5. RO

    Thank goodness for cooler weather, right? I think I may even be ready for an inch or so of snow right about now. (lol) Kudos on managing to declutter, which is hard to do. Looks like you managed to get in some good reading and more to come this week. BIG Hugs…Ro

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      I don’t want to jump to the snow too soon LOL! I really love the cool fall days and the fall colors (when we get them. Some years it seems like the leaves just get dingy and turn brown.) After that, though, bring on the snow!

  6. laura thomas

    I’m trying to declutter too. Takes so much time to get just one room done. I’ll be reviewing Threads Of Evidence on Monday. I liked it a lot. So many lovely new books for you and I spy a few I have too. I wish I worked at home. I work outside and the heat is killer. We had threats of storms but very little rain. It did cool down this morning but I know that won’t last. I’m in no hurry for cold weather anyway. LOL
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    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      Working from home has its pluses and minuses, but I enjoy the flexibility… except when I’m slammed with too much work at once. I’m sorry you’re having to deal with so much heat! I hope it cools off to nice weather for you soon. Have a good week and enjoy some reading in a nice cool spot!

  7. Greg

    I always enjoy a good thunderstorm too! This year we’ve only had a few that I can think of, it really has been a mild summer all the way around (here anyway). Nothing better than a good rumbling storm going through at night. 🙂

    Good for you on the organizing, I know my shelves are kinda a mess right now. I need to reorganize them.
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    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      I envy you that mild summer; it was pretty hot and humid here for part of the summer. Luckily we got away to the Great Lakes and Boundary Waters for a few weeks in June, and the cooler parts of New Mexico and Arizona in August. (Well, Sedona was hot on one of the days we were there.)

      I didn’t get any organizing done this weekend; I need to tackle some more this week!

  8. Katherine @ I Wish I Lived in a Library

    I love a good rainy day and a good thunderstorm if I don’t have to go anywhere. I hate running errands in the rain. I always end up cold and wet after the first stop and it doesn’t get any better. I have to set a schedule or I’d never get anything done. Blogging in particular can take up as much time as you will let it. I’m way behind on my blog visiting but am looking forward to your Threads of Evidence and Serafina reviews. I have them saved and am hoping to get all caught up this week. Have a great week!
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    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      I agree about running errands in the rain. [shudders] Especially in the late fall and winter, when it’s also cold. But there’s nothing like a thunderstorm while you’re snuggled up with a hot cup of tea and a good book… or sitting on the porch with your honey.

      I’m way behind too – here’s to both of us catching up a little!

  9. Deborah

    Glad the weather finally broke there. Spring’s just started here and we’ve had some rain which has been nice. I’m hoping our summer isn’t too hot, but given that our winter wasn’t too cold I’m not hopeful!

    Lots of great new books there this week. You’ll be busy!
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    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      You folks have really been pounded by the heat the last few summers. A college friend of mine lives in Adelaide, and sometimes posts about the heat on Facebook. And I thought Virginia was bad… I hope your spring is lovely and your summer is cooler. Have a great week!

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      I’ve actually read The Lost Prince as an ARC, but Harlequin Teen has been putting the Iron Fey series on sale over the last year or so, one ebook at a time. I had collected the first four books and decided to go for the whole set! LOL