The Sunday Post is a meme sponsored by the wonderful Kimba, the Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news. A post to recap the past week, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up for the week on our blog.
I had a really pleasant week despite a brief heat wave. On Thursday morning, a good friend dropped over for tea. Four hours later, we looked up and realized what time it was! It was ages since I’d seen her; it was wonderful to catch up.
I also spend part of the week choosing music for the fall concert of the two choruses I direct. I really love working with “my” kids and making beautiful music with them. Rehearsals start on the last Sunday in September — I can’t wait! And I had my first voice lesson since the end of July. It felt really good to be singing again.
My computer gave me a bit of a scare on Thursday. It started freaking out and making a very alarming noise, so I had to shut it down. I ended up spending much of Friday taking it into town (a 30-minute drive), where the very nice Staples guy opened it up, blew dust out of it, and suggested I send it off to the repair shop for a new fan. So the warranty people are sending me a box, and on Monday my trusty computer goes to the ‘hospital’ for up to ten days. I’ll be borrowing my husband’s laptop during that time, but I don’t know how much time I’ll have on it, so the blog may be a little slow for a week and a half. Oh, well, more time to read, right?
With all the news and photos of flooding in the Denver/Boulder/Fort Collins area, I am worried for the Lambspun yarn shop featured in Maggie Sefton’s Knitting Mysteries. I got to visit the shop on our way home from Utah to Virginia. It was charming and the people were so friendly! I don’t know how the shop itself is doing, but a photo from a block or two away shows flood waters… and the area where the shop sits is fairly flat. I really hope they are all right. I was planning to post this coming week about my visit to Lambspun, but I think I’ll hold off until I find out how they weathered these storms.
The past week (9/01 – 9/07) on the blog:
- Deborah Harkness’s New Book of Life in 2014 – YES!!! The third book in the All Soul’s trilogy (after A Discovery of Witches and Shadow of Night) has finally been announced!
- Top Ten Books I Would Love To See As A Movie/TV Show – this was a fun one!
- Review: Grapes of Death by Joni Folger
- Used vs. New Books has sparked a number of thoughtful responses.
- News & Notes – 8/14/13 – the Man Booker shortlist, a new ebook subscription service, thoughts on browsing for books and on putting readers first, the Library of Congress’s 9/11 collection, Reading Bingo, and a lot of other interesting links. Check them out!
The coming week:
- Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books On My Fall 2013 TBR List
- News & Notes – 8/21/13
- Reviews: The Wishing Thread and hopefully The Clockwork Scarab
New additions to the hoard:
Thanks to HMH Books for Young Readers and NetGalley for this YA historical mystery set in George I’s palace. It looks like a lot of fun, and it’s an era that hasn’t featured much in YA yet, so hopefully it will be fresh and interesting as well.
Thank you to author Judith Anne Barton and blogger Melissa at Readingnks for this one! It’s set in the county where my grandparents lived, and looks very interesting.
Purchased in print:
V. V. Wedding writes historical fantasy, with an emphasis on historical. She graciously gave me a copy of the first book in this series, which I have got to finish soon! I’m so impressed so far that I went ahead and bought her second book. (Actually, I bought it before we left on vacation, but I only got around to opening the mail last weekend, and by then last week’s Sunday Post was already finished.)
Purchased or free for my E-reader:
I’ve signed up for the Tackle Your TBR Read-a-thon hosted by Colorimetry and Tressa’s Wishful Endings. I didn’t set a specific goal in numbers; I just want to make a decent dent in the pile of ARCs on my list! So far, I’ve finished and reviewed 2 books: Grapes of Death and The Wishing Thread. I’m currently reading The Clockwork Scarab. I’m also listening to Rick Riordan’s The Red Pyramid. It’s not as much reading as I’d hoped to get done, but several things conspired against my reading time this week!
I signed up for the year-long Cruisin’ thru the Cozies challenge hosted by Socrates’ Book Reviews. I read and reviewed 1 cozy mystery in September, Grapes of Death, bringing my total to 9 books so far this year. My goal for the year is at least 13.