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.
Well, my computer is off to the repair shop, and I’m finding out just how frustrating it is to use someone else’s. All my bookmarks are gone, my husband’s keyboard is super-clicky, and his mouse doesn’t seem to understand me at all. But hey — at least I have access to a computer!
The biggest news of the week is that ‘Robin’ is back safe and sound from her 3-week wilderness backpacking trip. And they do mean wilderness! This wasn’t trail hiking; they were really in the wild. She reports that it was “freakin’ awesome!” (For any of you who haven’t read the last several Sunday Posts, the trip is her college’s version of orientation, and along with the week of preparation, counts as a 4-credit course.) Now she has a few days off before the semester proper begins, which she’s been spending with her new friends.
I had a good week blogging-wise; I got a bunch of posts out and several books read. Saturday, though, I was feeling really burnt-out, so I took a break from my scheduled ARCs and re-read an old favorite just for fun.
Today, I hope to get up to Washington, D.C., for the National Book Festival. There are some wonderful authors giving talks and doing signings. I’m hoping to get books signed by Susan Cooper and Tamora Pierce, and perhaps a few others as well. And yes, I’ll try to take pictures and blog about the festival later this week!
The past week (9/17 – 9/22) on the blog:
- Top Ten Tuesday: My Fall TBR List features a lot of fantasy with a smattering of mystery and historical fiction thrown in.
- The 2013 National Book Festival is coming! Actually, it’s already here, and I plan to attend today.
- The Wishing Thread by Lisa Van Allen (review) – a wonderful book and well worth reading.
- Shiver me timbers! (a list of pirate books) in honor of Talk Like a Pirate Day.
- In the Dragon’s Eye: Battle Magic, by Tamora Pierce – I’m looking forward to this, since I really love Pierce’s books.
- News & Notes – 9/21/13 – National Book Award longlists (including links to some free samples), ebook revenues, Banned Books week heads-up, an editor on working with Roald Dahl, Mark Grist recites his poem “I like a girl who reads”, a Harlequin writing contest, several movie adaptations coming, and a few more goodies.
The coming week:
- Top Ten Tuesday: Best Sequels Ever
- News & Notes – 8/28/13
- Reviews: The Clockwork Scarab, A Seaside Christmas, and possibly one more
New additions to the hoard:
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! During the challenge, I finished and reviewed 2 books: Grapes of Death and The Wishing Thread. I also read The Clockwork Scarab and A Seaside Christmas, listened to Rick Riordan’s The Red Pyramid, and started A Study in Silks as well as a real-time re-read of A Discovery of Witches (I’ll be reading each chapter on the day it ‘occurs’.) I’m a little bummed that I didn’t get more done, but glad that I got through those books at least. As usual, though, I was not good about posting about my progress!
I’m also participating in the year-long NetGalley Challenge sponsored by Red House Books. I finished two books toward that challenge this week: The Clockwork Scarab and A Seaside Christmas. Reviews of both should be coming next week.