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!
The National Book Festival in DC and the Baltimore Book Festival are both this weekend…and I didn’t have the time to go to either of them. Pfooey! Instead, I’m home trying to get all my ducks in a row for my choruses. We start rehearsals on Oct. 2, and I’m still scrambling to find an accompanist for one of the groups, and trying to finalize the music. (I’m usually a little better prepared than this, but there were complications this year having nothing to do with me.)
On the plus side, one more index down, two to go by mid October. And I’ve got one booked for November and one for December. I’m really pleased to be so much in demand, even if it does cut into my blogging time. *winks*
Last Week on the Blog
- Sun. 9/18/16: Sunday Post – 9/18/16
- Mon. 9/19/16: Movie Review: The Imitation Game
- Thurs. 9/22/16: The Life She Wants (Robyn Carr) – tour
- Sat. 9/24/16: News & Notes – 9/24/16
- Sun. 9/25/16: Sunday Post – this post
Upcoming on the Blog
- Mon. 9/26/16: Snowfall on Haven Point (Thayne) – tour review
- Tues. 9/27/16: – Top Books on My 2016 Fall TBR List
- Wed. 9/28/16: The Sea King’s Daughter: A Russian Legend – review
- Thurs. 9/29/16: Death of a Reenactor: Darkest Journey (Graham) – review
- Fri. 9/30/16: TBD
- Sat. 10/01/16: News & Notes – tentative
- Sun. 10/02/16: Sunday Post – tentative
What I’m Reading/Watching
I reached my Goodreads Reading Challenge goal for 2016! A whole three-and-a-half months early! Granted, I did it by doing a lot of re-reading — 89 of the 180 books I’ve read are books I’ve read before, which means they went faster. And two others were coloring books I reviewed (but didn’t color.) But it’s still an achievement — and I have three months to fit in more new-to-me books as well as add to the total number read. I guess I’d better set the bar a little higher next year!
I read Emily March’s Christmas in Eternity Springs (ARC) this week. I do love that series! Other than that, well… lots of work=stress=I turn to rereading. So I reread Mercedes Lackey’s first two Herald Spy novels (I finished the ARC of book 3, Closer to the Chest, a week or two ago.) And now I’m rereading the Arrows trilogy; it was Lackey’s debut series and still one of my favorites. I’m also rereading A Discovery of Witches for the Real-Time Read-Along. It’s been tough to stick with just a chapter or two a day—when I start reading, I tend to plow right ahead and ignore chapter divisions! I did get ahead on Thursday night, but I backed up on Friday and reread just that day’s chapter to get myself back on track. I need to get back to Shades of Milk and Honey, the first in the Glamourist Histories by Mary Robinette Kowal (purchased.)
I’m still listening to Made in America by Bill Bryson. And I’m still working my way through the the Poirot mysteries starring David Suchet; we watched Appointment with Death and Three Act Tragedy this week.
New Additions to the Hoard
Cover links take you to Goodreads.
For Review or Review Consideration
Many thanks to St. Martin’s/Minotaur!
Purchased for Kindle
Purchased in Print
From the Library