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
anna @ herding cats & burning soup
Always awesome to be in demand 😀 Whoa on the re-reads! I think I managed 4 this year lol. But congrats on hitting your Goodreads goal! I hit mine this week too which was fun 🙂 Good luck with chorus prep this week!
anna @ herding cats & burning soup recently posted…Tasty Delights– Cauli-Tots
Yes, it’s nice to be offered enough work that I actually have to turn some down (though I wish I could squeeze it all in!) Yeah, I went overboard on the re-reads this year, for reasons. (See my reply to Berls’ comment.) Congratulations on hitting your GR goal – well done! And thanks for the good wishes. It’s so much fun working with the kids!
Good for you, being in demand! A good feeling I’m sure 🙂 wow, I haven’t read more than 3 reread a this year I don’t think… Maybe 4. But u also must read much faster than I do – as my goal is only 150 books and I’m behind. Start reading for my goal now that you’re done with yours 😉 have a great week and good luck with your choruses!
Berls recently posted…Sunday Post | Pissy Week
I do read quickly, but even more so when I’m reading a book I’ve read before. 🙂 I went kind of overboard on re-reading this year, with two extended re-reading binges. The first one was brought on by losing both an aunt and an uncle within a month; I did a lot of escape- and comfort-reading for several months. To be honest, I’m not sure what kicked off the second round, except too much work. Thanks for the good wishes with the choruses! I’m excited to get started; I always love working with “my kids.”
Tracy @ Cornerfolds
Aww! I’m sad you couldn’t make it to the book conferences but it sounds like you’ve had a good week anyway! I’m so interested in A Discovery of Witches but just never did get around to reading it. Have a great week!
Tracy @ Cornerfolds recently posted…Weekly Recap: 9/18 – 9/24
I hope you get a chance to read A Discovery of Witches at some point, because it’s really good. Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you’re having a good week too!
The Imitation Game is coming to Netflix in October and I plan to watch it. I hope everything works out with the Choir, but it usually does, even if it is stressful 🙂 I haven’t done a re-read at all this year. Boo.
kimbacaffeinate recently posted…Sunday Post #232 Hello Autumn
The Imitation Game was wonderful! You should definitely watch it. I spent yesterday and today working on the music and just finalized the music choices about 1/2 an hour ago, so that’s one thing to check off my to-do list! I’m sure that the rest of it will work out, too. Are there any books you’d really like to re-read someday? Maybe you could squeeze a few in next year. 🙂
Are you in a singing group Lark? What are the choruses? Goodluck either way!
Emily Alfano recently posted…Review: The Iron Knight
I sing in my church choir and in a community chorus that sings the great composers; we’re doing several Vaughn Williams pieces this fall. But I also direct two community choruses, one for children and one for teens. That’s what I’ve been working on this week — getting the music lined up and sending out publicity to get kids signed up. Thanks for the good wishes!
Got My Book
Citizen of the Galaxy is an interesting one. It is really more like a trilogy of novellas than a single book, since the various parts take place in such different settings. I think the middle part is my favorite.
True. It will be interesting to see how it works as a graphic novel.
Rita @ View From My Books
Wish I was into rereading (I know you love it!) but congrats for fulfilling a challenge!
I do want to pick up a Thayne or March holiday book in the next month or so. I’ve heard so many good things about them.
Rita @ View From My Books recently posted…What I’ve Been Reading- 9/27/16
I enjoy both, but Emily March’s books are deeper, on the whole, while Thayne’s are quicker reads. Have fun!