Sunday Post – Off to See the Parents – 8/02/15

August 2, 2015 Sunday Post 23

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

Robin passed her driving test (huzzah!) and she’s off petsitting for a friend of mine – two big, sweet Labradoodles and two mischievous 5-month-old kittens. She’s having a wonderful time, though she says one of the kittens is a real handful – into everything and chewing on anything.

I’ve spent the week working – well, trying to work. It’s going slowly because of the wrist/thumb thing. I’m using Dragon voice-recognition software, but I still have to use the mouse a lot, and with my left hand, that’s a challenge. I’ve also got to start packing, since Robin and I leave early this week to visit my parents in New Mexico.

I’ve got a few posts scheduled for the coming month while I’m away, but not as many as I’d like. I’ll add a few more while I’m gone, but I plan to spend most of the time visiting with family and getting this index done and the next one started.


Last Week on the Blog

Cover: Robyn Carr_Wildest Dreamds


Next Week on the Blog

  • Mon. 8/03/15: Murder at Barclay Meadows (Wendy Sand Eckel) (review)
  • Tues. 8/04/15: Ten Fairytale Retellings I’ve Read/Want to Read  (Top Ten Tuesday) – tentative
  • Thur. 8/06/15: Serafina and the Black Cloak (Robert Beatty)  (review) – tentative
  • Sat. 8/08/15: News & Notes – 8/08/15 – very tentative
  • Sun. 8/09/15: Sunday Post – 8/09/15tentative


What I’m Reading/Watching

What with having to cut back on computer time, I got more reading done this week – yay!!! I finished reading Murder at Barclay Meadow, which was really good. I also read Siren’s Call (Jayne Castle), Not Always a Saint (Mary Jo Putney, ARC), Phantom Evil (Heather Graham – the first Krewe of Hunters book), and Night Moves (Nora Roberts – one of her earlier efforts, and I wasn’t very happy with it.) I’ve already written and scheduled reviews for three of them, and drafted notes for the other two.

Robin and I watched a few more episodes of Avatar: The Last Airbender and Mr. Bookwyrm and I watched several ST:DS9 episodes, but it wasn’t a big TV-watching week.


New Additions to the Hoard

Cover links take you to Goodreads

For Review or Review Consideration

My first digital Avon Addicts package came in! I should receive a physical one next month – Mr. Bookwyrm will have to bring it to me when he joins us later in the month. I don’t know whether the books will be the same or not – it’s going to take a little while to get the hang of this Avon Addicts thing! Can’t wait to read the Eva Leigh book – the publicist says she’s like Tessa Dare, which sounds great.


 Many thanks to Avon, Disney-Hyperion, Harlequin, and Minotaur!


Purchased for Kindle

  I’ve reviewed the Sarah Morgan book and the two Lynn Cahoon mysteries, but wanted my own copies so I could refer to them when the next one in each series comes out. A review of Siren’s Call will be coming this month. All of these were on sale, except the two Marion Zimmer Bradley titles, which are old favorites. The Complete Miss Marple is a really good deal, if you’re a Christie or mystery fan – all 13 books and the short stories for $5.99 (Amazon).

Cover links take you to Goodreads or my review, if I’ve posted one.


Have a great week, everybody, and happy reading!

23 Responses to “Sunday Post – Off to See the Parents – 8/02/15”

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      I think The Rose Garden is one of Kearsley’s backlist titles which have been re-released by Sourcebooks. Isn’t that a gorgeous cover?! I read Named of the Dragon recently, and it was excellent, so I am eager to read more of her books. Have a great week!

  1. RO

    My goodness, that’s the pits for a writer to have a painful hand, and hope you feel better soon. Are little kittens adorable, and still mischievous? That’s what makes them so fun. Glad you’re able to spend some time with parents, family is so important. I’m a fan of Sandra Hill, but I admit to being a little nervous about her venturing into the vampire world. (lol) Looking forward to your review. Happy Sunday and have a safe and fun trip! Hugs…Ro

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      It’s not that painful, mostly just a little stiff and sore, but my thumb is partly numb so there’s a pinched nerve in there somewhere, which is worrisome. I love kittens – and cats – but kittens are more active which makes them both more fun and more exhausting! Can’t wait to spend time with my parents and sister’s family, but I will miss Mr. Bookwyrm – he has to stay home to work. As for Sandra Hill, I haven’t read her yet, so this will be my first exposure to her. Have a great week, and thank you for coming by!

  2. Heather @ Random Redheaded Ramblings

    Lots and lots of good books, I have Hunter but I have heard mixed things about it, I hope I enjoy it and you too!

    I have a love/hate thing with packing when we go anywhere I usually have the cases down about three months before hand and start putting things in it which are re-arranged right up until the last minute.

    Have a good time in New Mexico!
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    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      I dither over what to pack, and always end up bringing waaaay too much stuff. It’s almost better if I don’t start until the day before we leave – but then I get all anxious and stressed out. Someday I will learn to pack light… but this is not that day. 😉

      Hope we both enjoy Hunter! I honestly didn’t expect to get it; I requested back in April or May, and so much time went by that I had pretty much given up!

      I hope you have a wonderful week. Thanks for coming by!

  3. Michelle @ Because reading

    Petsitting is so much fun even when the kittens are handfuls 🙂

    You got lots of books this week, A Thousand Nights has a great cover. I have seen a few people with it on their lists. Now I am curious 🙂

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

      I hope I can get through all the ARCs, let alone the stuff I bought. Well, most of the stuff I bought is for later sometime… when I have more time! LOL I am looking forward to A Thousand Nights; it looks like a different take on the Arabian Nights. Have a wonderful week!

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      Well… the book haul doesn’t mean I had time to actually read them yet! But I did get more reading done last week. And this week is off to a good start, too. Have a wonderful week!

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      I hope we both like Hunter! Lackey has been sometimes only so-so for me recently, but this looks unlike anything I’ve read by her before, so I’m really interested to see what she does with it.

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      I’ve used Dragon before when I had a lot of typing and my hands were getting a little sore, but only for indexing, where I’m mostly just dictating single words or phrases at a time. It’s different when you’re trying to use it for everything! I hadn’t realized how much of my writing/composition is done through my fingers, a phrase at a time, deleting and changing things as I go. It’s much harder when I’m trying to compose a complete, polished sentence all in my head and dictate it all at once.

      Thanks for the good wishes, and have a great week!

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      Wow, I hadn’t realized how many comments I had missed until I got my plugin working again! I’m sorry I didn’t respond sooner. Yes, Dragon works pretty well for me, though it’s not perfect and is somewhat slower. When I write, I think as much with my fingers as my brain, it seems, so it’s a little harder to write reviews and so on without typing them.

  4. Rita @ View From My Home

    Well you certainly have a great stack of books to read through this month! I hope you and Robin enjoy your SW trip with the parents/grandparents!

    I have the second Thunder Point, The Newcomer, in paperback ready to read soon and look forward to more of the series. I read the first Krewe Hunters and have the second in that series also to pick up soon.
    I’m thinking of starting Jayne Castle, just not sure which book I will jump into this long-running series with! Murder at Barclay Meadow appeals to me and was put on my wishlist. I’ve read the first Lynne Cahoon and need to get back to that series one of these days.

    So happy for you to be an Avon Addict– nice looking covers, and while I’m not familiar with those titles, I bet there are a few I would enjoy reading. See you when we see you 🙂 Safe travels.
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    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      I love seeing exploring new series and genres, especially some of the books and series that I’ve had fun reading! The Krewe series is fun; I need to get book two. Lynn Cahoon’s series is light, fun for when I want something in the mystery genre but quick and not heavy. And you know I love Robyn Carr!

  5. Melissa (My words and pages)

    Congrats on her passing the drivers test! 😀 And hope you enjoy all your new reads. Take care!