Sunday Post – St. Crispin’s Day – 10/25/15

October 25, 2015 Sunday Post 35

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

Friday night, Mr. Bookwyrm and I went to see Sister Act (the musical) at the local dinner theater. The musical is a lot of fun – similar to the movie, but with some changes to the setting and time period, and with totally different music. The performances were strong, especially the woman who played Deloris (an actress brought in to play this part.) (And no, that’s not a typo; that’s how the character’s name is spelled.) Dinner was delicious, and we had a wonderful time. Yesterday, we went to a St. Crispin’s Day bonfire/picnic/party held annually by friends of ours – another fun day!

My birthday is this week, and I have a ton of work to do also, so it will be a mix of fun and hard slogging. But I’m hoping to make at least a little more progress on the Blog Ahead Challenge. So far I have 15 posts scheduled for Nov. 1 and beyond. Three of them are reviews of older books that I can keep in the vault until needed. I’d like to get to 20 scheduled posts by the end of this month, but we’ll see. This week’s posts are a bit up in the air, too – I have some reviews to write tonight and tomorrow for books I read recently, and hopefully I’ll post a few of those. Otherwise, I’ll pull something out of the vault.


Last Week on the Blog



This Week on the Blog



What I’m Reading/Watching

I’ve been listening to  The Night Circus occasionally. I read Home by Nightfall (Charles Finch) and Marry Me at Christmas (Susan Mallery), both of which I really enjoyed. I’m nearly finished with Best Worst Mistake (Lia Riley), which is light and fun.

I took a break from season 6 of Star Trek: Deep Space 9 to continue watching the Lord Peter Wimsey/Harriet Vane series with Edward Petherbridge and Harriet Walter, which I started the previous week. So far, I’ve watched Strong Poison (3 episodes) and Have His Carcase (4 episodes.) I’ll probably watch Gaudy Night this week, unless I throw in a few (unscary) Halloween movies like The Canterville Ghost. 


New Additions to the Hoard

For Review

Nothing this week!

Purchased for Kindle


Have a great week, everybody, and happy reading!


35 Responses to “Sunday Post – St. Crispin’s Day – 10/25/15”

  1. Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

    Dinner and musical in once sounds fantastic, Lark! I’m glad you and Mr. Bookwyrm had such a good time.
    Happy birthday! I hope you’ll have a fun day, and even if there will be working to do next week I hope you’ll have time for some fun as well.
    Your new books look great, enjoy them!
    Have a fantastic week ahead and happy reading.
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  2. Jan

    Sister Act sounds like it was great. Fun to do a dinner theater. I’m hoping to make more progress on Blog Ahead this week. So far I haven’t done as much as I hoped, but figure every little bit helps. I hope you don’t have to work too hard. The Canterville Ghost sounds like a great idea for this week. I haven’t seen that for a long time.

    Happy Birthday, Lark! I hope you do something fun!
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    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      I’ve been so bad with Kindle book deals. I just buy them and figure I’ll get around to them eventually. And half of them, I probably won’t! I know it will be ages before I open either of those two, given everything else I’ve got to read. (I did read one of the books I bought this week, though!)

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      Thank you, Deborah! I’ll be pretty busy all week – working on an index, working on music, and trying to get some more posts done. But I’m looking forward to my birthday tomorrow and to Halloween on Saturday. Oops, just remembered that I need to get the Halloween decorations up!

  3. Stormi

    Dinner theater! I wish we had that type of thing around where I live! So cool! I have to go search for the Lord Whimsey show you are watching and see what it’s about..I am curious…lol. You got some great additions for your kindle! 🙂

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    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      We didn’t have one for years; we had to drive up into Maryland or northern Virginia. But about 18 years ago, a real lover of theater got some backers and was able to pull together enough funding to build a dedicated dinner theater and convention space. It’s a nice theater, with a full fly loft and all (but, shortsightedly, no orchestra pit; the orchestra is on the same level as the ground-floor tables.) We’re really lucky to have not only such a good theater space, but a terrific production team and wonderful actors, both local and those who come in for specific shows.

      Enjoy the Lord Peter Wimsey series – they’re wonderful! There are two series, really. Ian Carmichael played the part in the 1970s; he filmed five of the books (usually four episodes per book) and was very good, though perhaps a bit bluffer and heartier than Peter is in the books. Then in the late 1980s, three of the four books with Harriet Vane (Peter’s love interest and eventual wife) were adapted for television, starring Edward Petherbridge. He looks the part a bit more, and captures the complexities of Peter’s personality better. But I like them both enormously.

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      The way I look at it, if you got even one or two posts scheduled ahead that you wouldn’t have otherwise, you succeed, so don’t berate yourself!

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      I love her Finishing School series (YA) set in the same world, and I’ve been wanting to give the adult series a try. Thank you for the birthday wishes!

  4. Katherine @ I Wish I Lived in a Library

    You inspired me to dig up the episodes of Poirot that go with the books I’ve read so far this year and I’m so enjoying them! David Suchet just is Poirot. I’m looking forward to doing the same with Sayers once I finish these.
    The dinner theater sounds like such fun! I haven’t been to a play in ages though I think we’re going to try to go soon. Great books this week! Best Worst Mistake has caught my eye and I’m hoping to get a copy soon. Have a great week!
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    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      Suchet’s portrayal of Poirot is inspired. He really is Poirot, you’re right.

      Have a great week, and I hope you get to see some theater soon!

  5. Michelle @ Because reading

    Happy Birthday! (this week) I love dinner theatre but I never have anyone to go with, going to have to wait till my daughter gets older to take her with me 🙂

    You are doing great with Blog Ahead, I am failing at it so bad lol I am hoping to get a bunch done with week but I say that every week and never seem to get that far. Oh Well 🙂

    Have a great week, Lark! Happy Reading! ox
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    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      Hippo birdie, two ewe! (That’s from a card by Sandra Boynton that our family loved so much, it got given to almost everyone at some point or another.) In other words, Happy Birthday! I’ll drop by and wish you a proper birthday on your blog.

  6. Lola

    I really enjoyed the Sister Act movie, so I can imagine seeing the musical would be a great experience. I am glad to hear you enjoyed it!

    Happy birthday in advance! I hope it will be a fun day! And good luck with your Blog Ahead challenge, I am hoping to get a few more posts done this week as well.

    My boyfriend and I finished watching Star Trek Voyager this week, so we’re thinking of starting Deep Space 9 now. Are you enjoyed Deep Space 9 so far? Have a great week and enjoy your new books!
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    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      Thank you for the birthday wishes, Lola! I loved the beginning and middle of DS9. For some reason, when the series first aired, I started to lose interest a bit in the last season-and-a-half – just about where we are now. I’m not sure why; perhaps partly because I wasn’t happy with what they did with some of the characters, and perhaps partly because I find the Star Trek universe more compelling when they are exploring than when they are at war. But yes, it’s a very good series. Avery Brooks is terrific as Captain Benjamin Sisko, and the rest of the ensemble cast is pretty good. Plus, there are (eventually) two cast members who were also on Star Trek: The Next Generation, Miles O’Brien (Colm Meany) and Worf (Michael Dorn), which I enjoy because I like both those characters.

  7. Krysta @ Pages Unbound

    Dinner and a musical sounds fantastic–a nice spin on the classic dinner and a movie, too.

    I’d be interested in your not-scary Top Ten Tuesday as I am decidedly against scary things on Halloween. Why can’t we just have cute pumpkin decorations and hand out treats while playing cheesy Halloween songs instead of making everything dark and creepy??

  8. RAnn

    Sister Act is a fun show; unfortunately when I went to see it I fell down the stairs on the way out and sprained my foot, which hurt for over six months.