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!
Happy Valentine’s Day! I hope you have something fun planned, whether it’s a date with your significant other, or just staying home to read a good book. Mister Bookwyrm and I are taking the afternoon off and just spending time together. We might watch a good romantic comedy, take a walk, or whatever sounds fun at the time.
My exciting news is that I bought a new 7″ Kindle Fire this week! It’s not the HD version, but it looks like it will be fine for what I need, and they were on sale for $40. Since I don’t have a smartphone, I hope to use it for some of the apps I would otherwise put on a smartphone, as well as for watching movies on the go and reading books that have photos or illustrations, which I can’t do on my Paperwhite.
Ash Wednesday was this week, which means Lent has begun. Instead of giving up something I shouldn’t be eating anyway, I’ve decided it’s a good time to start letting go of stuff — physical stuff that’s cluttering my house, and mental/emotional stuff that’s holding me back. So I’m going spend a little while each day looking for things I neither need nor truly love anymore, and letting them go… along with whatever emotions have been keeping me from getting rid of them.
I’ll be working really hard this week, so I may not be around much; that’s why the schedule is so tentative for the coming week.
Decluttering report: I gave a box of 37 books to the library book sale, including a bunch of books sent for review consideration that were not my taste at all. (They are finished books, not ARCs.) A second box is about half-full so far.
Last Week on the Blog
- Mon. 2/08: Switcheroo (Aaron Elkins) – review
- Tues. 2/09: My Favorite Series Couples – Top Ten Tuesday
- Wed. 2/10: In the Dragon’s Eye: Because of Miss Bridgerton
- Thur. 2/11: TOUR: Death and the Brewmaster’s Widow – review & giveway
- Sat. 2/13: News & Notes 2/13/16 – There are some great movie/tv adaptations coming up!
- Sun. 2/14: Sunday Post 2/14/16 – this post
Don’t miss the Death and the Brewmaster’s Widow giveaway!
Upcoming on the Blog
- Tues. 2/16: Only a Promise (Mary Balogh) – review
- Thur. 2/18: Restoree (McCaffrey) – Review & Giveaway!
- Fri. 2/19: TBD
- Sat. 2/20: News & Notes 2/20/16 – tentative
- Sun. 2/21: Sunday Post 2/21/16 – tentative
Next weekend I’ll be back in Utah for my aunt’s funeral and finishing an index, so Saturday and Sunday’s posts may not happen.
What I’m Reading/Watching
I read quite a lot this week. I started Cathy Ace’s The Case of the Missing Morris Dancer, then caved in to temptation and read Robyn Carr’s new series opener, What We Find and Amanda Quick’s ‘Til Death Do Us Part, as well as a short story by Jayne Castle, “Bridal Jitters.” I also read To Scotland with Love by Patricia Griffin, a new author for me. I’ve started one of my library books, A Deadly Tail, and I’m reading Scaling Down: Living Large in a Smaller Space to see if it will help with my Lenten resolution. And I DNF’d Reign of Shadows; there wasn’t anything wrong with it, but it wasn’t a good choice for me with all that’s been going on recently — too dark and creepy. (Other people probably won’t find it so.)
With Doctor Who gone from Netflix [oh, sadness!], I’ve been rewatching the Poirot mysteries with David Suchet, starting with Season 1. That should keep me going for a while! I never did see all of them, so it’s especially fun to go back and see the ones I missed.
New Additions to the Hoard
Cover links take you to Goodreads.
For Review or Review Consideration
Purchased for Kindle
I read “Bridal Jitters” the night I got it (it’s just a long short story or very short novella.) ACOTAR, To Scotland with Love, The Goodbye Witch, and The Perfect Match are also new to me. The rest are old friends, and in the case of the Cadfael books, will let me give away my old paperbacks with tiny print. All of these were on sale except “Bridal Jitters.”
Purchased in Print
I saw this on the Friends of the Library sale shelves, and had to have it. I love Tasha Tudor’s art, and this book seems perfect for Valentine’s Day!
From the Library
I didn’t expect either of the fiction books to make it through cataloging so quickly, but I’m delighted!
Have a wonderful Valentine’s Day,and a fantastic week!