Happy Valentine’s Day! (Sunday Post 2/14/16)

February 14, 2016 Sunday Post 8

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

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.


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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 Dancerthen 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 Shadowsthere 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

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Purchased for Kindle
A Court of Thorns and Roses. by Sarah J. Maas
To Scotland with Love, by Patience Griffin
Bridal Jitters (Ghost Hunters #0.5) by Jayne Castle
A Wind in the Door, by Madeleine L'Engle

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
Tasha Tudor: All for Love (illustrated book)

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
Winterwood, by Jacey Bedford
A Deadly Tail, by Dixie Lyle
Scaling Down: Living Large in a Smaller Space, by Culberston and Decker

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!


8 Responses to “Happy Valentine’s Day! (Sunday Post 2/14/16)”

  1. Literary Feline

    Happy Valentine’s Day to you too! I hope you had a nice day. I hope you enjoy your new Kindle! I have a Fire too, but prefer to do most of my reading on my Paperwhite of the two. Sounds like the decluttering is going well for you! We were disappointed Netflix removed Doctor Who as well. We ended up buying the discs since we had planned to anyway–just sooner than we anticipated. We’re still watching now and then. Mostly when the television is on my daughter wants to re-watch the Harry Potter movies. Haha

    I hope you have a great week!
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    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      I may have to do that, too — one season at a time.

      I prefer reading on the Paperwhite, but there are a few books that don’t work well on it (knitting books with photos, for instance.) And I’m looking forward to being able to watch a movie or something on my next plane flight.

  2. Charlie @ Girl of 1000 Wonders

    Happy Valentine’s Day! I spent it with the man, who I made take me to the expensive bra store. Because, you know, large bosoms are expensive to properly outfit. *sigh* Then we went to a new-ish Irish restaurant downtown. SO so good.