Wait, It’s Monday Already? (Sunday Post, 9/12/2016)

September 12, 2016 Sunday Post 12

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

I’m really late getting this post up — in fact, it’s Monday afternoon already. But that’s because I was away all weekend, having an awesome reunion with the kids I grew up with, including three of my cousins. We were all “faculty brats” at a boarding school where our parents worked, and we lived on campus. There were about 9 of us in the core group, and only two couldn’t make it. We had a fantastic time! We spent all day Saturday wandering around the campus, seeing what was the same and what had changed. We recreated an old first-day-of-school photo; we went down to the stream and waded in the water like we used to do…and all the time we were remembering people and events from our past, and catching each other up on what we knew. We even visited sites in the nearby small town where we used to go. We were amazingly free-range back then; we had full run of the campus, which was pretty big, plus we could go through the woods to a nearby spring, and when we were a bit older, even bike to the little town to go to the library or the store. It was great to see all those people and places again.

And because it was just us, without our spouses or children, it felt a little like it felt back then—only without the rivalries. Two of the moms joined us for dinner one night, along with the family of one of my friends; the rest of our spouses and kids couldn’t make it.

The only frustrating thing was that I forgot to pack my camera, and my cell phone camera is terrible, so I didn’t take a single picture. I’m relying on my friends to give me their photos. I also didn’t pack my computer, and I was right—I didn’t have time to use it at all. Hence the lateness of this post!

To make up for no photos of the reunion, here’s a picture of the ducks I saw on my walk this morning:


Ducks on my morning walk. Photo © The Bookwyrm’s Hoard, 2016


Last Week on the Blog



Upcoming on the Blog


What I’m Reading/Watching

Reading: My re-reading binge finally broke, and I plunged back into my review copies this week. I finished The Life She Wants (Robyn Carr; ARC), Someone to Love (Mary Balogh; ARC), The Trouble with Mistletoe (Jill Shalvis; ARC), and Closer to the Chest (Mercedes Lackey; ARC), all of which I enjoyed (and I loved the Mary Balogh.) I’m three-quarters of the way through Shades of Milk and Honeythe first in the Glamourist Histories by Mary Robinette Kowal (purchased), which is like Jane Austen with artistic magic.


New Additions to the Hoard

Cover links take you to Goodreads.

For Review or Review Consideration

A whole bunch came in this week! Many thanks to DAW, Midnight Ink, Avon, and Harlequin.


Purchased for Kindle
From the Library

A lot of my holds came in this week, too!


Happy reading!


12 Responses to “Wait, It’s Monday Already? (Sunday Post, 9/12/2016)”

  1. Got My Book

    Glad to hear you had such a good time. Your childhood sounds like the perfect background for a book, you just need to throw in some sort of mystery.

    I have Futhermore on hold from my Library also. Hopefully the people in front of me on the hold list will read it quickly and return it.

    Sunday Summary #19

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      I hadn’t thought of it, but you’re right. It would make a good kid’s mystery series, or a book like The Penderwicks. Hmmmm…

      I hope you get Furthermore soon! I’m looking forward to diving in. 🙂

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      Thank you, Emily! In some ways, it really was awesome. In others, pretty average, I think. Living on campus had its pluses and minuses, but the freedom to roam was definitely a plus!

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      Yes, the holiday reads have started to come in! I have to read some for tours, but I hope to save a few for the #HoHoHoRAT. And you’re right, I was kicking myself about the camera. OTOH, I was probably a lot more “in the moment” without it. 🙂

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      It was great! So good to see everyone again! I like ducks too. But I miss Aflack — a white (possibly albino?) duck who used to hang out at the lake for several years, whom we named for the medical-insurance company commercials featuring a white duck. I think one of these ducks may be his or her grandchild or great-grandchild.

  2. Berls

    Sounds like you had an amazing time! I would love to see those pictures once you get them 🙂 stinks forgetting your camera – I’ve been known to not take a single picture, despite having a camera (and decent camera in my phone). Thank goodness pictures are so easy to share these days. Have a great week!
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    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      It was a fantabulous weekend! All the photos are of us rather than the place, so I’m hesitant to put them up here without everyone’s permission. We’re friends on FB, though, so you can probably see some of them on my wall. (Personal, not blog.) But I have to say, I’m beginning to lust after a smartphone with a decent camera. My little stupid-phone is fine for calls and text, but I keep finding things I would do if only I had a smartphone — like photos without my camera, and Audible books.

      Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Rita @ View From My Books

    It’s great that you had such a lovely reunion with close friends! What a great experience, and as long as others took pics it’s fine that you didn’t– you got to see things in the present and not for the camera 🙂

    I recently picked up the first in the Loretta Ross series– hope it’s a good one. I got the idea from Katherine, who is reading all of them. The cover of the Mary Balogh is gorgeous. She is an author I’m thinking of trying out sometime.

    Have a fun, relaxing and peaceful week!
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    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      I had the same thought—that I was more “present” and in the moment without my camera. And I hope you have fun with the Loretta Ross series! I’ve read the first two and really liked them, so I’m excited for the third.