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!
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:
Last Week on the Blog
- Sun. 9/04/16: Sunday Post
- Mon. 9/05/16: Closed Casket, the new Poirot novel – plus a free Christie podcast! – tour spotlight
- Thurs. 9/08/16: Live Long and Prosper, Star Trek – 50th anniversary tribute
Upcoming on the Blog
- Mon. 9/12/16: Wait, It’s Monday Already? (Sunday Post) – this post
- Tues. 9/13/16: I’m Joining the Tackle Your TBR Read-a-thon
- Tues. 9/13/16: My All-Time Favorite Books of X Genre – Top Ten Tuesday; very tentative
- Wed. 9/14/16: TBD
- Thurs. 9/15/16: TBD
- Fri. 9/16/16: TBD
- Sat. 9/17/16: News & Notes
- Sun. 9/18/16: Sunday Post
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 Honey, the 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!