Sunday Post – 3/22/15

March 22, 2015 Sunday Post, Uncategorized 20

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

Robin went back to school last Sunday, and we missed her immediately. She’ll be home again in about seven and a half weeks. It looks like she and her friends will be finding an apartment together for next year, which should be fun for them!

I’ve been in a bit of a review-writing slump recently, so there aren’t any reviews up this week. There will be a few next week, though.  I’m totally failing at the Take Charge of Your TBR Pile challenge – only 4 books so far and no reviews posted. I was aiming for 10 for the month. Blrgh.

Bloggiesta starts tomorrow, and I’m excited! I plan to do some organization, cleaning up, and catching up (including on reviews). I’ll also be unveiling a new header and blog design, so keep your eyes open! (Hint – the bookwyrm will be back, in a whole new way! Many thanks to Christin J. for the sketch and Michelle from Because Reading for the header design.)


Last Week on the Blog


Next Week on the Blog

  • Mon. 3/23/15: TBD
  • Tues. 3/24/15: Ten Childhood Books I Want to Revisit (Top Ten Tuesday) – tentative
  • Wed. 3/25/15: Gender, Books and Publishing
  • Thur. 3/26/15: Never Too Late by Robyn Carr (review)
  • Fri. 3/27/15: TBD
  • Sat. 3/28/15: News & Notes 3/28/15tentative


The Take Control of Your TBR Pile Challenge is underway! I’ve read only 4 qualifying books so far, but I’m hoping to get 2 more read this week.


New Additions to the Hoard

For Review

Many thanks to Midnight Ink, Harlequin, and Severn House!


Bought for Kindle

Waaay too many to put up pictures, so I’ll just list them:

The Magicians of Caprona (Diana Wynne Jones)
Shades of Milk and Honey (Mary Robinette Kowal)
Pendragon (Stephen Lawhead)
The Stolen (Bishop O’Connell)

4:50 From Paddington (Agatha Christie)
In A Dark House (Deborah Crombie)
Now May You Weep (Deborah Crombie)

A Visit From Sir Nicholas (Victoria Alexander)
Any Duchess Will Do (Tessa Dare)
When the Marquess Met His Match (Laura Lee Guhrke)
Three Weeks with Lady X (Eloisa James)
Someone to Watch Over Me (Lisa Kleypas)
Suddenly You (Lisa Kleypas)
The Perils of Pleasure (Julie Anne Long)
No Good Duke Goes Unpunished (Sarah MacLean)
What Happens in Scotland (Jennifer McQuestion)
The Lady Most Likely… (Julia Quinn, Eloisa James, Connie Brockway)


Have a wonderful week!

20 Responses to “Sunday Post – 3/22/15”

  1. Katherine @ I Wish I Lived in a Library

    Good for Robin! Eleanor moved out of the dorms a few months ago and is sharing a house with some friends and it’s been such a great thing for her. Hopefully Robin will enjoy it as well! So many great books this week! I’m excited about Redemption Bay and you got some fantastic Kindle books. I loved Someone to Watch Over Me and 4:50 from Paddington is one of my favorites. The Dare, Guhrke, James and MacLean are all on my TBR. Have a great week!
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    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      I love The 4:50 from Paddington – I picked it up to have on my Kindle, even though I’ve read it at least twice. 🙂 Same with Someone to Watch Over Me and a few of the others. But a bunch are books I haven’t read yet. Summer vacation reading maybe?

  2. Bea @Bea's Book Nook

    Whoa, you bought a lot of books! I see a few titles that I need to check out. I loved living off-campus,I hope Robin does too. I’m not doing well with my TBR challenge either but I keep telling myself that any I get read is an accomplishment. Have a good week. 🙂
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    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      I really went overboard! I think Robin will enjoy being off campus as long as she and her friends can share an apartment, which is what they are looking at. As for the TBR challenge, do you think I can count re-reads? 🙁

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      Oh, I’ll never get caught up either! But as long as I’m finding wonderful books to read, I guess it doesn’t really matter.

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      I probably won’t get to most of those for months (or more)! I really had no business buying them given what’s already on my Kindle and on my TBR. But I do hope to get to some of them soon – the Susanna Kearsley and the two Deborah Crombies are on my personal must-read list for this year.

  3. Bookworm Brandee

    I’m not doing all that well with Taking Control of my TBR either, Lark. This month has been busier than I thought, I think. *ha* I can imagine how hard it is when you daughter goes off to school. My oldest is a junior this year, so I only have one more year with her home. She’s planning to go out of state. 🙁 I hope you’re having a great week!
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    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      This is Robin’s sophomore year, so I’m more used to it than I was last year, but we still miss her when she’s away. You’ll adjust, too, but it’s definitely a change. As someone very wise once said, parenthood is the only job where your goal is to put yourself out of a job! It’s wonderful to see your child maturing and becoming more independent, and at the same time, it’s sad, because you know that eventually, that daily intimacy will no longer be there. But you can also become closer friends as your children mature, and that’s lovely too.