Sunday Post – 4/24/16

April 24, 2016 Sunday Post, Uncategorized 22

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

Mr. Bookwyrm was on travel all week, but I kept busy anyway. I spent several days building a website for my indexing business. I’ve wanted to do that for a while, but kept procrastinating because I didn’t know where to start. I finally just sat myself down and wrote up some marketing material, then got online and picked a clean, simple, free WordPress theme. I hunted around and found a good header image that was free for commercial use — and laughed when I realized I’d picked the same one that the preview theme used, only theirs was black and white and mine is (subdued) color. Then I had to teach myself how to change the home page to a static page instead of a blog; set up an “About me” and “Contact” page, find a contact form plugin and create a contact form. I learned a lot, and I was very grateful for everything I’ve learned about WordPress and html while I was blogging. I’m pretty satisfied with the end result, though I’ve got a few additions planned — a list of clients and a sample list of books I’ve indexed.

I also cashiered for the library booksale for most of an afternoon (and managed not to buy any more books — though I did get a knitting pattern.) Oh, and I got my hair cut, and got my new glasses adjusted to fit more comfortably, so I can actually wear them. Mr. Bookwyrm got home Friday night, and Saturday we went to a friend’s housewarming party.  All in all, a good week despite spending most of it on my own.


 Last Week on the Blog


Lory H. is the winner of The Murder of Mary Russell giveawayCongratulations, Lori!

The giveaway for “An Unhappy Medium” ends Monday night!


Upcoming on the Blog

  • Mon. 4/25:  Flawless (Heather Graham)
  • Tues. 4/26: Top Ten Bookwyrm Delights — tentative
  • Wed. 4/27: In the Dragon’s Eye: League of Dragons
  • Thur. 4/28: Masks and Shadows (Stephanie Burgis) — tentative
  • Fri. 4/29: Clean Sweep ARC Challenge — sign-up & goals
  • Sat. 4/30: News & Notes 4/30/16
  • Sun. 5/01: Sunday Post 5/01/16


What I’m Reading/Watching

I finished Riverbend Road (RaeAnne Thayne, ARC) and read Masks and Shadows (Stephanie Burgis, ARC), Haunted Destiny (Heather Graham, ARC), and Heart of Evil (Heather Graham, backlist). I also reread The Blue Hills by Elizabeth Goudge, in honor of her birthday today. And I’ve started the first in what so far looks to be a great new cozy series, Crime and Poetry by Amanda Flower (Magical Bookshop series; library.)

In audio, I finally finished listening to the Great Courses lecture series on Great World Religions: Judaism — it was very good. I’ve started the Great World Religions: Christianity course, which is equally good so far.


New Additions to the Hoard

Cover links take you to Goodreads.

 For Review or Review Consideration

Many thanks to Berkley and Harlequin!


Purchased for Kindle

I haven’t read any of these except Named of the Dragon, which I read as an ARC. (my review) I gave my old paperback to my mom, so I didn’t have a copy anymore, and I’m pretty sure I’ll want to re-read it again someday. Shakespeare’s Wife is nonfiction, and looks good; I’ve always wished we knew more about Ann Hathaway.


From the Library


I wish you all a terrific week, and happy reading!

22 Responses to “Sunday Post – 4/24/16”

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      Heather Graham is fun; I like her Krewe of Hunters series. I haven’t read Eileen Goudge, but her distant relative, Elizabeth Goudge, is one of my all-time favorite authors. She wrote in the mid-twentieth century — her first novel was published in 1934, and her autobiography, her last book, in 1974.

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      I visited Stratford-upon-Avon in high school, and I think also in 5th grade. (I’m American, but my mom took several school groups over. I went once as her daughter and once as her student.) That 5th-grade trip was my first exposure to Shakespeare; we saw a production of Romeo and Juliet. I was smitten – with the play and with the author. I’ve loved Shakespeare ever since!

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      Thanks, Lexxie! Hopefully the new website will help me as I try to pick up some more indexing work. I have two weeks in a row with no projects, after one fell through.

  1. kimbacaffeinate

    It sounds to me like you had a pretty impressive week..go you designing your website. That is awesome! Enjoy all of your new reads. I am impressed you only walked away with a knitting pattern at the library!
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    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      Oh, I did all my real looking and buying the previous Friday at the preview sale for Friends of the Library members, so it was easier to avoid the tables when I helped out on Monday! That first Friday (4/15) I bought a whole box full, plus a regular-size grocery tote about half-full. 🙂

  2. Angie@Angela's Anxious Life

    The Composer is Dead is so fun and different. I really enjoyed it. It’s amazing how much you can learn about HTML and all that from blogging isn’t it??? I’m really proud of what I have learned over the years. I’m ready for a new look on my blog and need to start figuring out how to do it and what I want.
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    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      That’s good to know! I head a snippet of The Composer is Dead and an interview with the author, and decided I had to check it out. 🙂

  3. Lola

    That’s awesome you set-up your website for your indexing. It’s nice to realize how much you have learned through blogging. I used a contact form on a site I set-up for an author, but it got a lot of spam so I had to switch to another form recently.

    Sounds like you had a nice and productive week overall! Crime and Poetry sounds like a fun one, I haven’t gotten myself a copy yet, but it’s one my to-read list. Oh I’ve read Yarned and Dangerous last year, it was a fun one. I hope you’ll have a great week and enjoy your new books!
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    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      Yes, I’ve learned a lot through blogging, and also learned how to search for the answers I need. I think — I hope! — that I’ve found a contract form widget that can weed out most of the spam. We’ll see!

      Crime and Poetry was really appealing. I’m already looking forward to the next one, whenever it comes.

  4. Katherine @ I Wish I Lived in a Library

    Wow! The website would definitely intimidate me but it sounds like you’ve made serious progress! Congratulations at not buying anything at the library sale. That’s always so difficult. All of the Heather Grahams are on my TBR – I’m reading her books for Anna’s Read All the Books challenge – and I can’t wait to get to the RaeAnne Thayne. I love Terri Farley Moran and have a copy of Crime and Poetry that I’m looking forward to reading. I’ve heard good things. You definitely stayed busy when Mr. Bookwyrm was out of town. I never mind too much when my husband is out of town as long as it isn’t too long because I get all kinds of things done. Have a great week!
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    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      I thought about Heather Graham for the Read All the Books Challenge, but there are So. Darn. Many! Crime and Poetry was good; I think I’ve found a new cozy series to follow. I miss Mr. Bookwyrm when he’s away, and the house always feels really quiet, but sometimes it’s fun to be on my own for a few days. When I’m away, Mr. Bookwyrm indulges in action movies and lots of tomato-y foods that I can’t eat!

  5. Charlie @ Girl of 1000 Wonders

    You’ve been productive this week! I’m glad you finally made yourself battle on and created the website. Hopefully this will bring you more customers! Last weekend while the man was at work, I did a full clean of both bathrooms. I felt very accomplished. Here’s to another great week!

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      There’s so much satisfaction in doing something that really needed doing — especially if you’ve been putting it off. 🙂