The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news. A post to recap the past week, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up for the week on our blog…
Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came in their mailbox during the last week. Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists….
Good morning all. January has been a long, cold month but a good one for reading. Bring the Spring please, I am ready.
Reading-wise, I am just about finished with a memoir called Spinster: Making a Life of One’s Own by Kate Bolick. I wanted to get a third book read this month and I am nearly there so I am really happy with that. I will be onto the fourth book soon after. That is alot of reading for me for one month, since #1 I am a slow reader and #2 sometimes with working full-time and everything else I don’t always have the time to read.
I’ve also made it a goal to get through my review books, some of which I have had for years. I’ve been doing pretty good with it these past couple of months, I also read The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman this month and the Kate Bolick book was an ARC from a few years back. I got my review of The Duchess Deal up yesterday and two more book reviews will be up this coming week I hope.
I finished watching The White Queen on Amazon Prime this past week. I have been obsessed. Like totally obsessed with this show. It takes place mainly during the War of the Roses. This is my favorite historical time period so I have been truly enjoying this series.
I can’t wait for the next season. I eventually need to read this book as I enjoy Philippa Gregory’s work. I haven’t watched much of anything after I finished watching The White Queen this past week, it has been similar to the book hangover. But the good part about that is I’ve been reading instead since I don’t know what to watch next yet.
Watching the series also made for good crocheting time and I finished up my infinity scarf.
Speaking of crochet, new books this past week are:
Crochet Kaleidoscope: Shifting Shapes and Shades Across 100 Motifs by Sandra Eng came via NetGalley.
“Explore a lively twist on crocheted motifs as you shift through various shapes and color combinations. From the traditional granny square to more complex forms, these faceted motifs are the building blocks to creating unique and stunning designs. Crochet Kaleidoscope will help make your projects pop with the perfect mix of color in every stitch”
Sandra Eng is a talented crochet pattern designer and I am looking forward to trying out a motif or two.
Also in the mail…
Hoax: A History of Deception: 5,000 Years of Fakes, Forgeries, and Fallacies by Ian Tattersall arrived through AmazonVine.
“An entertaining collection of the most audacious and underhanded deceptions in the history of mankind, from sacred relics to financial schemes to fake art, music, and identities.
World history is littered with tall tales and those who have fallen for them. Ian Tattersall, a curator emeritus at the American Museum of Natural History, has teamed up with Peter Névraumont to tell this anti-history of the world, in which Michelangelo fakes a masterpiece; Arctic explorers seek an entrance into a hollow Earth; a Shakespeare tragedy is “rediscovered”; a financial scheme inspires Charles Ponzi; a spirit photographer snaps Abraham Lincoln’s ghost; people can survive ingesting only air and sunshine; Edgar Allen Poe is the forefather of fake news; and the first human was not only British but played cricket.”
“From the New York Times bestselling author of The Swans of Fifth Avenue and The Aviator’s Wife, a fascinating novel of the friendship and creative partnership between two of Hollywood’s earliest female legends—screenwriter Frances Marion and superstar Mary Pickford.”
That rounds up this week’s mailbox and my updates. My husband surprised me with pink roses and my favorite wine and chocolate truffles on Friday. I’ll close with pics. Enjoy your week, what are you reading? Watching?
disclaimer: The photos in this post are my own and not to be removed from here.