Sunday, September 28, 2014

Sunday Summary: 28 September 2014

As before I'm linking up with The Sunday Post, hosted by Kimba @ The Caffeinated Book Reviewer.

Where I've been reading

I was away from home all week. I started out on Monday afternoon, flying to Omaha for meetings with several customers. I returned to Dallas on the early morning flight on Thursday. Of course, I used the in-flight time to read on my Kindle. When hubby picked me up at the terminal, we started our annual road trip to Auburn for Homecoming. We drove from the DFW airport to Meridian, MS, on Thursday and then finished the trip on Friday morning. Friday was also the first day of the Fall into Autumn Read-a-thon hosted over at BookObsessed. It was nice to have just over three hours of uninterrupted reading time in the car.

What I've been reading

Aunt Dimity and the Wishing Well by Nancy Atherton Format: Hardback
Source: Denton Public Library

Aunt Dimity and the Wishing Well is the latest (nineteenth) in Nancy Atherton's charming mystery series with a supernatural twist. I've been waiting for this book for months and months and finally was able to get it from a nearby library. I started it last Sunday and continued to read during Monday's drive to the airport, but didn't finish it before we got there. So, I left it in the car and then completed reading it on Thursday afternoon. This catches me up with the series and helps me meet my series reading goal for 2014.

Shift Omnibus by Hugh Howey Format: Kindle
Source: Purchased in September 2013 from Amazon

The Shift Omnibus was a carry-over from last week. I finished reading Second Shift and then went right on to Third Shift. I had started reading the omnibus right after I purchased it in 2013 and set it aside part of the way through Second Shift. I'll occasionally do this and it's hard to remember later why I abandoned the book ... because I find myself enjoying it very much when I do pick it up again. I have enjoyed all the books in Howey's Silo Saga and I have the next one on hand—and after that one, there are many fan fiction books to explore.

A Lady of Spirit by Shelley Adina Format: Kindle
Source: Purchased in May 2014 from Amazon

After reading A Lady of Resources last week, I was looking forward to reading A Lady of Spirit, the most recent book in Shelley Adina's Magnificent Devices steampunk series. Although a couple of the story lines are now resolved, there's every indication that there will be another book in the series and that makes me really glad.

Yesterday's Kin by Nancy Kress Format: Kindle
Source: Review copy from NetGalley

In this week's books from NetGalley, I received a copy of Nancy Kress's Yesterday's Kin. Since the publication date had already passed, I decided to start reading it right away so that I can get a review published as soon as possible. I've loved every book by Kress that I've ever read—the most memorable being her Beggars in Spain trilogy, maybe because those were the first of her books that I ever read. Yesterday's Kin was a new take on a first contact theme and I enjoyed it very much. Tune back in later this week for a review.

My Name is Memory by Ann Brashares Monk's Hood by Ellis Peters These two books are unfinished and carrying over to next week. I'm listening to My Name is Memory by Ann Brashares on audio CD. When I returned my rental car at the Omaha airport, I was on track 11 of disk 3. It will probably be a couple of weeks before I listen to it again—certainly not next week since I won't be driving at all. And, on my BeBook reader, I'm reading Monk's Hood by Ellis Peters, the third in her Brother Cadfael mystery series. I borrowed this one from the library through their subscription to the Freading service, so I need to finish it quickly.

This Week on the Blog

I didn't have much time to post to the blog this week. After the Tackle Your TBR read-a-thon, I slowed down just a bit from the frenzy of reading and posting. I did manage to put together a Top Ten Tuesday post and the weekly Stacking the Shelves meme.

  1. Tackle Your TBR: Wrapping Up the Read-a-thon
  2. Top Ten Tuesday: 23 September 2014
  3. Stacking the Shelves (5)

1 comment:

  1. War Eagle! My daughter's heading there next fall and while it seems completely unreal that she could be that old I'm excited for her. I read one Aunt Dimity book years ago and have no idea why I didn't read another as I enjoyed it. I'll have to go back and catch up. Great job on doing the TBR read-a-thon. I desperately need to work on mine but my NetGalley obsession keeps getting in the way. Have a great week!