Sunday Post

Sunday Post

On the Blog Last Week

American Visa – Bolivian fiction

Station Eleven – Surviving the end of the world

Persuasion – Rereading Jane Austen to get ready for my trip to Bath

House of the Rising Sun – Fae, witches, and vampires in future New Orleans

Books N Bloggers reveal – There are two more swaps coming up this year.

Coming Up in February


African American Read-a-thon

This will be a great event with mini-challenges (I may be hosting one) and a great way to find out about new authors and books.

“There’s no minimum or maximum to read here. This should be fun! Up for reading are any books authored by people of African heritage/decent. This includes African American authors and other who may identify as being Black without being American. All genres count! YA, MG, Adult, Fiction, Nonfiction, etc.” from Becoming Books

The Book Bloggers Love-a-Thon

“The Book Blogger Love-a-Thon is an event dedicated to spreading the love for blogs + bloggers! It’s time dedicated to exploring the blogging community, leaving a comment or two, meeting new friends and fostering positivity among the bloggers of the community. The event includes an introduction post, mini challenges, Twitter chats and a giveaway! The full schedule will be sent to the participants after they sign up.”

Sign up here.

Reading This Week

The Inconvenient Indian: A Curious Account of Native People in North AmericaThe Inconvenient Indian: A Curious Account of Native People in North America by Thomas King

“The Inconvenient Indian is at once a “history” and the complete subversion of a history—in short, a critical and personal meditation that the remarkable Thomas King has conducted over the past 50 years about what it means to be “Indian” in North America. ” from Goodreads

The Waters Rising (Plague of Angels, #2)The Waters Rising by Sheri S. Tepper

Acclaimed author Sheri S. Tepper returns with a stunning novel in which a dreadful, awesome, killing power is resurrected from the past . . . and only a dying woman, a child, and a man who has come to help them can prevent humanity’s extinction.”  from Goodreads

This is a sequel to A Plague of Angels.

Still listening to:

Cold Magic (Spiritwalker, #1)Cold Magic by Kate Elliott

As they approach adulthood, Cat Barahal and her cousin Bee think they understand the society they live in and their place within it. At a select academy they study new airship technologies and the dawning Industrial Revolution, but magical forces still rule. And the cousins are about to discover the full ruthlessness of this rule. from Goodreads

What are you reading this week?


  • Teddyree

    I’m hoping to get to Station Eleven soon, seen so many rave reviews. Recently had a UK holiday and a few days in Bath. We had a scrumptious cream tea at the Jane Austen Centre and bought lots of little Jane Austen treasures. Loved the Roman Baths too … have a fantastic time 🙂

  • Lynne Pusscat

    Oooh, Bath!!! My favourite place in the world! When are you going? Used to live there – so if you need hints and tips of things to do and places to go, even places to eat, let me know …

      • Lynne Pusscat

        Well, I have like a bazillion suggestions for you, if you’re interested 🙂 But in the meantime, here are my top 10 things to do and see and visit in Bath…
        (apart from just wandering around the town looking at all the glorious architecture and soaking up the atmosphere, that is!)
        1. Catch a game of rugby at the Rec (if you’re there over a weekend) – Bath are playing brilliantly this season, atmosphere will be electric, if you can get tickets it will be a great afternoon
        2. Afternoon Tea at the Pump Rooms (you can reserve online) – pretend to be a Jane Austen character, sip tea and eat delicious cakes and sandwiches to live music!
        3. The Roman Baths – naturally 😉 And there’s the new Thermae Spa in the town centre you can go in and enjoy the thermal waters if bathing’s your thing
        4. Mr B’s bookshop – the best independent book store I know
        5. Just a little way down from Mr B’s is a pub called the Raven – lovely beer (if you like beer), but also they do fantastic pie and mash (there’s a veggie pie called Heidi pie with goat’s cheese, sweet potato and spinach, it is out of this world yummy!)
        6. There’s a veggie restaurant called Acorn Vegetarian Kitchen, it used to be called Demuths and was always fantastic but then was bought out by the chef, so I’m guessing it’s still pretty good.
        7. The Assembly Rooms and the Museum of Costume (on the lower ground floor) – pretend to be a Jane Austen heroine all over again!
        8. No. 1 Royal Crescent – a museum about how Georgians lived
        9. If you’d be interested in seeing some quilts, the American Museum has a large collection
        10. Check out what’s playing at the Theatre Royal, it attracts some fantastic productions and is a lovely old theatre
        I so hope you have a wonderful stay in Bath, and if I can help with any info, please just let me know 🙂

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