It has been the strangest Holy Week I can remember. Instead of attending Mass and singing in the choir, we’ve been livestreaming services wherever we can find them. Instead of singing my heart out until I’m practically hoarse by Sunday morning, I’ve had to make do with YouTube recordings. But the joy and the promise of the Resurrection come regardless of where we are.
So if you are celebrating Easter today, or will be celebrating it next week, I wish you a joyful and a blessed Easter. And if you celebrate Passover, are preparing for Ramadan, have already celebrated Ostara, or simply enjoy the spring, I wish you joy and blessing as well. Wherever you are, in whatever circumstances you find yourself, I hope you find grace and beauty in this day, and in the week to come.
Last Week on the Blog
- Sunday Post – 4/05/2020
- What The Martian can teach us about surviving a pandemic
- Ten Fantasy Books I Bought On Impulse (Just Because They Looked Interesting) – Top Ten Tuesday
- News & Notes – Coronavirus Edition, Week 5 (4/11/2020)
- Happy Easter! Sunday Post – 4/12/2020 – this post
This Week on the Blog
- News & Notes – 4/18/2020 – tentative
- Happy Easter! Sunday Post – 4/19/2020 – tentative
What I’m Reading/Watching
Reading: I continued my reread of the Hathaways series with Married By Morning. I also read Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston; I dipped into it on impulse and surfaced a couple of hours later, already 70% of the way through. I hope to get a review written soon, though honestly, I’ve been having a tough time writing reviews lately. I started rereading Swallows and Amazons for the COYER Quarantine Edition Swept Away readathon, and Close Up so I can write the review. I read it back in March, and it was fun, but all the details are gone. Welcome to quarantine-brain! (Click titles to view book on Goodreads.)
Listening: I’m still listening (again) to Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.
Watching: I started rewatching the Lord Peter Wimsey series starring Ian Carmichael, beginning with Clouds of Witness.
Added to the Hoard
For Review or Review Consideration
Many thanks to Wilton Press for Watson on the Orient Express!
Purchased (Kindle, print, or audio)
Kindle (all on sale): The Hills Have Spies; The Vanishing. I have actually read both of these, but the former was a library book and the latter was an ARC. I enjoy rereading both these authors, so I grabbed both books when the Kindle version went on sale.