I’ve actually left the house twice this week — my first ventures out in six weeks, except for socially-distanced walks. The first trip was to mail my estimated taxes at the outdoor mailbox by the Post Office. The second trip was to replace the frame on my glasses. The earpiece started breaking a week ago, so I called my eye doctor’s optical shop and asked them to order an identical frame. The new frame came in on Friday, so, I drove into town (the nearest city) to pick it up. A masked and gloved technician came out to the car, collected my glasses on a tray, took them inside and swapped my lenses into the new frame and made adjustments based on my old pair, and brought them out to me in a bag. (I wore a mask, too.) Unfortunately, when I tried to restart the car, the battery was dead, so Mr. Bookwyrm had to drive all the way there to jumpstart my car!
We got out for a walk on Saturday, and watched some good shows this week. And I’m almost finished with sock #2! I hope you’re all healthy, and managing to do or read or watch things that help keep your spirits up.
Last Week on the Blog
- Happy Easter! Sunday Post – 4/12/2020
- Swallows And Amazons by Arthur Ransome – book review
- News & Notes – 4/18/2020
- Sunday Post – 4/19/2020 – this post
This Week on the Blog
- Book Titles That Would Make Great Band Names – Top Ten Tuesday
- Watson on the Orient Express (Elliott & Veley) – book review
- His Bride For the Taking by Tessa Dare – book review
- News & Notes – 4/25/2020 – tentative
- Sunday Post – 4/26/2020 – tentative
What I’m Reading/Watching
Reading: I finished rereading Close Up (Amanda Quick; ARC) and Swallows and Amazons, and then read Watson on the Orient Express (Anna Elliott and Charles Veley; both ARC and Kindle purchase.) Now I’m rereading Once a Soldier by Mary Jo Putney (reviewed in 2016.) (Click title to view book on Goodreads, or read my review.)
Watching: I am watching the Lord Peter Wimsey series starring Ian Carmichael; so far, I’ve finished Clouds of Witness and The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club. We finished the last episode of Star Trek: Picard, which was quite good and very satisfying. And we watched the 25th Anniversary production of The Phantom of the Opera, filmed at the Royal Albert Hall in 2011, which was on “The Shows Must Go On” (YouTube.) Wow! We loved it!
Added to the Hoard
For Review or Review Consideration
Many thanks to Wilton Press for Watson on the Orient Express! They approved the ARC almost a week after I bought a copy, but that’s OK.