The Sunday Post is hosted by the wonderful Kimberly, the Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news, recap the past week, take a look ahead, and showcase our new treasures—I mean books!
You know that ancient curse, “May you live in interesting times”? At this point, I am longing for a few nice, boring years. Like much of the world, I watched in shock, grief, and anger as armed rioters forced their way into the Capitol on Wednesday, their actions seemingly encouraged by the president himself. I’m trying to hold on to hope that our country’s deep divisions can be healed, but Wednesday’s events left me shaken.
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Last Week on the Blog
- Sunday Post – 1/03/2020 – this post
- Most Anticipated Releases for January–June 2021
- Sunday Post – 1/10/2021 – this post
This Week on the Blog
- Resolutions/Hopes for 2021 – tentative
- All the Colors of Night by Jayne Ann Krentz – review
- Sunday Post – 1/17/2021 – tentative
What I’m Reading/Watching
Reading: I finished up the last of Jayne Ann Krentz’s Harmony series with Illusion Town, reread All the Colors of Night (ARC) so I can finally write the review, then read An Extravagant Death by Charles Finch (ARC). But much of my reading time was spent reading the news. (Click title for Goodreads page.)
Listening to: I finished up The Windsor Knot, by S. J. Bennett. I’m not sure which book I want to listen to next, so I made do with a couple of podcasts.
Watching: We watched a few more episodes of Discovery, season 3, and several episodes of Aerial America (because watching scenery requires no emotional energy, and I had little to spare.)
Playing: Carcassonne, Merge Magic, and DragonVale. I still play Pokemon Go, as well.
Added to the Hoard
Kindle: An Unconditional Freedom; Wintersong; A Prince on Paper; Mirage; Woodland Folk Tales of Britain and Ireland; Subversive; Little House in the Big Woods; Enter a Murderer; Death in Ecstasy; When in Rome; A Grave Mistake. (Click title for Goodreads page.)
Yes, boring would be a nice change of pace wouldn’t it? I don’t think we’ll have boring for a while still unfortunately. I hope you’re having an otherwise good week though!
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Nicole @ BookWyrm Knits
Those look like some fun additions to the hoard!
And I 100% agree. I am sick of living in interesting times.
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Violence is never the answer, and 2021 is sadly a continuation of 2020 in many ways. But I do believe in constant prayer. I hope you get a chance to watch Bridgerton which is a fascinating series on Netflix. I’ve found myself unplugging lately and reading or watching tv a little more. I’ve also found myself watching more and more of the news. Hope to get back to blogging more soon. Perfect message – Stay Safe, Stay Healthy and Stay Kind and we thank you. Hugs, RO
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I’m really tired of living in interesting and unprecedented times! Can 2021 be uninteresting and normal please? That would be nice.
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I agree that the year is shaping up to be a competition to 2020 and it is scary! I am with you on wishing for nice, boring years! Stay safe
Anne - Books of My Heart
I can hardly imagine boring. I am anxiously looking at news every day to see what fresh horror has occurred. Well at least we have great books!
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