Thankfully, the inauguration went smoothly. Personally, I loved Biden’s speech, and thought he spoke with deep sincerity. I teared up when Kamala Harris took the oath of office. And wasn’t poet Amanda Gorman amazing?! Also, the Bernie-in-mittens memes have been a lot of fun, regardless of where you sit politically.
I hope that DC (the city) can soon go back to something like normal, and stop looking like a war zone. It’s been really hard on those who live in or near the city (including several of my friends), and distressing to those of us who love it. I grew up in the DC area; DC is “my” city in a way no other city ever has been or ever will be. It grieves me to see photos and TV footage of the Mall, the Capitol, and the downtown area surrounded by barriers, fencing, and armed soldiers. I hope that the Mall, museums, and monuments will soon be open to the public again.
In my personal and work life, I’m working on an indexing project that’s due this week. I took an online workshop on blending and spinning unusual and upcycled fibers. And we celebrated the birthdays of my sister, my niece, and a close family friend with a party over Zoom.
The Backlist Reader Challenge
The Backlist Reader Challenge sign-up linky is live, and it’s not too late to sign up. Come join me in 2021 as we read books that have been on our TBR lists or piles for a good long while.
Last Week on the Blog
- Sunday Post – 1/17/2021
- Books I Meant to Read In 2020 but Didn’t Get To – Top Ten Tuesday
- News & Notes – Jan. 23, 2021
- Sunday Post – 1/24/2021 – this post
- New-To-Me Authors I Read In 2020 – Top Ten Tuesday, tentative
- Sunday Post – 1/31/2021 – tentative
What I’m Reading/Watching
Reading: I didn’t read many books this week; I spent too much time reading and watching the news. But I’m reading and sometimes listening to The Daughter of Sherlock Holmes by Leonard Goldberg. It’s a buddy read with Tarissa of In the Bookcase, for a COYER readathon where you read something from a friend’s TBR list. I have also started Wild Rain by Beverly Jenkins, which I am buddy reading with Sophia Rose of the Delighted Reader blog.
Listening to: The Daughter of Sherlock Holmes (see above.)
Watching: Discovery, season 3; Aerial Ireland; Aerial Britain (episode 1.)
Playing: Carcassonne, Merge Magic, DragonVale, and Pokemon Go, and the NYT daily crossword and Spelling Bee game.