Three early-morning medical appointments in one week! Don’t worry, I’m fine as far as I know; two were routine checkups (plus my flu shot) and one was a test I get periodically. And I got my flu shot. But it meant driving into town three days in a row.
I was hoping to settle back into the quiet life this week, but it looks like we are going to have to replace one of the cars — our faithful van. We did some repairs recently, but one or two rather major things seem to be going as well, and it’s probably not worth the expense to repair those also. So we’re looking for another vehicle instead. Not our first choice, especially during a pandemic, but… well, there it is. So we’ll be doing some test drives this week, and hoping to find something comfortable with good gas mileage, good road handling, and decent cargo capacity — at a reasonable price. We don’t ask much, do we? 🤣
Last Week on the Blog
- Sunday Post – 10/04/2020
- Book Covers That Remind Me of Fall – Top Ten Tuesday
- Sunday Post – 10/11/2020 – this post
This Week on the Blog
- Books with Extra-Long Titles – Top Ten Tuesday, tentative
- News & Notes – 10/17/2020 – tentative
- Sunday Post – 10/18/2020 – tentative
What I’m Reading/Watching
Reading: I completed my reread of Nora Roberts’s Cousins O’Dwyer series: Dark Witch, Shadow Spell, and Blood Magick. I also read A Game of Fox and Squirrels by Jenn Reese. And I started rereading A Discovery of Witches, the first book in Deborah Harkness’s All Souls Trilogy. (Click title for Goodreads page or my review.)
Listening: I finished Passing Strange and Last Respects by Catherine Aird. Now I am listening to Catfishing on CatNet by Naomi Kritzer, which is really charming so far. I need to get back to Binti (Nnedi Okorafor) at some point.
Watching: We’re still continuing with Warehouse 13 and Aerial America, and we started (re)watching All Creatures Great and Small. I’d forgotten how much I love the series, and it’s a great choice for right now. The Yorkshire Dales between the wars is both scenic and far removed from here-and-now, the humor and warmth of the characters is comforting, and if I don’t have animals of my own, at least I can enjoy the ones onscreen, from dogs and the occasional cat to cows, sheep, and horses.
Added to the Hoard
For Review or Consideration
Thank you to Berkley for All the Colors of Night. (Click title for Goodreads page or my review.)