I continued my Christmas shopping this week…online, of course. You would think online shopping would be quicker, but it seems to take me longer. I’ve got most of my side of the family finished. I still need to shop for Robin and Mr. Bookwyrm, though.
I’ve also been knitting, spinning, and trying to tidy up before Thanksgiving. I won’t start decorating for Christmas until after Thanksgiving. I want to enjoy autumn a little longer, and the tree and the scene take up a fair bit of space and require rearranging the furniture. (I’m not judging those of you who have started decorating, though! Whatever helps you cope with this annus horribilis…)
Last Week on the Blog
- Sunday Post – 11/15/2020
- Facsimile Dust Jackets for Vintage Books
- Ho-Ho-Ho Readathon 2020
- News & Notes – 11/21/2020 – tentative
- Sunday Post – 11/22/2020 – this post
This Week on the Blog
- Top Ten Tuesday — Thanksgiving topic, tentative
- News & Notes – 11/28/2020 – tentative
- Sunday Post – 11/29/2020 – tentative
What I’m Reading/Watching
Reading: I skipped past An Offer from a Gentleman in the Bridgerton group (re)read, and continued on with Romancing Mister Bridgerton, one of my all-time favorite romances. I’ll go back and read Benedict’s book later. After that, I started this coming week’s Bridgerton book, To Sir Phillip, With Love, as well as an ARC of Mercedes Lackey’s latest Elemental Masters novel, Jolene, a retelling of the Queen of the Copper Mountain fairytale. And I began my reading for the Ho-Ho-Ho Readathon with Christmas at Holiday House (RaeAnne Thayne; ARC), which I had been saving for the readathon. (Click title for Goodreads page or my review.)
I still plan to finish Take a Hint, Dani Brown by Talia Hibbert (ARC), but perhaps not until after the #HoHoHoRAT.
Listening to: The Windsor Knot, a mystery by S. J. Bennett featuring Queen Elizabeth as the amateur detective.
Watching: We went back to Aerial America for a few episodes, particularly the two on Alaska. I think we were both needing a change of scenery! We also watched another episode of All Creatures Great and Small (the older one from the 1970s, not this year’s remake.)
Playing: I miss playing games with Robin and my sister’s family (which is one of our family activities when we are visiting out there.) So I added Carcassonne, one of our favorites, to my tablet. Maybe by the time I can finally see them all again, I will have learned enough strategy (by playing the AI) to actually win occasionally. Robin is very, very good at strategy and spatial relationships, which makes them a formidable opponent!