After yesterday’s big curbside-pickup grocery run, I think I have everything in the house I need for holiday cooking and baking, except the turkey. Alas, I couldn’t get the ready-to-cook, freezer-to-oven bird I wanted, because Walmart and the local grocery store were both out. I’ll try again next week, and get a regular frozen turkey if I can’t get the oven-ready type.
As far as Christmas shopping goes, most of what I have left to buy are virtual presents — books and audiobooks — and there’s less pressure on those because they don’t have to be shipped. I do still have some knitting projects to finish up, though, so that and decorating will be my focus this week.
Thinking ahead to 2021
Looking at my blog, it’s clear that in addition to affecting my reading habits, the pandemic has exacerbated the issues I was already having with consistency and scheduling. I’m going to give some thought to what’s next for the blog in the next few weeks. I don’t plan to give it up, but I’m not sure whether to try shaking things up a bit, or just keep doing what I’m doing and hope I can work my way back to more frequent posting and reviewing. Just curious — what do you like best when you stop by? Also, have you ever participated in The Backlist Reader Challenge, and would you like to see it continue?
Last Week on the Blog
This Week on the Blog
- A Deadly Edition by Victoria Gilbert – review and character interview
- WIP Wednesday – tentative
- News & Notes – 11/28/2020 – tentative
- Sunday Post – 11/29/2020 – tentative
What I’m Reading/Watching
Reading: I’m just finishing up A Deadly Edition for next Wednesday’s blog tour post. Over the last month or so, I have been rereading Julia Quinn’s Bridgerton series and Emily March’s Eternity Springs series; this week, I reread March’s Reflection Point and Miracle Road (the latter of which I reviewed years ago.) But overall it wasn’t a great week for reading, for some reason.
Listening to: Mostly podcasts this week. Several episodes of Smart Podcast, Trashy Books, and a couple of episodes of The Allusionist; Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me; and 99% Invisible.
Watching: We continued watching Aerial America and watched the first episode of Star Trek: Discovery, season 3. We also started in on the Christmas movies with Frosty the Snowman and Rudolf, the Red-Nosed Reindeer.
Playing: Carcassonne, Merge Magic, and Dragonvale.