The weather here was wintry this week, but not nearly as bad as in most of the country. We got a little snow, mostly sleet and freezing rain. And our power stayed on, thank goodness. My heart goes out to all the people down in Texas, dealing with below-freezing temperatures, no electricity, frozen and bursting pipes, and in many cases, no water. I’m sure you’ve read the news stories; I also heard firsthand accounts from family and friends. (All of them are coping, though it hasn’t been easy.)
Yesterday, I partipated in a Zoom reading of Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest with several college friends and their offspring and/or housemates. It was a lot of fun, both seeing my friends and getting to dabble in theater again. I’ve missed both.
Still no word from the Health Department on when we can get our vaccines, but we have confirmed we are on the list.
- Sunday Post: Valentine’s Day Edition (2/14/2021)
- Top Ten Tuesday Book Stack: Purple and Green Fantasy Covers
- Sunday Post – 2/21/2021 – this post
- Top Ten Tuesday post, tentative
- News & Notes – 2/27/2021 – tentative
- Sunday Post – 2/28/2021 – tentative
What I’m Reading/Watching
Reading: I finished Beach Read (Emily Henry, ARC) last Sunday. It’s one of the COYER Book Club books for February. I went on another rereading binge this week, finishing Black Hills by Nora Roberts before plowing through several Jayne Ann Krentz novels in a row: Light in Shadow, Truth or Dare, Eye of the Beholder (which I reviewed in 2016), and Trust No One. I’m currently working my way through the short stories in Last Writes by Catherine Aird (one of my Christmas gifts.) I still need to finish Wild Rain by Beverly Jenkins.
Listening to: I don’t think I’m going to finish The Library at the End of the World, at least not right now. It’s just not appealing to me, despite the Irish setting. But I listened to a number of podcasts this week, including some recent episodes from Smart Bitches, Trashy Podcast; Lingthusiasm; The Allusionist; and Side Door.
Watching: On Valentine’s Day, we watched one of our favorite rom-coms, The American President. Later in the week, we saw Get Smart (the movie, not the 1960s TV show.) And I watched more fiber-prep and spinning videos, partly for education and inspiration, and partly because I just enjoy watching people make art.
Playing: Carcassonne, Merge Magic, DragonVale, Pokemon Go, the NYT daily crossword and some of their other games. I particularly enjoy their Spelling Bee game.
Added to the Hoard
Purchased (Kindle, print, or audio)
Kindle: Who Wants to Marry a Duke; Wilde in Love; Too Wilde to Wed; Angel with Two Faces; Little Beach Street Bakery; Vanishing Point; A Fatal Mistake; Among the Beasts and Briars; Daemon Voices. (Click title for Goodreads page or my review.)