I will be working throughout the weekend again, but hopefully by the middle of the week, I’ll be able to take a little time off. It has been a little cooler here (and by “cooler” I mean 80s instead of 90s), but it has also been rainy at least once a day. We’ve gotten some real downpours!
Because we’ve been avoiding the hair salon since the pandemic started, my hair had gotten really long — almost down to my waist. Unfortunately, the bottom had become dry, damaged, and prone to tangling, so I put it in a ponytail (wet) and got Mr. Bookwyrm to chop 5 or 6 inches off the bottom, then trimmed up the front so it was even. I kind of miss the length, but at least now it is healthier and doesn’t tangle as much. And it’s still several inches below my shoulders.
- The Ex Hex, by Erin Sterling – review
- News & Notes – 8/28/2021 – tentative
- Sunday Post – 8/29/2021 – tentative
What I’m Reading/Watching
Reading: I continued reading Sorcerer to the Crown (Zen Cho). I finished both The Language of Bees and The God of the Hive (Laurie R. King) for my Mary Russell series reread. The next book in the series, Pirate King, is not a favorite, so I decided not to start it when I’m so stressed with this unexpectedly challenging index. Instead, I read the latest Stephanie Laurens romance, The Secrets of Lord Grayson Child. After that, I dipped into The Family You Make (Jill Shalvis; ARC) just to get a sense of it, then started reading The Duchess War (Courtney Milan) for this month’s COYER Book Club.
Added to the Hoard
For Review or Consideration
Many thanks to William Morrow for The Family You Make.
Purchased (Kindle, print, or audio)
Kindle: Amazon had a big (but not deep) sale on romance books this week, so I completed my Virgin River collection and some of my Julia Quinn series. And doesn’t Loch Down Abbey sound fun? (Yes, the puns are deliberate! It’s Downtown Abbey meets Christiesque locked room mystery, and it was written during Britain’s lockdown.)