I’m honestly beginning to wonder if I have ADHD (inattentive type, without the hyperactivity). I simply can’t seem to stay on task, unless it’s something I’m deeply interested in and focused on. To give an example, Wednesday I started putting stuff away in the living room and ended up washing all the cookie cutters LOL! (There was actually a semi-logical progression between these actions, but still.) To be clear, I’ve always struggled with distractibility and getting things done, but it has gotten worse over the last few years. It’s weird to be wondering about ADHD at my age… but it would explain a lot.
We had a Zoom birthday party for my sister, my niece, and a family friend last night. It was fun, but not as much fun as seeing them in person over the holidays. Even if there were no pandemic, though, we still live really far away, so the Zoom parties are a great way to stay in touch.
This weekend’s snowstorm dropped only about 2 inches here, none of which stuck to roads or sidewalks. Pretty, but not too much of an inconvenience. I hope everyone further north along the Atlantic seaboard is safe and warm… and has plenty of books to read!
- Sunday Post – 1/23/2022 – this post
- Ten New-ToMe Authors I Discovered in 2021 – Top Ten Tuesday
- News & Notes – 1/29/2022
- Sunday Post – 1/30/2022 – this post
- Books With Character Names In the Title – Top Ten Tuesday; tentative
- Lightning in a Mirror, by Jayne Ann Krentz – review, tentative
- Sunday Post – 2/06/2022
The Backlist Reader Challenge
It’s not too late to sign up for The Backlist Reader Challenge again this year. If you’re looking to read the backlog of books on your TBR pile or To-Read list, come check it out! This challenge is for classics you never got around to, for all those ARCs you should have read a couple of years ago, for that series your bestie has been insisting you read for the past decade or more…for any and every book you’ve been intending to read for a while, as long as it’s on your TBR list and was published before 2020. This is the last time I will post this reminder, but you can sign up through the end of November.
The review linky is finally up and working!
What I’ve Been Reading/Watching
Reading: On a whim, I binge-reread the Protector of the Small quartet by Tamora Pierce (which I reviewed in 2009.) It’s one of my absolute favorite YA fantasy series, and I hadn’t reread it since 2018, so it was definitely time. It doesn’t count for any of my challenges, and I don’t care; I love it, and it felt so good to dive back into the world of Tortall.
Listening to: I started listening to Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire. It’s good, but also creepier than I was expecting. I’m not sure if I will finish it in audio, or on Kindle. (It also depends on when my audiobook library checkout expires.)
Watching: Star Trek: Discovery, Season 4, and Leverage, Season 1.
Added to the Hoard this week
For Review or Consideration
Many thanks to DAW for The Amber Crown!
Library books: Daughter of the Deep
Purchased (Kindle, print, or audio)
Audiobooks: A Psalm for the Wild-Built (Click title for Goodreads page.)