Like most of the rest of the world, I am horrified and deeply saddened (but not surprised) by Putin’s invasion of Ukraine. My heart goes out to all Ukrainians. I honor their courage, and I pray for their safety, for peace, and for a free, independent Ukraine.
Since there’s little I can do to change the situation (except donate to refugee relief organizations, and pray), I am trying not to doomscroll too much, and to focus on the little joys and be thankful for them. I’m indexing an interesting book, which always makes work more enjoyable. I’m still spinning the beautiful red wool-alpaca-sparkly blend, and should be able to finish it up this week. I’m almost finished with a knitting project that I have been working on since last April. And huzzah!—case numbers are dropping here, as are hospitalizations. I’m still not planning to eat in a restaurant any time soon, or attend a play or movie in a packed theater. But I’m starting to think about getting together with a few friends (individually), beginning in March, and I’ve begun dreaming about browsing a bookstore (suitably masked, of course.)
- reviews TBD
- Sunday Post – 3/06/2022
What I’ve Been Reading/Watching
Reading: I finished All the Queen’s Men by S.J. Bennett (ARC), which I really enjoyed. I read two library books, The Becoming by Nora Roberts and The Silver Bullets of Annie Oakley by Mercedes Lackey. At least one of them can count toward the COYER readathon, I think, and both count toward the Library Love Challenge. And I’m right on schedule with my Goodreads challenge. (Click title for Goodreads page or my review.)
Watching: Star Trek: Discovery S4 E9. We also finished season 5 of Foyle’s War (it’s only three episodes) and started season 6, and we watched another episode of Leverage (season 1.)
Added to the Hoard this week
For Review or Consideration
Many thanks to St. Martin’s/Minotaur for Under Lock & Skeleton Key!
Purchased (Kindle, print, or audio)
Print: I bought these beautiful Chiltern editions of The Secret Garden, Emma, and Mansfield Park on a 3-for-2 sale, using an Amazon gift card I had forgotten I had until I found it in my desk drawer. Now I have six Chiltern Classics to grace my shelves. (I already had Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, and Little Women.)
Kindle: Miss Percy’s Pocket Guide to the Care and Feeding of British Dragons; This Much Is True; The Edge of Dreams (reviewed 2015.) (Click title for Goodreads page or my review.)
Audiobooks: Index, A History of The (Click title for Goodreads page.)