I have an index due in a week, so things will be pretty quiet on the blog this week… unlike the rest of the world. Like everyone else, I remain horrified by the Russian invasion of Ukraine, and heartened by Ukraine’s resistance. I wish there were more that the US and NATO could do to help, but it’s difficult without provoking Putin into carrying out his threat to use nuclear weapons. However, if you’re looking for ways to help individually, NPR has a list of trustworthy organizations working on relief efforts. The Washington Post has a similar list, as do Forbes, Charity Navigator (for organizations based in the US) and The Guardian (in the latter’s case, some are specific to Britain.) Each list has some organizations not found on the others.
We’re due for some crazy temperature swings this week. It’s going up to 75° F today, 80° tomorrow (so wrong for early March!) before dropping into the mid-40s by Wednesday, and back up into the low 60s by Friday. Bizzarre. The poor trees and flowering plants are in a tizzy. Our crocuses are blooming, and I’ve seen some early daffodils as well. Spring is here, but it seems like she’s flirting with both summer and winter.
- Sunday Post – 2/27/2022
- Sunday Post – 3/06/2022 – this post
- review, tentative
- Sunday Post – 3/13/2022
What I’ve Been Reading/Watching
Reading: I reread The Wounded Sky (Diane Duane; reviewed 2018), and read Go Hex Yourself (Jessica Clare; ARC.) I’m partway through Dying in the Wool, the first Kate Shackleton mystery by Frances Brody (library book.) I still need to get back to This Poison Heart (Kalynn Bayron.) (Click title for Goodreads page or my review.)
Listening to: I finished The Realms of the Gods, and started Index, a History of The, which I am thoroughly enjoying. You might think a book about indexes and indexing would be dry, but it is witty and entertaining—and also, in its way, a history of books themselves.
Watching: Star Trek: Discovery Season 4; Foyle’s War Season 6. And we watched the president’s State of the Union address.
Added to the Hoard this week
Purchased (Kindle, print, or audio)
Audiobooks: The Amazing Mrs. Pollifax; Howl’s Moving Castle; The Quarter Storm; The Raven Spell; The Vanished Days; Beekeeping for Beginners; A Murder is Announced; The Moving Finger (Click title for Goodreads page.)