Sunday Post, 3/06/2022

March 6, 2022 Sunday Post 6

The Sunday Post is hosted by the wonderful Kimberly, the Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news, recap the past week, take a look ahead, and showcase our new treasures—I mean books!

This Week

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.

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Looking Ahead

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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)

Kindle: Murder at Kensington Palace; Murder at the Royal Botanic Gardens; Gentleman Jim; Paladin’s Grace   (Click title for Goodreads page or my review.)

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.)

Stay safe, stay healthy, stay kind… and may you find books a haven in the coming weeks.

6 Responses to “Sunday Post, 3/06/2022”

  1. Harvee

    We have a few tiny white flowers coming up since it got so warm a few days, but we haven’t reached spring yet! Enjoy it!

  2. Angela

    Our weather will be similar this week, and I’m looking forward to being able to get outside a bit more. I feel like we’ve been trapped inside for too long!

  3. Greg

    I hate it when the weather yo-yos like that. And yes the news out of Ukraine is so grim. I do feel like they’re really stuck in the middle between NATO and Russia. So hard. The nuclear thing keeps NATO from helping and that must be so demoralizing but at the same time their reponse has been inspiring.

    I love the look of the Penrose series.
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  4. Nicole @ BookWyrm Knits

    I hope you have a good week, even if it is quiet! I think we may be heading into spring in my area for good — though our springs are very short and quickly give way to summer. (And then summer seems to turn into fire season not long after that…)

    Thanks for the links to reputable sites helping Ukraine. It can be hard to find the real sites among the scams sometimes. Which just makes a bad situation even worse, of course.
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