Sunday Post – 5/15/2022

May 15, 2022 Sunday Post 12

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

It was another fairly quiet week. I got my second booster a week ago, and Mr. Bookwyrm got his this weekend. We did another 1000-piece jigsaw puzzle in the evenings. I put in a fairly large Walmart order midweek, and roasted a chicken, which kept us fed for four or five nights. I baked scones, but froze most of them. And I’m knitting another asymmetrical shawlette/scarf with some gorgeous yarn I bought about two and a half years ago.

Yesterday, I was supposed to have a tea-and-book-discussion about The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue with a college friend over Zoom, but her chronic illness flared up, so we have postponed until whenever she feels up to it.

The weather has been cool and rainy most of the week. By next weekend, it will be up to 90° F… 25 or 30 degrees hotter than our highs this week. Ugh, too hot for me. Oh well, the treadmill will get a workout, and it’s not like I don’t have plenty of stuff to do in the house!

This coming Saturday is my aunt’s memorial service up in Maryland, followed by a family gathering on Sunday. (She passed away in late October, but the service was delayed due to the delta and omicron surges.) I have to admit that the thought of being around that many people is nerve-wracking, given all the high-profile folks who have gotten Covid at large gatherings in the last month. I’m still not sure if we will go, but at the same time, I would feel bad about missing it.

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Looking Ahead

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What I’ve Been Reading/Watching

Reading: I finished reading How To Be a Wallflower by Eloisa James (an ARC.) Then I read Spy, Spy Again, an older ARC that I’m really rather embarrassed not to have read until now, especially because it’s by one of my favorite authors, Mercedes Lackey. And I binge-read The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue, which was breathtaking and luminous and I’m going to be thinking about it for weeks, if not months. I’m rounding the week with Point to Point by Celia Lake, my current read, which counts toward the continue-a-series readathon for COYER. I also started rereading The Forgotten Beasts of Eld, which is just as hauntingly beautiful as I remembered it.

Listening to: Invisible Women by Caroline Criado-Pérez.

Watching: I finished The Great Tours: England, Scotland, and Wales (The Great Courses), and finished the 1975 BBC miniseries of The Secret Garden as well. And we finished Season 1 of Leverage. I suspect we will start season 2 of Star Trek: Picard soon, and possibly Star Trek: Strange New Worlds as well.

Added to the Hoard this week

Purchased (Kindle, print, or audio)

Print: The Forgotten Beasts of Eld

Kindle: The Regency Romances: Midsummer Moon, My Sweet Folly, Uncertain Magic; Losing Ground; Black Swan; Sanctuary; Once More Upon a Time; Point by Point Amazon kept throwing $5 credits at me for specific Kindle books. And for a change, the authors they were promoting this week are authors I like, collect, and will reread. So I picked up the two Mercedes Lackey titles and a Catherine Aird mystery, each for around $5 after the credit. (Click title for Goodreads page or my review.)

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

12 Responses to “Sunday Post – 5/15/2022”

  1. Angela

    It is way too early to be this hot! We’ve had the air conditioning on at night the last couple nights.

  2. Cindy Davis

    Glad you had a good week. I would say if you go to the Memorial service to wear a mask and maybe sit in the back or on an aisle or something where you are not as boxed in by people. It’s a hard decision to make and ultimately you have to ask if the risk is worth it. I hope you have a great week.
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  3. Anne - Books of My Heart

    It’s tough to decide on some of these happenings. We still wear a mask, even when at an outdoor things like the zoo. We also do very little as far as trips, although we did a day trip with almost all outdoor activities. People are running around like COVID is over but the epidemiologists I follow have said May (now) is the highest number of cases and hospitalizations since Covid started. But the hospitalizations and deaths are primarily the unvaccinated. So while there may be more cases, many who are vaccinated are less severe.

    You’re doing a lot for a quiet week.

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  4. Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer

    Sounds like you will have or weather. Never fear, this week we are in the 70s and low 80s, so next week will be better for We got our boosters too. Zero side effects. Thank goodness. It is really weird, some places are extra cautious and still do spacing and request masks, others act like its completely over. I am going to enjoy the summer with low counts. We are going to see my mother who we haven’t seen since before covid, and spending some time with our son as well. Be safe!

  5. Jenni Elyse

    I haven’t done a puzzle in so long. Maybe I’ll do one after I move to my new place. I’m glad you were able to do one with Mr. Bookwyrm. I hope you have a good week.
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  6. Wendy

    I’m so sorry about your Aunt. What a dilemma for you to go, or not go to the funeral. We’ll get our boosters this week.
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  7. Katherine

    I baked scones last week too but I did not freeze mine! I got some cherry jammy bits from King Arthur’s catalog and have been very much enjoying them. May have to make some more this week! I’m so sorry about your aunt and the decision you have to make. It’s such a tough decision but if you decide not to go maybe you can do something on your own. Virtual hugs.

  8. Nicole @ BookWyrm Knits

    Best of luck with your decision about the memorial service. I went to one this past weekend for one of my dad’s cousins who passed in March, and everyone there was masked so it didn’t feel too risky or stressful. I guess each situation will be different, though.

    It seems to be scone baking time! I froze a chunk of mine, too, since it’s just the two of us and we don’t eat them quickly enough to get through a whole batch before they get stale.
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