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.
- Books I Was So Excited to Get – But Still Haven’t Read Yet – Top Ten Tuesday; tentative
- reviews TBD
- Sunday Post – 5/22/2022
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.)