We had a quiet Memorial Day weekend. Mr. Bookwyrm grilled steaks on Sunday, and we enjoyed them for two nights. On Monday we watched the Memorial Day Concert on PBS. The rest of the week was pretty quiet, too. It was fairly hot all week, but a little cooler on Friday and yesterday – not cool, but comfortable.
I did some work on the blog, adding alt data to a bunch of images, as well as writing visual descriptions for a few of them. I know this is important because it provides accessibility for the visually impaired, but I admit that while I do usually supply the alt data, I rarely add descriptions to book cover images or author photos because I simply don’t have time. However, I will try to add visual descriptions to my own photos from now on. (The alt text and descriptions are not usually visible on the page, but can be read aloud by software used by the visually impaired.)
- – Top Ten Tuesday; tentative
- reviews TBD
- Sunday Post – 6/12/2022
What I’ve Been Reading/Watching
Reading: I have had a hard time getting into books for the last week or two, so I went on a rereading binge this week with Mary Jo Putney’s Lost Lords series. I reread Loving a Lost Lord, Never Less Than a Lady, Nowhere Near Respectable, No Longer a Gentleman, Sometimes a Rogue (review) and Not Quite a Wife (review.) Now I’m finishing the series with Not Always a Saint (review). (I reviewed the last three in 2013, 2014, and 2015 respectively. Someday I will go back and review the first four books.)
I also started Miss Percy’s Guide to the Care and Feeding of British Dragons by Quenby Olson, and The Siren of Sussex by Mimi Matthews, and I’ll continue reading them in the week(s) to come. And I’m still reading—slowy, so as to savor it!—The Forgotten Beasts of Eld by Patricia McKillip, a gorgeous fantasy by an incredible writer.
Listening to: Mostly podcasts, while I wait for my hold on Invisible Women to come back in. I’ve been listening to Twenty Thousand Hertz, 99% Invisible, and Invisible Worlds—episodes from earlier this year that I missed.
Watching: Around the World in 80 Days (the 2021 series starring David Tennant.) We are three episodes in, and although it diverges signficantly from the book in some ways, I’m really enjoying it.