In real life: Between the index and two long Zoom meetings, I spent a lot of time on the computer last week. It’s going to be worse in the coming week. No meetings coming up, but I will really need to push to finish this project on time.
Last weekend, I won a $5 gift certificate from the COYER team! It was a total surprise, and really made my week. (There may even have been squeeing.) I treated myself to a paperback copy of Anne Lamott’s Bird by Bird, a classic book on writing that has been recommended to me time and again.
On Tuesday, I had to run down to the big city to our south for a routine doctor’s appointment with one of my specialists. It’s a long drive—about an hour and twenty minutes each way—so I was able to listen to over two hours of Hammered on the way there and back.
The weather was gorgeous this week, sunny and cool. If I could, I would live in spring or autumn year round. Well, no, I wouldn’t, because I like snow, too. But I’m not a fan of summer’s heat and humidity around here, so I’m not really looking forward to the hotter weather.
- Sunday Post – 5/28/2023
What I’ve Been Reading/Watching
Reading: I read The Sinister Booksellers of Bath (Garth Nix; review copy), which counts toward the COYER “Catch Up/Finish a Series” readathon. Currently, I’m reading Murder at the Royal Botanic Gardens (Andrea Penrose), the 5th Wrexford & Sloane mystery, which I am buddy-reading with Sophia Rose—yet another for the readathon, assuming I can finish it by tonight, which is dubious. Eventually, I’ll get back to The Lord of Stariel (A.J. Lancaster; it’s one of my #23in2023 books.)
Listening to: Hammered, by Kevin Hearne. It’s book three in the Iron Druid readalong, and the chat was rescheduled for today. (I’m actually finishing it this morning.) I need to get back to The Empty House by Rosamunde Pilcher, but I need to listen to Tricked first; it’s the fourth book in the Iron Druid series, and the discussion is
next Sunday in two weeks. I am still listening to Season 4 of the Writing Excuses podcast now and then, but only in short intervals.
Playing (occasionally): Wordle, the NYT Spelling Bee, and Pokemon Go.
Watching: We finished All Creatures Great and Small season 3, and are almost finished with Picard season 3. We also watched a few Nature documentaries.
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