In real life: We have had a quiet week of relaxing and enjoying family time, including a multi-person birthday party on Saturday. (I mean, we celebrated several people’s birthdays together, which we often do in this family.) I did have to spend some time going through the index proofs for my latest project, but that’s done now, and I’m free for the next few weeks.
My stepdad has fully recovered from his injuries from his fall last spring, thank goodness. It’s wonderful to see him out of the neck brace and walking easily.
I joined last Sunday’s Iron Druid Readathon chat about 12 minutes late due to technical difficulties (my laptop thought the wireless was turned off, and when that was fixed, it had forgotten the password for Robin’s WiFi.) Once I finally got connected, I really enjoyed the discussion.
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- Sunday Post – 8/20/2023
What I’ve Been Reading/Watching
Reading: I finished Murder Most Royal by S. J. Bennett (ARC) and the newly released Shoemaker’s Wife by Celia Lake, both of which I enjoyed very much. The latter prompted me to reread Old as the Hills and Upon a Summer’s Day, the most recent books by the same author, which in turn led to rereading The Fossil Door, the book which introduces the main characters in those two books, as well as a related collection of short stories, Three Tales of Gabe and Rathna. (It’s an extra, available from the author, so there’s no cover photo.) Then I started rereading Eclipse by the same author. I’m also halfway through Claws and Contrivances by Stephanie Burgis (an ARC from the author.)
Playing: Wordle and the NYT Spelling Bee. Robin and I played Pokemon Go together several times. And we played several games of Wingspan (a terrific tabletop game) with my sister’s family.
Watching: Robin got us started on Ted Lasso and Good Omens, and we also watched an episode of Strange New Worlds (S2 E5).
Added to the Hoard
I didn’t buy, borrow, or acquire any books this week. (Hard to believe, I know!)