Our second week of staying home went reasonably well. Mr. Bookwyrm will be working from home for the next month or so (at least.) I had this week off once I turned in a project on Monday, but I have another project coming in a week or two.
Thursday’s weather was gorgeous, so we went for a walk… about 2 miles around our neighborhood. Friday I pulled out the breadmaker and made a loaf of whole wheat bread. I haven’t used the breadmaker in at least 10 or 15 years, and I was almost ready to declutter it — but I’m awfully glad I didn’t! I also finished knitting a sock, started a jigsaw puzzle, and listened to the entire first Harry Potter book this week. And I’m thinking much more about what I cook these days, so as to make the best use of the foods we have on hand. So far, we haven’t had to go to the store, but we’ll have to eventually.
Last Week on the Blog
- Sunday Post – 3/22/2020
- News & Notes – 3/28/2020
- Joining COYER Quarantine Edition
- Sunday Post – 3/29/2020 – this post
This Week on the Blog
- News & Notes – 4/04/2020 – tentative
- Sunday Post – 4/05/2020 – tentative
What I’m Reading/Watching
Reading: I’m rereading Aunt Dimity’s Death for the umpteenth time. It has been one of my comfort reads for literally decades. (Robin knit me the pink bunny years ago. He is modeled after Reginald, the pink flannel bunny on the book’s cover.) My ARC of Real Men Knit by Kwana Jackson is on pause for the moment, while I focus on comfort reading. With all the coronavirus uncertainty and my anxiety levels up, my concentration is shot; familiar books are both more soothing and easier to stick with right now. (Click titles for Goodreads or my review.)
Listening: I listened to Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, also for the umpteenth time.
Watching: We watched a few more episodes of Picard, which is really good. We’ve only watched through episode 7, so no spoilers, please! We’re also following Trevor Noah and Stephen Colbert as they broadcast from home.
Added to the Hoard
For Review or Review Consideration
Many thanks to Bantam (Penguin Random House)! Click to see on Goodreads: Riviera Gold
Purchased (Kindle, print, or audio)
I won an Amazon gift certificate in the COYER Challenge that ran from December through early March. Thank you so much, Michelle and Berls of Because Reading! I put it toward a hardcover copy of The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern, which should be ready to emerge from its quarantine box soon. And Open Road Media had a huge sale on children’s and YA ebooks (and some adult classics, like Dune.)