Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there! I will working today (from home, of course), but Mr. Bookwyrm made me French toast and sausage for brunch, and Robin called and we had a lovely chat on Facetime. I plan to call both my mother and my stepmother this afternoon.
How has your week been? Like so many of us, I’ve been having a hard time staying focused and on task, and it’s taking a toll on everything I want to get done. I need to pull myself together, because this isn’t over, and won’t be for a long time. Even as some states are beginning to lift restrictions, the virus continues to spread, and it’s not going to magically disappear. I need to figure out how to stay focused and productive anyway.
On the brighter side, I finally read a book that has been sitting on my shelf for at least three years, and I really loved it! I’m going to order the two sequels. And I saw these gorgeous purple clematis by a mailbox on our last walk. (see below) Aren’t they lovely?
And on the really bright side, we are both healthy and have everything we need, and our extended families are all healthy as well… for which I am most truly thankful.
Last Week on the Blog
- Welcome to May! Sunday Post, 5/03/2020
- News & Notes – Coronavirus Edition, Week 9 (5/09/2020)
- Sunday Post – 5/10/2020 – this post
This Week on the Blog
- WIP Wednesday – 5/13/2020
- News & Notes – Coronavirus Edition, Week 10 (5/16/2020) – tentative
- Sunday Post – 5/17/2020 – tentative
What I’m Reading/Watching
Reading: I read two ARCs this week: Seeing Darkness, the 30th book in Heather Graham’s Krewe of Hunters series, and Murder in Waiting, the 11th Tourist Trap Mystery by Lynn Cahoon. Then I dug around on my TBR shelves and picked out Winterwood, a fantasy by Jacey Bedford that had been sitting there unread for nearly four years. Wow! It’s really good, and I wonder why I waited so long. And yesterday, I started rereading Mary Stewart’s The Ivy Tree, which I haven’t read since… oh, my 20s or early 30s, I think. I remember the surprise twist, but very little else, so it will be interesting to revisit it and see if I can spot the clues to the twist. (Click titles to view book on Goodreads.)
Listening: I am listening to Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. I also listened to some early Twenty Thousand Herz (20K) episodes, and started listening to a podcast Robin recommended, called Harry Potter and the Sacred Text.
Added to the Hoard
For Review or Review Consideration
I won A Game of Fox and Squirrels in a Goodreads giveaway, and it arrived yesterday. Many thanks to Henry Holt & Company! (Click title for Goodreads link.)
Purchased (Kindle, print, or audio)
Kindle sale: The Janus Stone; Penny for Your Secrets; Wicked As You Wish; Cloudy with a Chance of Witchcraft (recommended by Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer); Catfishing on Catnet (which just won the YA Edgar Award.) Audible: Catfishing on Catnet (Click title for Goodreads page.)