Well, last Sunday didn’t go as planned. I sliced my left index finger open and had to go to the ER for stitches… only one stitch, as it turned out. Luckily it is more of a v-shaped shallow slice than a deep gash, and the nerves should be ok. But I can’t knit or spin for now, and typing is awkward and much slower than usual. And I missed the online reunion with my college Gilbert & Sullivan group, darn it!
Fortunately, I didn’t have an indexing project this week, so I was able to elevate my hand for the early part of the week (the finger was pretty swollen for a couple of days) and just read or play games on my phone or iPad. I did have to drive down to see my rheumatologist on Monday (my first visit since the pandemic started.) Driving an hour and 20 minutes each way with one and a half hands was… interesting, but manageable.
End of May Challenge Update: I’m about 8 books behind on my Goodreads Challenge—not great, but not insurmountable. I have read 7 books for The Backlist Reader Challenge (but only reviewed one so far.) I expect that number to increase over the next few months, since I want to read the 2nd and 3rd books in the ACOTAR trilogy and the rest of the Kat Holloway mysteries—when I can fit them in around ARCs.
- Sunday Post – 5/23/2021
- The Art of Betrayal, by Connie Berry
- News & Notes – 5/29/2021
- Sunday Post – 5/30/2021 – this post
- Top Ten Tuesday post, tentative
- WIP Wednesday – tentative
- News & Notes – 6/05/2021 – tentative
- Sunday Post – 6/06/2021 – tentative
What I’m Reading/Watching
Reading: I finished Castle Shade (Laurie R. King; ARC), which I really enjoyed. I also read A Court of Thorns and Roses (Sarah J. Maas) for the COYER book club’s May meeting. Then I I dived into one of my most anticipated books of the year, Beyond by Mercedes Lackey (ARC). I have been waiting for the story of Valdemar’s founding since 1988, and I was not disappointed. (Also, isn’t that cover gorgeous?!) After that, I read Scandal Above Stairs and started on Death in Kew Gardens, both by Jennifer Ashley (library.) (Click title for Goodreads page or my review.)
Listening to: The Code of the Woosters by P. G. Wodehouse. It’s hilarious! I also listened to a couple of podcasts: 99% Invisible (on the need to update toilets and sewer sytems), and the humorous news quiz, Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me.
Watching: We’re back to watching Season 4 of Warehouse 13. We also saw a couple of episodes of Undiscovered Vistas: one about Vancouver Island, and another on the Yucatan rainforest and its cenotes.
Added to the Hoard
For Review or Consideration
Many thanks to 47North for Bacchanal!