Other than some knitting and a little spinning, I didn’t get much accomplished this week. But I continued to follow news reports and commentary on the Black Lives Matter movement, had some good discussions with family members on the phone, and attended a virtual meeting of my local Spinners and Weavers Guild meeting on Saturday morning — the first one I’ve been able to attend since February. The group has also started holding a virtual “Sip ‘n’ Craft” evening once a week, so I’m hoping to join them this week.
Despite the easing of restrictions, my husband and I continue to be very cautious about going anywhere we might encounter other people. Few people around here seem to be wearing masks, and the prevailing attitude among people who are out and about seems to be that they aren’t worried… which worries me. Case numbers are still climbing in our state, even in our semi-rural county.
Last Week on the Blog
- Sunday Post – 6/07/2020
- Booked for Death, by Victoria Gilbert — Review & Giveaway
- WIP Wednesday – 6/10/2020: A Scarf and a Shawl
- News & Notes – 6/13/2020
- Sunday Post – 6/14/2020 – this post
This Week on the Blog
- Top Ten Books on My Summer 2020 TBR
- WIP Wednesday – 6/17/2020 – tentative
- News & Notes – 6/20/2020 – tentative
- Sunday Post – 6/21/2020 – tentative
What I’m Reading/Watching
Reading: Honestly, my main reading this week has been news and commentary, but I did read some books. I finished rereading The Little White Horse (Elizabeth Goudge), which I reviewed back in 2013. I read Tracey Livesay’s forthcoming Like Lovers Do (ARC) for the COYER Quarantine Diversity Readathon, because a friend has been recommending her for years. And I started Riviera Gold (ARC) by Laurie R. King. The Book of Dragons, a fantasy anthology (ARC), has been mostly on hold this week, but I did manage to read one or two stories. (Click titles to view on Goodreads.)
Listening: Since I finished Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire a week ago, I should be listening to Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. But it’s my least favorite of the Harry Potter books, mostly because I loathe Umbridge so much, and given everything that’s going on, I just couldn’t muster any enthusiasm for starting it. So I decided to take a short break from Harry, and instead I’m listening to Lingo, a nonfiction book about European languages.
Watching: We haven’t watched much this week other than news and late-night comedy, but we did squeeze in an episode or two of Warehouse 13, Season 4.
Added to the Hoard
For Review or Review Consideration
Many thanks to Kensington for Tea and Treachery! (Click title for Goodreads link.)
Purchased (Kindle, print, or audio)
There were too many good sales this week! Plus, I bought some books to further my personal anti-racism journey. My mom recommended Song in a Weary Throat, which she recently finished reading. And as I sometimes do, I took advantage of Amazon’s Audible Match program — when you buy a Kindle book, you can sometimes buy the Audible edition for much less than Audible’s usual cost. We don’t subscribe to Audible’s monthly program, but we have a small-but-growing Audible library purchased this way.
Print: Kindle (sale): Poirot Investigates; Minor Mage; The Black God’s Drums; Me and White Supremacy; This Side of Murder; Once Ghosted, Twice Shy; Blanca & Roja; The Richmond Thief; Song in a Weary Throat; Blood Rites. Audiobooks (Audible, Libro.fm, or Chirp): Me and White Supremacy; Song in a Weary Throat (Audible via Amazon); The Secret of Chimneys (Chirp). (Click title for Goodreads page or my review.)