I am linking up to the Sunday Post hosted by Kim of Caffeinated Book Reviewer, where participants recap our week, talk about what we are reading, share any new books that have come our way, and whatever else we want to talk about. I am also linking The Sunday Salon hosted by Deb Nance of Readerbuzz where participants discuss what they are reading and other bookish topics.
What I Am Reading: I turned to a favorite author this past week to help break my reading slump. I am nearly finished with Wolf Gone Wild (Stay a Spell, #1) by Juliette Cross. While my bookmark is still in Ibram X Kendi's How To Be an Antiracist, I read very little of it this week. I hope to dive back in soon.
What I Am Watching: We are slowly working our way through the Star Wars movies. So far we seen Star Wars: The Phantom Menace and Star Wars: Attack of the Clones. The first three episodes on the series are not the strongest by any stretch, but they are entertaining. And I do find Naboo to be a beautiful planet.
I started watching Netflix's Cursed, which I believe is based on an illustrated novel by Frank Miller and Tom Wheeler I haven't read. I am not a huge fan of Arthurian legends or their alternative tellings generally, but this certainly is a different and interesting take on it. I have a soft spot for strong women leads. One of my favorite novels is Bradley's Mists of Avalon, after all. It's rather graphic violence wise, but other than that, I am enjoying it.
Off the Blog: Summer break has come to an end. Mouse's teacher sent an e-mail on Friday introducing himself and information on how to log in to class on Monday morning. I sent him a brief email of support, knowing this will be a challenge for all of us. He's an experienced 4th grade teacher. I really feel for those teachers who are being thrown into grades and classes they do not have a lot of experience with. This first week is sure to be one of adjustment and change.
I was called into the office this past week to meet and begin the training of a new staff person. We have another couple of new people who will likely be starting between now and the end of the month as well. Most of their training will be done remotely.
My husband accepted a supporting role in my daughter's ballet performance. He began rehearsals this weekend. Mouse continues with her online rehearsals for both the musical and ballet every Saturday. They are hoping to put together the shows the end of September. Audtions for the Nutcracker are also in September, but we will be skipping this year's production.
Why did the humans move the tree?
Tell me what you have been up to! What are you reading, listening to and watching? How was your week?
Thank you for helping me decide what book from my TBR collection I should read next:
My TBR List is a meme hosted by the awesome Michelle at Because Reading. It’s a fun way to choose a book from your TBR pile to read. The 1st Saturday of every month, I will list 3 books I am considering reading and take a poll as to which you think I should read. I will read the winner that month, and my review will follow (unfortunately, not likely in the same month, but eventually--that's all I can promise).
One of my favorite places to spend time is in a library, and that made this month's poll more enticing. Seven of you voted for the cozy mystery, Checked Out For Murder by Allison Brook. Eight voted for AJ Hackwith's The Library of the Unwritten. The winner, Ink and Bone by Rachel Cane came in with twelve votes. I have been wanting to start the Great Library series for awhile now and am looking forward to reading it. Thank you to all who voted!
Ruthless and supremely powerful, the Great Library is now a presence in every major city, governing the flow of knowledge to the masses. Alchemy allows the Library to deliver the content of the greatest works of history instantly—but the personal ownership of books is expressly forbidden.
Jess Brightwell believes in the value of the Library, but the majority of his knowledge comes from illegal books obtained by his family, who are involved in the thriving black market. Jess has been sent to be his family’s spy, but his loyalties are tested in the final months of his training to enter the Library’s service.
When his friend inadvertently commits heresy by creating a device that could change the world, Jess discovers that those who control the Great Library believe that knowledge is more valuable than any human life—and soon both heretics and books will burn… [Goodreads Summary]
Thank you for voting! I hope you all have a wonderful week! Happy Reading!
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