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: My daughter and I both continue to read Wonder by R.J. Palacio, and are making our way through Dori Hillestad Butler's The Haunted Library series, featuring a ghost and his solid friend as the solve ghostly mysteries. We will likely start book 8 in the series this next week. For my own reading pleasure, I hope to start this month's TBR List Poll winner tonight. Fingers crossed!
What I Am Watching: We watched the final Star Wars movie this weekend, The Last Skywalker. It isn't my favorite of the final trilogy, but there are some great scenes. My husband made me watch an episode of one of his and my daughter's favorite YouTube series, 3DBotMaker. It's actually very clever. My husband discovered it while listening to a podcast as the hosts discussed alternatives to Formula 1 racing to watch during the pandemic. I am not really into car racing, admittedly, but sometimes I will watch if my husband happens to have a race on. The 3DBotMaker races involve toy cars that run on a toy track. The commentators narrate the race just as if it were a real Formula 1 race. It's actually pretty amusing. My husband and daughter never miss an episode.
I was able to get in a few episodes of The Originals recently. I am about four episodes into season 5. We continue to watch Buffy the Vampire Slayer. I love that my daughter has gotten into it.
Off the Blog: This past week was crazy busy at work, and I ended up having to work overtime more days than I'd like to count. My carpal tunnel syndrome is acting up quite a bit, and I've returned to wearing my braces at night and sometimes during the day. It also means I haven't been spending too much time on the computer unless it's for work (because I can't avoid that). It is one of the main reasons why I was not around much this past week to respond to comments and visit your blogs, sadly.
It was a rather ordinary week in our household otherwise. Mouse attended her Zoom dance and musical theater classes. She also had a Girl Scout meeting (Zoom, of course). For her Girl Scout meeting, she had to do a presentation on a historical girl/woman of her choice, and she chose Princess Diana. It's hard for me to think of Princess Diana in terms of being "historical", but to my daughter, I suppose she really is a historical figure. Gosh, do I feel old!
Anjin and I got our ballots in the mail and will be sitting down to fill them out tomorrow. As is our tradition, we plan to drop them off at the Registrar of Voters office in person.
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This Week in Reading Mews:
- My Bookish Mewsings: Wolf Gone Wild & Don't Hex and Drive by Juliette Cross
- Waiting to Read Wednesday: Asylum City / Judge's Girls / Among the Beasts & Briars / A Page Marked for Murder
What have you been up to lately? What are you reading, watching and listening to right now?
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).
Thank you to everyone who voted in this month's poll. I could tell early on from the comments who the likely winner would be and, sure enough, that book won by quite a margin. Mrs. Morris and the Witch by Traci Wilton came in with only 2 votes, followed by 5 votes for Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion. Naomi Novik's A Deadly Education came in with 14 votes. I am really excited to dive in!
Lesson One of the Scholomance
Learning has never been this deadly
A Deadly Education is set at Scholomance, a school for the magically gifted where failure means certain death (for real) — until one girl, El, begins to unlock its many secrets. There are no teachers, no holidays, and no friendships, save strategic ones. Survival is more important than any letter grade, for the school won’t allow its students to leave until they graduate… or die! The rules are deceptively simple: Don’t walk the halls alone. And beware of the monsters who lurk everywhere. El is uniquely prepared for the school’s dangers. She may be without allies, but she possesses a dark power strong enough to level mountains and wipe out millions. It would be easy enough for El to defeat the monsters that prowl the school. The problem? Her powerful dark magic might also kill all the other students. [Goodreads Summary]
Thank you for voting! I hope you all have a wonderful week! Happy Reading!
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