I am linking up to the Sunday Post hosted by Kim of Caffeinated Book Reviewer and The Sunday Salon (TSS) hosted by Deb Nance of Readerbuzz 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 It's Monday! What Are you Reading? hosted by Kathryn of Book Date where readers talk about what they have been, are and will be reading.
What I Am Reading: I am reading Swimming Back to Trout River by Linda Rui Feng, which I am quite enjoying. I am very invested in each of the characters' lives--Junie, Momo, Cassia and Dawn. Mouse and I started reading Cindy Callaghan's Just Add Magic this week. My daughter has seen the TV series multiple times now--we figured it was time to read the book.
Earlier in the week I finished reading Black Water Sister by Zen Cho and Ashley Weaver's A Peculiar Combination (Electra McDonnell #1) by Ashley Weaver. Both were great reads.
Next up will likely be this week's TBR poll winner, which I look forward to reading. I am also considering picking up Happy Endings by Thien-Kim Lam.
What I Am Watching: My family and I are still working our way through the final season of Angel. We took a break a couple of nights from that to catch up on The Masked Singer and Assembled: The Making of the Falcon and the Winter Soldier. We have not watched much outside of that this week.
Off the Blog: It was a busy week both at work and on the home front with dance, Girl Scouts and musical theatre. On Thursday, Mouse and I took part in the kick off of the Girl Scout's Becoming Me program, which was inspired by Michelle Obama. Thousands of Girl Scouts from across the country and world logged on for the virtual event and were able to hear Michelle Obama speak. From friends and our own experience, we were all a little disappointed it was not more interactive, but given the scope of the event, I suppose we should not really be surprised. Just the same, Michelle was as inspiring as ever. I may have been a little more excited about the event going in than my daughter, but I think she enjoyed herself in the end. Friday was Mouse's regular Zoom Girl Scout troop meeting where the girls began working on a jewelry journey badge after finishing up a scribe one. Today (Saturday) is a full day of dance and rehearsals for Annie, plus a dance booster club meeting. Afterwards we are getting together with one of Mouse's dance friends and her parents for a backyard dinner and socially distanced (and masked) playdate.
Happy Mother's Day to all the mothers and mother figures out there! My daughter and husband surprised me with flowers and a balloon yesterday, a little early present. I love them. I have no special plans for the day. I imagine it will be much like our usual Sunday--our one day of the week to really rest. I feel like we've all earned it!
Tell me what you have been up to! What are you reading, listening to and watching? How was your week? Do you have anything planned for this next week?
Thank you for helping me decide what book from my TBR collection I should read next:
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. 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 May's TBR List Poll! It's always fun to see which book gets the most votes. I plan to read all three of these books at some point, but next up will be The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet (Wayfarers #1) by Becky Chambers. It won with 14 votes. Spin the Dawn (The Blood of Stars #1) by Elizabeth Lim got 6 votes and The Map of Time (Trilogía Victoriana #1) by Félix J. Palma, translated by Nick Caistor. Thank you again for voting!
I hope you all have a wonderful week! Happy Reading!
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