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.
I am linking up to Stacking the Shelves hosted by Team Tynga's Reviews and Marlene of Reading Reality a meme in which participants share what new books came their way recently.
It was an ordinary week in my life over all. The highlight was a trip to to the local dance store in town to get Mouse fitted for new pointe shoes. We stopped by Barnes and Noble on the way home since it's in the neighborhood. Mouse and I both found a couple books we were interested in reading. To be honest we found a lot more than that, but settled on just two for each of us, taking advantage of their sale. We evidently missed the rain while we were in the store, too busy browsing the shelves and tables of books. We ordered hot chocolate at the store's café before heading home.
More people called out of work this week due to illness. We were able to get permission to have most staff work from home exclusively for the time being to further limit the amount of people in the office at one time. As a supervisor, I am still required to go in for my designated week, but at least there will be very few others in at the same time.
We had opted out of the Girl Scout cookie rally which is being held this weekend at the Los Angeles Zoo. From the sound of it, the rest of our troop did too. The new cookie season starts in another week for our area. I am not sure yet how that will look for the girls--whether they will be doing booths at the local stores or not. If they do, it will mean jam packed weekends with dance and rehearsals thrown in.
Most of the holiday decorations have been put away but the tree is still up. I hope to get it down this weekend. There have been years we have left it up for months, decorating it for other holidays and the seasons. I do not think it came down at all in 2020.
Nina has not laid on anyone since she was a kitten, and so everyone got quiet, watching her (but pretending not to) as she made her way onto Anjin's leg and slowly settled in for a brief nap.
Last Night at the Telegraph Club by Malinda Lo
Heartless by Marissa Meyer (Mouse's pick)
The School of Good and Evil (#1) by Soman Chainani, illustrated by Iacopo Bruno (Mouse's pick)
I am loving Circe by Madeline Miller and will likely finish early this next week. I have officially set my bookmark a few pages into The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas, which I plan to read over the course of the year. I made a tiny bit more progress in Dressed For Freedom: The Fashionable Politics of American Feminism by Einav Rabinovitch-Fox and hopefully by next week I will be able to say I am half way through. Although I am finding it slow going, it is interesting. I especially like how the author discusses how economics and race intersect with fashion throughout the twentieth century.
Up Next in Reading
I worry that anything I pick up next will not live up to the high I will be in when I finish Circe. Perhaps The Girl with the Louding Voice by Abi Daré, which will be so different and has received equally high praise. Or perhaps I will go with a mystery like The Maid by Nita Prose. We will see which way my mood takes me.
What I Have Been Watching
After hearing so many people mentioning the coming of the third and final season of The Discovery of Witches, I decided to give season one a try. I am about three episodes in so far. My husband has even watched a bit with me. I read the books so long ago, I am afraid the details escape me. It is probably for the best though as I can enjoy the show without making constant comparisons. We also have been catching up with The Wonder Years, which we just love.
This Week In Reading Mews
Tell me what you have been up to! What are you reading, listening to and watching? How was your week?
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