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.
The tree in my front yard is bursting with purple blossoms. The weather has been quite pleasant in my part of the world--warm but not overly so. Although, the nights have still been chilly.
We had a quiet Valentine's Day. Well, a busy work/school/dance day and then a quiet Valentine's Day evening. There were flowers, chocolate and books. It was a very busy week at work--which seems to be the norm these days. There has been talk of hiring more staff but time will tell whether that becomes a reality. Last weekend's Girl Scout cookie booth went well and Mouse will be manning one this weekend at another local store. There seems to be a short supply of cookies just about everywhere, mostly due to supply chain issues.
The mask mandate in the state was relaxed this past week for indoor public places, at least for the vaccinated. There was a protest at my daughter's school, parents opposed to the school mask mandate that is still in place. My daughter, husband and I didn't see any of the protesters, but we heard about them. I guess they were blocking one of the school entrances and the police were called.
I hope you are all enjoying the weekend and have a great week. Can you believe March is almost here?
New to the Shelves
Mouse's latest acquisitions:
A World Without Princes (School for Good and Evil #2) by Soman Chainani
The Last Ever After (School for Good and Evil #3) by Soman Chainani
Anjin's latest acquisitions:
Friends of the Devil by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips
Destroy All Monsters by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips
Recent gift card purchases:
You'll Never Believe What Happened to Lacey: Crazy Stories about Racism
by Amber Roffin & Lacey Lamar
Neon Gods (Dark Olympus #1) by Katee Robert
Cultish: The Language of Fanaticism by Amanda Montell
Have you read any of these books? What books did you add to your TBR this week?
It was a good reading week. I finished reading Peng Shepherd's The Cartographer, which I enjoyed quite a bit. I laughed my way through Dial A for Aunties by Jesse Q. Sutanto. My daughter wanted a play by play of the book as I read and now we are both looking forward to the Netflix movie when it comes out. I finished off the week with The Okay Witch and the Hungry Shadow by Emma Steinkellner, the second book in a graphic novel series my daughter and I both enjoy reading.
At the moment I have my bookmark in The Book of Cold Cases by Simone St. James, one of my most anticipated reads of the year. I am also reading Witch Hat Atelier, Vol. 5 by Kamome Shirahama, translated by Stephen Kohler, a manga series my daughter introduced me to last year. I love the artwork. I fell a little behind the first half of the month, but I am back on track with my year long reading project to read The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas.
Up Next in Reading
I have not settled on what I will be reading next, although I have my eye on these three books as possible options, depending on which way my mood takes me: The Cage by Bonnie Kistler, Devil's Chew Toy by Rob Osler, and Unseen Magic by Emily Lloyd-Jones.
What I Have Been Watching/Listening To
My husband and I are watching the second season of Daredevil and I am on the fourth season of Chuck. We are all caught up with The Cleaning Lady, which we continue to enjoy. I put on the first couple of episodes of Blindspot the other day. I hadn't gotten far in the series when it first aired, but I have wanted to get back to it.
Friday evening, we put on Criminal Idol, Season 1. Mouse is really into the music and had wanted to see the You-Tube videos for the song series by Static-P of Black Static and Swerve. It is about a group of performers called the Star Blush Girls, who are framed for a bombing. The songs follow the girls and detective's investigation into what happened and who is behind it. The photo below is linked to the song video series for those who may be interested. Mouse's favorite song from the series is "No One's In This Alone".
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