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 just got home not too long ago from a full day at the dance studio. Rehearsals kicked off today on top of Mouse's regular dance classes. I dragged my computer with me for a change to see if I could get any of my review writing done this morning and ended up with a sore back and wrists. Darn carpal tunnel syndrome. The working conditions weren't exactly the most comfortable. I don't know if I will be trying that again. I attended a booster meeting this afternoon and am now settling in for the night. My husband ordered barbecue chicken pizza from a local pizza place, which should be arriving soon. Tomorrow Mouse has her first Girl Scout cookie booth--she'll be armed with mask, face shield and lots of hand sanitizer. Her dad is volunteering to help at the booth so I can stay home and have the house to myself (a rare treat!).
It was an ordinary week otherwise. Work continues to be busy. One of my colleagues will be out for several weeks helping her daughter with her new baby. She was set to take time off in March, but it looks like the baby will be coming early so she will be off starting this coming week.
I hope you are having a good weekend and wish you well this coming week!
This past week I finished reading Marion Lane and the Deadly Rose by T.A. Willberg, a mystery set in London during the Cold War era. This is the second book in the series. It has a bit of a steampunk-like quality to it, featuring a underground detective agency that relies on unique gadgets to help them avert crises.
What I Am Reading Now
I am over halfway into The Cartographers by Peng Shepherd, a mystery/thriller mixed with fantasy about a priceless map that someone has decided is worth killing for and the woman who is trying to uncover its secrets, including its tie to her own family history. This week I also started reading The Okay Witch and the Hungry Shadow by Ellen Steinkellner at my daughter's request. She knew how much I liked the first book and though maybe I would like this one too.
I admit I have not made much progress in The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas since I last posted my weekly mews. I hope to get back on track with my reading schedule soon though.
What I Will Be Reading Next
Thank you to everyone who voted in this month's TBR poll! I am really excited about all three of this month's options. I am in the mood for a book with a more romantic bent and the three contenders this month were all calling my name. I still plan to read all three at some point, but let's see which one I will be reading this month:
Recipe for Persuasion (The Rajes #2) by Sonali Dev received seven votes while Jen DeLuca's Well Played (Well Met #2) earned 9 votes. Dial A for Aunties (Aunties #1) by Jesse Q. Sutanto won with 13 votes. I am looking forward to diving into Dial A for Aunties next!
Thank you again to all who voted!
My TBR List is 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 let you vote for my next read during that month. My review will follow (unfortunately, not likely in the same month, but eventually--that's all I can promise).
What I Have Been Watching
Although I was not able to get into the popular Lee Child Reacher series books, I was curious about the television series. My husband and I enjoyed watching this first season, even though I found it a bit too heavy on the violence (I am more sensitive to it as I get older for some reason). We also watched the final episode of The Book of Boba Fett. If you follow Disney's Mandalorian television series, you will likely want to watch this series before the next season of The Mandalorian comes out. I liked The Book of Boba Fett but admit I did not find it as satisfying as I do The Mandalorian.
Just for the heck of it, I re-watched a few episodes of Scandal starring Kerry Washington. I really liked the show the first time I watched it, but I am not sure I am up for a complete re-watch right now so do not think I will continue.
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