Sunday, July 10, 2022

Weekly Mews: Still Breathing

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.






You would think after spending several hours in Urgent Care and then the ER, I would have managed to get lots of reading done yesterday/today, but no such luck. Although, to be fair, I did not get much reading done last week either due to us all being sick and my muddling through work as best I could. I did end up taking one day off from work because I felt so awful and couldn't manage it. I wish I was one of those types of readers who when sick could spend hours reading, but, alas, that is rarely the case. And in this instance, I have just been so tired, my focus off, and my head hurting so much it has been too challenging. We had to cancel our travel plans to visit my in-laws for this week, sadly. Maybe next year. So, this post will look look a lot like the last one in that my reading status has pretty much stayed the same. I hope you are all well!


Reading Now

I am still reading Dead Silence by S.A. Barnes and Ever After (The Hollows, #11) by Kim Harrison. I am actually enjoying both books--and it's not their fault my reading has taken a dive lately.


What are you reading right now? 

Up Next

My husband and daughter both finished reading the first volume of the manga series, Uncle From Another World by Hotondoshindeiru, and I hope to pick it up soon. 


Thank you to everyone who voted in my July TBR List Poll! I think my daughter was disappointed her pick didn't win, but I assured her I still want to read all three of this month's contenders, even if not right away. I specifically chose books this month that sounded light and funny--being that I need more of that in my life right now. 


The paranormal cozy mystery, Bait and Witch (Witch Way Librarian Mysteries #1) by Angela M. Sanders, came in third place with 8 votes while the rom-com fantasy, Enchanting Sarah Greenberg by Jennifer Inglis, came in second with 11 votes. Cherie Priest's Grave Reservations (The Booking Agents #1) won by 13 votes. I am eager to get started on that one. 


Thank you again for voting! What will you be reading next?

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

We are one episode away from the Season 4 finale of Stranger Things. It has been an intense season. I started out watching the show on my own when it first came out, but talked my family into watching (re-watching in my case) the first three seasons with me right before we started season 4 and now they are hooked too. My husband and I have also been making our way through the first season of Poldark (2015 version). I have not read the Winston Graham books the television series is based on and am not sure I will, but we are enjoying this period drama series.


What are you watching? 



My Cats (just because)


Thank you for voting! I hope you all have a wonderful week! Happy Reading!


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44 comments:

  1. I hope you feel much better soon. I can't read much when I'm sick either. I love the photos of the cats, they are adorable!

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    1. Wendy - Thank you! There are more of us than I thought that couldn't read when sick. I am glad I am not the only one.

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  2. I'm going to have to pick up that Manga for my daughter. She loves Manga and burns right through them and is always looking for new series. I hope you feel better soon! - Melinda @ A Web of Stories

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    1. Melinda - Thank you! I still haven't read it but I did watch the first anime episode and thought it was funny. Hopefully this weekend I will get to the first volume. :-) My daughter loves manga too.

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  3. When I'm sick, I often have to just sit and stare at the TV. Not even something I am watching for review. Just mindless stuff for fun. So I'm right there with you.

    Hope everyone is feeling better and you are able to read a bit more this week.

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    1. Mark - Thank you! There was a lot of TV watching and sleeping.

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  4. Oh no! I hope the trip to the ER wasn't for anything too serious?! Hope everything will be alright!

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    1. Eustacia - We've all been sick and in my case I was advised to go to urgent care/ER. I am starting to feel better, thankfully.

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  5. I can't read when I feel sick either; I can't do much of anything when I am sick. I am sorry to hear how bad you have felt. I do hope things get better for you soon.

    It's interesting that your daughter's first choice was not the first choice of us grownups. Since you will go ahead and read all three books in the poll, I wonder about what you and she will say about the three after they have all been read.

    I blame my sister for bringing Poldark to my attention. She shared the tv series with me and then she ended up reading the whole book series, too. I watched the tv series and I was happy to simply read the first couple of books.

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    1. Deb - Thank you. I am starting to feel better.

      Mouse likes to vote in my polls even though she likely won't read any of the books. :-)

      We are enjoying Poldark--I don't think I care to read the books though. Kind of how I feel about The Outlander series too.

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  6. I understand how you feel about not being able to read when you're sick. Reading is one of the first things to go when I'm sick. I usually want to do something that doesn't require much effort like veg out in front of the TV. I hope you're feeling better and that you have a great week.

    My Sunday Post

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    1. Jenni Elyse - Thank you! There was a lot of vegging, sadly. I haven't been good for much of anything this week. I did spend much of yesterday reading though, so that's a good sign!

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  7. I hope you feel better soon, and finally lose yourself in books again.

    Thanks for sharing, and here are my WEEKLY UPDATES

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  8. I'm so sorry you've all been sick. I can't read when I don't feel well either. Feel better soon! And Grave Reservations is such a fun book; I think you'll like it. :)

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    1. Lark - Thank you! I hope to start Grave Reservations tonight. :-)

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  9. I hope you feel better soon. I loved Grave Reservations and hope you do too. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

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    1. Kathy - Thank you! I am looking forward to starting Grave Reservations and am glad you loved it.

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  10. oh I really hope you feel better soon! I am grumpy about it being hot but at least I am not ill, just lethargic with the heat.

    Anne - Books of My Heart This is my Sunday Post

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  11. Oh dear, I am sorry to hear you have all been feeling so bad. I sure hope you feel better soon. I usually sleep when I'm not feeling well, so I get it. I hope you enjoy your upcoming book, Wendy.

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    1. Carla - Thank you. I am starting to feel better, thankfully. There has definitely been a lot of sleeping on my part.

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  12. Lovely cats ! Hope you are feeling better this week !

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  13. Is that... Godzilla in the clouds? Yeesh!!!

    I hope you're feeling better!! Dead Silence was quite fun (and spooky too)..

    I liked what I watched of Poldark.

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    1. Greg - Thank you! I think it is Godzilla. LOL I finished Dead Silence yesterday and really liked it.

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  14. So sorry you guys have been ill and had to take trips to urgent care and ER. Sigh. I understand about not being able to read at times when sick. Sometimes I can. Sometimes I can't. Kind of depends. Hopefully, the next few weeks will be better and you get your reading mojo back and enjoy the rest of the summer. We watched some of Poldark, but I think it fell off our watching rotation. These days, with so many ways to watch things, I kind of have to wander around and remind myself what we have and haven't started or want to start. Take care, Wendy!

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    1. Kay - Thank you. I wasn't much good for anything this week or last, but I am starting to feel better finally.

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  15. I hope you feel better soon, Wendy. I can't wait to hear your thoughts on Grave Reservations.

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  16. I'm so sorry to hear you've been unwell. I'm with you- usually can't read when I'm sick (if it includes headaches and bad fatigue)- makes recovery so dull. I hope you're better soon! My husband and I watched Poldark several years ago, we enjoyed it a lot. I've thought about reading the original book series, too.

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  17. I somehow missed that you are really sick, I am so sorry! And not even able to read. Yuck. I just finished Nothing to Envy by Barbara Demick (nonfiction about North Korea) and am reading an ok thriller. I do hope you feel better soon!

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    1. Helen - Thank you. I am starting to feel better, thankfully. I hope you are enjoying your reading!

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  18. I hope you feel better soon. After whingeing about the heat in Sri Lanka, I dare not whinge about the cold in Melbourne which is biting! Being with the children and grandchildren is a good compensation though. After almost four years absence it is good to be here.

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    1. Mystica - I am glad you are enjoying your time in Melbourne. Sri Lanka has been in the news a lot lately. I hope you are safe in Australia for the time being. Stay warm!

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  19. I love the pictures of your cats. I hope you feel better soon.

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    1. Mary - Thank you. The cats were very supportive! Haha

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  20. I had missed that you were sick, so sorry to hear it! I'm like you, I rarely get much reading done when I'm sick. I hope you get to feeling better soon. And yay, my pick won (if I remember correctly at least)!

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  21. I'm so sorry you were sick! I can never really read in waiting rooms or when sick either. I can sometimes do audio books when sick but that's about as good as it gets. I hope you are feeling better!

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    1. Katherine - Thank you. It's nice to know I am not alone in not being able to read when sick. I couldn't read in the waiting room at the hospital last weekend either, although I did try. :-(

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  22. Oh my gosh, I'm sorry to hear that you were at the ER and had to go to urgent care. I hope that you are gentle with yourself during this time -- it's so okay to not read as much when sick! Wishing you all the best this week.
    claire @clairefy

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  23. I'm so sorry to hear that you've been so sick. I hope you'll be feeling better soon.

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