I was very tired all week and had problems when I sat on the couch.
Thanks to Biscuit putting my dad on every wait list she could find, Dad got first covid shot, with no side effects. Biscuit is on the mend from the second shot, which her body did not handle quit as well (her symptoms pretty much matched Ignited Moth’s). To be fair, Biscuit knows she doesn’t handle any vaccine well (the medical person “pokes her temple,” you know) and doesn’t handle staying home sick the way most do. She’d rather be at work! That’s okay; I checked in on her lots of times. We also celebrated new CDC guidelines about vaccinated people: if everyone is vaccinated, they can get together with no masks. Nick and I are hoping that Biscuit and Dad could come to Indiana for my birthday the first week of May. It’s optimistic, possibly a stretch, but you never know.
For those of you who follow Jackie @ Death By Tsundoku, I keep up with her almost every day. She’s currently visiting family, so baby went on her first road trip. Jackie and I cheer each other up when we’re overwhelmed. Pretty soon we’ll be reading and reviewing our next #ReadingValdemar book.
THIS WEEK’S BLOG POSTS
It’s such a bummer that the original folks I talked to and read Paradise Cove with seem to have vanished, but I was happy to have the author, Jenny Holiday, on Grab the Lapels for a Meet the Writer feature. I’ve requested her newest novel from the library and will get to it as soon as it’s available.
Thanks to everyone for your wonderful comments about A Life Interrupted by Louise Mathewson. If the collection sounds interesting to you, please grab a copy (it’s available as an e-book and in paperback). The press is small and the poet’s writing is beautiful, rolling like a river in your heart as you read.
NEXT WEEK’S BLOG POSTS
I had to wait to get her on the blog because she had a book deadline to meet, but now she’s coming! Susan Allott, author of the excellent The Silence, a novel I read for Reading Australia month, will be visiting with her very own feature. Interview on Tuesday.
We met Dr. Leslie Moïse not long ago in a Meet the Writer feature. Now, I’m sharing my review of her memoir, Love is the Thread. I still vividly recall the opening of this powerful nonfiction work in which we meet Moïse after she’s fled an abusive partner who has threatened to murder her, and how Moïse is encouraged to meet another woman who is struggling. Review Thursday.
BOOKS ADDED TO THE TBR PILE
I get the feeling I’m going to be nodding a whole lot as I read the one book I added to my TBR.
Owned Books Still on TBR: 234
Owned Books Read/Reading This Year: 29