I’m digging a bit for some highlights this week, given my general feeling that a Xanax drip would be beneficial. Mask mandate is gone April 6th in Indiana, but I can’t even sign up for a vaccine until March 31st.
Some good stuff . . . Because it’s still March, Biscuit reminded Nick to get a Shamrock Shake. I realized, after eleven years, that Kitty likes string, so I got her a ball of yarn. The best part was last Sunday, when Biscuit Book Club read Lab Girl by Hope Jahren, a book Lou @ Lou Lou Reads loves, so we got our time zones aligned and video chatted. Biscuit says Lou and I look like sisters, and I agree.
I saw this quote on Reddit, and it made me happy because it’s so angry-sounding:
“Metaphors? I hate metaphors. That’s why my favorite book is Moby Dick. No frufu symbolism, just a good simple tale about a man who hates an animal.” – Ron Swanson*I watched a few episodes of Parks and Rec season one and did not like it, though I hear S1 is not good and the rest are.
Owned Books on TBR at Beginning of Year: 242 Owned Books on TBR Today: 231
THIS WEEK’S BLOG POSTS
I was starting to worry about sharing too many Meet the Writer features, but it seems like my regular readers get something different from each interview. Also, I’m now seeing previous guests reading new features! This is community building online, and it makes my heart happy. In case you missed out, check out the newest interview with Linda Wisniewski.
For the first time, Jackie @ Death by Tsundoku and I are on the same page with a Valdemar book. In Changes, whomever the evildoers are, we’re not getting enough information about them to make them scary, threatening, or . . . have a point? Fingers crossed the 4th book in our current quintet is better. I’d like to finish out this three-year #ReadingValdemar project strong.
NEXT WEEK’S BLOG POSTS
Although Christian fiction typically is not for me, I trust Zora Neale Hurston. In her hands, the story of Moses is a riveting, funny, yet meaningful novel. Biscuit and I even joined via Zoom with the Eatonville book club, Gathering and Gabbing, to discuss Moses, Man of the Mountain. Review on Tuesday.
I’m so thankful that we can do loads with authors and other readers on video. My local library hosted Terry McMillan to discuss her newest book, It Ain’t All Downhill from Here, which is about five female friends in their seventies navigating what life throws at them. Review Thursday.
BOOKS ADDED TO THE TBR PILE
I’m specifically listening to Wilson’s book on audio after reading that the narrator won the Audie Award 2020 Best Female Narrator.