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Pandemic-fatigue | Weekly Snapshot

It got busy this week! Lots going on at home, work, and otherwise as well.  Life My daughter's school decided to close on Friday, along with several other schools in the area, with some being closed from Thursday. Not enough staff. The school had been on a mask mandate since the beginning of the pandemic, dropping it only for one week when the pandemic had appeared to have stabilized last year. And yet, they dropped the mandate completely at the beginning of this year, when cases were exponentially rising, only to bring it back again starting next week. I've gone from being very annoyed to angry to feeling fatigue in these first two weeks already. I won't lie - we all mask around here and try to avoid going where we don't have a need to be in, and still, we are not taking anything close to the extreme precaution we all took at the beginning of the pandemic. I cannot and don't want to keep my kids home - I have at least that much faith in the schools' precautions

Booking Through Thursday -- Gifts

Booking Through Thursday

This meme is hosted at Booking Through Thursday.

Barbara wants to know:
What books did you get for Christmas (or whichever holiday you may have celebrated last month)?
Do you usually ask for books on gift-giving occasions or do you prefer to buy them yourself?

I got two books for Christmas from two of my groups in Goodreads - The Undomestic Goddess by Sophie Kinsella (I love Sophie Kinsella, so I was really glad to receive this book) and Moloka'i by Alan Brennert (I have heard a lot of good reviews about Alan Brennert's Honolulu and Moloka'i. So this was a really pleasant gift!).

I prefer to buy books myself. I don't mind asking for a specific book, but usually, I like to walk into a bookstore, ogle at all those books and decide what to buy, rather than have someone deliver the goods to me (not that I don't like it!) :-)

To see more answers to this week's question, visit the BTT blog.

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