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A library haul after months | Notes from my Reading

Despite so much going on over here between work, house projects, yard work, and just daily living challenges in this pandemic era, I've been able to squeeze in time to read as well, which I'm thankful for, because the news has been abysmal these past few weeks for various reasons and I'm continually worrying about where humanity is headed, even more so than I did before.

A library haul after months...My biggest highlight in books this past week was that the library opened for holds pickup. I'd been checking their website every week to find if next week was going to be the week it opened. So when the notice finally came through last week, I was beyond thrilled. I was also very unsure what books to request from the library since I had gotten very used to reading online. Still, I had a few requested when they called me to schedule a one-hour window for pickup. I did request a ton of books after that though, so I expect a bigger bag this week. 

Some of these are books to rea…

Dewy Ramblings: I'm back!

I'm back finally! I left on Friday evening, and reached back on Monday, early morning at 3 am. So as you can imagine, I'm still feeling sluggish after the very very hectic yet amazing weekend! I visited the Capitol Hill, the Washington monument, White House and the Smithsonian museums, and I loved all that history exuding out of the city. Did you know History was my favorite subject in high school? My friends and I walked a LOT! It was tiring, but I feel so elated now, I think we saw so much more that way. I'll write a more detailed weekend getaway post (hopefully with pictures) this Sunday, since right now, I would love to just do -nothing-!

I have a lot of posts to catch up with. I may take advantage of Google Reader's "Mark all as Read", but I would love to see how you all fared at the Bloggiesta - How did you do?

Also, what else did you do this weekend that I missed?

Comments

Marce said…
It's World Cup time when the World stops, lol, doesn't seem to affect the blogging world, hahahhaha

I am a France fan so less reading than usual here.

Glad you had a fun time away.
Introverted Jen said…
Welcome back! I'm glad you had a good time!

I hate to admit it, but I used Mark All As Read for the first time at the end of Bloggiesta. I had gotten so far behind, and I knew that 1000+ had to be over 2000, so I bit the bullet and did it. I felt a teensy bit of guilt, but mostly I felt relief to be starting fresh. I say go for it if you need to.
So glad you had a wonderful time in DC; it's such a great city! I am in London so blogging is going to be a bit difficult, but I am going to try.
Athira said…
Marce, isn't that so? I would expect people to drop everything and watch the WC! But no, blogging goes on, sigh... I support France too, btw! :)

Jen, I feel guilty about using the Mark All As Read. But if I feel overwhelmed, I am all for it! Hopefully, I plan to spend all day today weeding through the posts!

Helen, Have a great time in London. It is one of my definitely-should-see places!!
Tales of Whimsy said…
Yah DC!
I remember when I went I walked my butt off :) I was exhausted when I got home :)
Glad to have you back *hugs*
Lisa said…
Totally hit "Mark all as read!" That hulking reader is so stressful and you know we'll all have posts up again in a day or two!
Athira said…
Juju, it was so awesome to walk through the various sights in DC! Loved it!

Lisa, I have finally come around to realizing that. I think I will do that after all!
bermudaonion said…
I'm so glad you had such a good time!
Athira said…
Kathy, I definitely enjoyed DC! It was so awesome!