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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. 

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Well, this is the first of two moves, I guess. My apartment lease has run out, so I'm moving to a friend's place for 20 days, before I move out of Blacksburg. I came here with just three huge bags, but in my two years here, managed to double my stuffs. So it's a hard task even thinking of packing looking at everything around me. I'm lucky I'm not moving across the country but just a couple of hours away. Else, I'll be giving away most of these things and fedexing the rest. :shudder: So today's going to be a really busy day. Packing, plus a lunch party!

Although I expected to have a light last week, it didn't turn out that way. I ended up with a few more thesis-related tasks, but I have finally (for sure this time) wrapped it up. 11 more days to go! Because of all the work, I didn't get much time to read, only finishing The Color Purple by Alice Walker (which I loved). Within the next four days, I have my eye on one more book, One Vacant Chair by Joe Coomer. I still haven't been able to get back to a proper reading or blogging schedule, and I'm not sure when I can. But hopefully today in between breaks, I can wring it. If not, there are whole days from tomorrow onwards.

And, since I promised you pictures from my lunch with three bloggers, Kathy, Jaime and Jennifer, here they are!

Jaime, me, Kathy, Jennifer (left to right)

Jaime, Jennifer, me (left to right)

What's happening in the blogosphere? I haven't been up-to-date with most of you, and will hopefully get to it only tomorrow. 


Comments

samantha.1020 said…
Wow, it sounds like you've got a busy day ahead of you. I've always wanted to read The Color Purple so I'm really glad to hear that you enjoyed it. Hope moving goes okay for you...
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Good luck with the move! Moving is so filled with physical and emotional exhaustion. I always used it as an opportunity to get rid of stuff I realized I didn't need :-)
Tales of Whimsy said…
Good luck with the move. I'm moving too and it's so stressful.

PS Great pictures! You look so cute!
bermudaonion said…
Moving is such a pain - I hope all goes well with it and that your books all make it in good shape.

I should have asked the waiter to take another picture - I look like I'm half asleep.
Ana S. said…
Best of luck with your move! Also, I loved The Color Purple too :) And how fun that you got to hang out with fellow book bloggers!
Marg said…
I love hearing about blogger meet ups! Sounds like so much fun.
Moving is not fun, but hopefully it will go smoothly and you'll love your new place.
Ash said…
I'm in the middle of moving right now as well! My first big move is coming up in six days and it's going to take quite awhile to get everything settled even though I'm only going an hour and a half away- I'm stressed and excited!
Lisa said…
What a fun lunch! I really have to put out a call to find bloggers in my area!

I loved The Color Purple, too! I had first seen the movie and once I read the book, I was even more impressed by what a great job they did with the movie. Both are so compelling.
Good luck with moving! I know how much work it can be. And I hope you get some time to read and relax soon, Aths!
erisian said…
moving day? did the Rats of Nihm help you before the tractor got there?

i sure hope you did not have any trouble with the cat.