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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

It's Monday! What are you reading? -- October 25, 2010


It's Monday! What are you reading this week?
This is a weekly event initially hosted by J. Kaye at J. Kaye's Book Blog, now by Sheila @ One Persons Journey through a world of Books, to celebrate what you are reading for the week as well as books completed the previous week.

Books completed
-  Planning to Live by Heather Wardell
-  Shopaholic Takes Manhattan by Sophie Kinsella (As always a true delight!)
-  Room by Emma Donoghue (Enjoyed reading this one, Jack's perspective makes it all the more innocent and naive)

News from over here
I'm so thrilled that I had a great week reading! It's been long since I had that kind of week. But of course, that means I'll be spending extra time this week writing reviews. Why, why, why isn't there an invention yet that can translate our thoughts into text automatically. At least, I already got one of those reviews up.

-  Revisiting Hogwarts Feature: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling
-  Planning to Live by Heather Wardell

Books on my nightstand
Five books still on my nightstand, plus I went to the library and brought in three more books. Would be great if I could read so much. I have one ongoing read at work, I need to pick one read for home.

Stranger Here Below by Joyce Hinnefeld: Lately, there has been so many new releases from Unbridled Books, and they have been receiving so much praise too. But I haven't seen too much of this one - I'm not sure why. I started this last week at work when I really needed a short break, and right from page one, I got hooked. It's written in an easy style and the story seems to promise a lot too.
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling: This is for now, my meal times book. Usually I like to focus on my food when I eat, but with Harry Potter, it doesn't matter. I hope to finish this by coming weekend, but it all depends.


Comments

Loved ROOM! Stranger Here Below looks awesome and I love that you are doing meals with Harry Potter :)
Jan von Harz said…
Looks like you had a very good week. Hope this week is as good if not better. Enjoy!
Anonymous said…
I must and will read ROOM. It will happen!

I agree, the Shopaholic is just great fun. Hope you enjoy this week's books too!
I have GOT to read Room. Maybe I'll see if my book group will choose it this month
bermudaonion said…
It looks like you've got your reading groove back! I bet Stranger Here Below is really good.
nomadreader said…
I adored Room and look forward to your review!
pussreboots said…
My son is reading the first of the Harry Potter books. Not listed in my post are the ton and a half of peer reviewed journal articles I read. Here's what I'm reading this week.
Room is sitting in my TBR stack! I'm eager to read it, especially since it's been garnering such positive reviews, but I'm a little scared that it will be really disturbing.
Anonymous said…
I was just think of rereading some of the Potter books and I found them all downstairs. Seems my youngest is rereading them for the umpteenth time during AP Calculas breaks.

Thanks for visiting the other day.

PB
The Hinnefeld book looks good. I was hoping to get that one, so I'll be looking forward to reading the reviews.gostanse