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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

A twin month recap (September and October)


Has anyone realized yet that it is November already? Can't say that I'm excited about getting older so fast. In my last recap, I did innocently ask if anyone was excited about Fall. I don't know what happened this year, but the leaves are too eager to fall, so Fall hasn't been long enough. And if the weather outside is any indication, looks like we are going to have a long winter. Not that I'm complaining. I love the winter, and have been waiting since April for the winter. Summer though makes me meh! Anyways, I didn't recap last month, because I didn't really have that good a reading spree then, so here's a twin recap.

Books of the months

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time IndianKafka on the Shore

Other Reads

Irma VothBrave New WorldGoliath
A Thousand LivesThe GiverHappy Accidents
The Wasp FactoryGreen River Killer

Reviews posted
  1. Irma Voth by Miriam Toews
  2. The Giver by Lois Lowry (WOW!)
  3. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
  4. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
  5. Goliath (Leviathan #3) by Scott Westerfeld
  6. Naked and Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk by David Sedaris
  7. Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami
  8. A Thousand Lives by Julia Scheeres
Other posts
  1. Some favorite fiction titles so far
  2. Some other favorite titles so far
  3. Why it's okay to have robots recommend books
  4. When I feel like throwing a book
  5. Blogger Recommends - September Finds
  6. Shelving a read book (and fretting about it)
Traveling with my books this year
Japan and Guyana are the new additions. My around the world reading has taken a hit. I think I'll forget about it for now and start afresh next year. There are some books I want to clear off my shelves now.

View Traveling with my books (2011) in a larger map


Comments

Bonjourcass said…
I adored Part Time Story... as well. Such a great read. Sounds like you had a good reading month!
Helen Murdoch said…
I just had fun checking out your map and being reminded of the books you've read. I am definitely going to do a map each year, even if it's just for my own enjoyment
Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said…
Very diverse month :) Happy Saturday!
BooksDogsCoffee said…
Looks
like you had a productive fall J Kafka On The Shore is
one of my favourite books (I’m a huge Murakami fan) and I loved your review. (and LOVE the map!)


I’ve
been meaning to read The Absolutely True Diary of a Part- Time Indian for some
time now, fingers crossed for November!
zibilee said…
I love winter too, and living in Florida, it never seems to last long enough, or be cold enough! I am loving that it has been cooler this past week, and am hoping that it stays that way. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed the Murakami. I had been hoping to read his newest, but am thinking that I may start with Kafka on the Shore, as the newer one is huge, and a big time investment! I hope that you have a lovely reading week!
Athira / Aths said…
I did! I love these months with plenty of good reads.
Athira / Aths said…
Me too! I would also love to have a perpetual map that keeps all the bookish places I have visited. It will be easiest to check when I want to look up a book set in a particular place, but after a few years, it might become unmanageable too. :-/
Athira / Aths said…
I hope you get to Part-Time Indian! It was fabulous book!
Athira / Aths said…
I can't wait to read 1Q84. I read a bit at B&N the other day and it's as intriguing as ever!