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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…

Back from the Blogcation!


Which, err, I know I didn't announce here.

I assumed I had been off for two weeks maybe, but I'm actually surprised that it has been almost a month since I blogged. Yikes! Where does time fly to?

We had a big party of family members visit us over the last week. By big, I mean 7 people. It was fun and hellishly stressful too. And still fun. The weeks before that involved quite a bit of planning, which is the main reason I wasn't online much. We went to Myrtle Beach for a few days, checked out a few places closer to home, headed out to DC over the weekend. The last of the party (my brother) just left today morning. (I sure hate the quietness around here right now.) Even though, I did pretty much nothing but cook and plan and go outside over the last week, and although the return to the routine is a welcome change, I'm still wishing some of that fun could last.

Anyhoosie, nothing ground-breaking has happened on the reading front. I know I finished a few books. Unwind, Sarah's Key. And I'm currently going through Ami McKay's The Virgin Cure, which is absolutely amazing so far! (Which is just a few pages into the book.) I have heard plenty about McKay's previous book, The Birth House, which is high up on my wishlist, so I am glad that her new book is great.

For the first time since its inception, I even missed the Armchair BEA (and didn't follow BEA at all this time). Did I miss anything significant? I know my reader is too scary-looking right now, but I'm afraid that until the weekend, I will not be able to visit it. There are still a lot of crumbs to pick up from the vacation. And to add to it, I came down with some fever over the weekend, and now my throat is all painful and annoying.

Anyways, just to say I'm around and am (almost) back to blogging!

Comments

bermudaonion (Kathy) said…
It sounds like you had a great visit with your family! Just mark all as read in your reader. It's good to have you back!
softdrink said…
Like Kathy said...just hit Mark All As Read. Welcome back!
Tea Time with Marce said…
Welcome back Aths, sounds like a fun time for sure. Armchair introductions for bea were amazing, that was the highlight for me that week.
pattismith said…
Mark em as read and start anew and afresh ;) Glad you're back!
Jackie Bailey said…
Welcome back! Glad you had a good time!
Helen Murdoch said…
So glad to have you back and to hear you had a fantastic time with family. I know the feeling: draining, but so fun! I didn't really do Armchair BEA this year either, somehow I am here and blogging, but not a lot of reading is happening. I know that my daughter's dancing is taking up tons of my time, and it's really fun
Tina Reed said…
So happy to have you back! I know times with family can be fun, but the "hellishly stressful" comment stood out. I get it! Hope your throat feels better! I had a coughing attack this morning and actually had to use my inhaler, which I haven't needed for over a year. The darn thing was almost dead, but I got a good hit off of it ;)
Visiting family is fun but yah so stressful and hectic. Glad you had fun! :)
Athira / Aths said…
It's good to be back too! 
Athira / Aths said…
I agree - I just did that and felt so much better.
Athira / Aths said…
I'm sorry to have missed that this week. I'll try again next time.
Athira / Aths said…
That's the best solution! :)
Athira / Aths said…
I'm glad about that too! Else I would have gone crazy. 
Athira / Aths said…
My cough did take a while to die down, I literally began to worry imagining all the big dreaded names. Phew. Anyways, still trying to settle down here. We have another emergency happening right now, so I should probably accept the current routine as the new "it".
Athira / Aths said…
That sounds like me too .. I'm around, but not reading or blogging much. Where did all that mojo go to?