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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

September in review


After a long season of minimal reading, I finally had a month of a lot more reading, though not quite where I want to be. Still, no complaints, it's good to just be reading something most of the time. Fall is the season of TV and it's no different over here. The Voice, The Vampire Diairies, The Walking Dead, and Once Upon a Time are what I mainly watch. I'm still catching up on Supernatural, so that is more in the category of binge-watching. (On a side note, it's funny that I watch shows I would never read about on books. Magic? Vampires? Zombies? Give me a book having one of those and I will groan heavily.)

Last month I read...



Wish I could read this again: The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
The dud: Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish by David Rakoff.

Reviews posted...
The Great Gatsby by Scott Fitzgerald
The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
How to be a Good Wife by Emma Chapman
Attachments by Rainbow Rowell

Other posts...
My resort vacation
Ten Books I would like to see as a movie or TV show
Jon Krakauer on how McCandless died
Choosing the next read
Ten books on my Fall TBR list
By Order of the High Inquisitor of Hogwarts...

Plans for October
I don't really have any plans for October. I'm usually a list-maker, so the fact that I don't have any reading plans feels a little weird. I know I want to finish MetaMaus - that's the only item really on the agenda for this month. Part of me also wants to take part in Dewey's readathon this month - if I have a pretty free weekend.

Comments

rhapsodyinbooks said…
I still haven't read any Sophie Kinsella - not sure why - I should do that!
Ti Reed said…
I have How to Be a Good Wife but between King's new one and The Interestings, which I am TOTALLY and utterly in love with, I haven't got to it. You know how you love a book and realize that you would be okay reading it say, forever? That is how I am with The Interestings right now. It's ruined me for other books.
bermudaonion(Kathy) said…
It looks like you had a good reading month! I quit list making a while ago because it never worked out for me.
Helen Murdoch said…
Once Upon a Time is a big one in our house as well! I just started Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock. It might be a bit depressing (suicide as a topic), but I've heard it's fantastic
Sam_TinyLibrary said…
Kinsella's Shopaholic books are my guilty pleasure, but I haven't tried any of her stand-alone books yet. I'm glad you are coming out of a long reading slump :)