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This week, I've hopped from book to book - sampling a few pages here and there and then abandoning them all because it was too slow or too boring or too dry or too character-oriented or too-plot-oriented or... You get the drift.  Life We had another one of those sick-kids-and-Covid-tests week. My daughter came home from school one day with a runny nose that quickly became chills and tiredness. She had no issues with smell or taste, nevertheless we took her for a test as neither she nor my son would be able to get back to school without a negative test. Thankfully, the test results came negative. This time around, we were all ready for what needed to be done, unlike the first time a month ago.  Other than that, my week has been very quiet. My parents and my father-in-law got their first shots of the Covid vaccine in India, so we are finally trying to confirm my parents' travel plans to the US - a year later than originally planned. It's quite exciting to realize we will soon

Off for a week!

Happy Thanksgiving and Hanukkah to all who celebrate it!

I will be away from the blog until next Wednesday as we are heading down to Miami and Key West this weekend. It will be interesting to step into the plane from 30 F weather and step out into 70 F weather. Not that I am looking forward to it. I love winter any day!

Still, it's a vacation, a break from work for 6 days, a chance to relax, enjoy Cuban cuisine, and read some books. These are what I've packed into my bag/kindle and cannot wait to dig into!




As usual, I am taking more books than I usually finish even in a month but who's to say I shouldn't be optimistic? Or overly optimistic. I may well read Shirley Jackson's The Haunting of Hill House, simply because I've heard way too much about it and it's due back at the library soon. Which one would you choose to read?

Comments

bermudaonion(Kathy) said…
Enjoy the warm weather and your time away! Happy Thanksgiving!
Vasilly said…
I would read The Haunting of Hill House too. It has really good writing. Happy Thanksgiving.
Diane D said…
I liked the Barnes book a lot. Hope you are enjoying your off time.
Aarti said…
I am very late with this comment, so I just hope you loved all the books! Did you like Kindred?!
Athira / Aths said…
I loved Kindred! That's the only book I read on my vacatopm. I wish I had read it sooner for #Diversiverse. I still cannot get the book out of my head and cannot believe it took me so long to get to it.
Five-Eyed Bookworm said…
I added The Haunting of Hill House in my TBR list. I hope you enjoyed your vacation! :)
Athira / Aths said…
I never got around to it, so I hope you like it!