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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

Two Books I May Not Have Read | BBAW Day 2

The ladies behind BBAW have certainly outdone themselves. First they asked us to introduce ourselves through the books we read, and if that wasn't challenging enough, they want to know about the books I have loved thanks to a blogger. I mean, what book haven't I loved thanks to a blogger recommendation? Talk about having our work cut out for us.

After much deliberation, and I say that with an over-expressive gesture, I want to spotlight two books that I have read and loved due to blogger recommendations. No specific blogger was individually responsible for me reading these two books, rather the entire community came together to recommend them.


Day 2: What have you read and loved because of a fellow blogger?



  1. Kindred by Octavia Butler: I may have had Kindred on my TBR for a long time but I wasn't exactly clamoring to read it. I hadn't bothered to read what the plot was about but I knew it was historical fiction - something I didn't read much of. The land of the book blogs, however, was hugely in love with this book. Everyone I followed had recommended it, multiple times. But it was still going to be years before I cracked it open and by then, I sorely regretted not reading it sooner.

  2. Me Before You by Jojo Moyes: This one was an oddity. When it was released, I must have read 1-2 reviews about it each week. But I was having serious doubts about it just because of the cover. However, I had thought the same about Where'd You Go, Bernadette, which had a non-serious looking cover and I loved it anyway. So I got my copy from the library, plonked down, and started reading... only to bail out after two pages. I hated that first chapter (or prologue, whatever it was). But the buzz around the book refused to die and I resigned myself to being the Grinch in a sea of fans. Months later, I got a copy from Audible, still eager to be a part of the story but not wanting to read it. (I was still convinced that I wasn't the target audience for the book.) This time however, I couldn't put the book down. Several hours of listening later, the book had soared to the top of my favorites list.


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