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The renovation finally | Weekly Snapshot

I've been having quite a few busy weekends and haven't been able to post often on Sundays.  Renovating I have dropped a teaser here a few times but here's the scoop finally - We are renovating a big chunk of our main level. We've been planning this for the past 6-7 months. It started as a kitchen renovation project but now includes flooring through the main floor and master bathroom. We will have the renovation crew start tomorrow and depending on when all the materials get in, it could be 1.5-3 months before they are done. I just hope the flooring is done quickly because then we can reclaim some of the main floor back. Not having a kitchen for 2-3 months is going to be very challenging but we've been promised a small work area on the main floor where we can cook early morning and later in the evening. But I'm thinking more about the little things - making coffee while I work, taking care of the day to day activities - the upstairs and the basement can be used b

Some Light Reading For Now | The Book Update

Hello dear friends! It's been a while since I've talked about books. I'm not reading much but I'm trying to get more of it into my day. This is the part about new jobs and / or new places that can be hard - it gets so busy that it's difficult to squeeze in any kind of hobbies.

Finished reading


Saga by Brian Vaughan and Fiona Staples: As always, this series is stellar. I loved this one and boy, did it throw some emotional punches along the way. There were more heartbreaking heartbreaks in this one than in the previous books, if that makes sense. It's been a while since I read the last Saga volume so it took me a while to get my bearing - I had to reread certain sections of the previous volume, but then that's the challenge with series books.

Waking Gods by Sylvain Neuvel: I enjoyed Sleeping Giants quite a bit but not so much that I wanted to read the sequel. However, when I saw this ebook at Netgalley, I decided that I did want to read the sequel after all. Sadly, this book didn't live up to my anticipation. It wasn't as engaging as the previous book was and there were way too many philosophical passages than I wanted to read. I think in this case, it may have just been me and not the book that was the problem because a lot of readers on Goodreads have enjoyed it.

Currently reading


Landline by Rainbow Rowell: I've loved / liked most of Rainbow Rowell's books. (I still haven't read Carry On though). So far, I'm not impressed with this one though. Again, I wonder if it's just me and not the book. I've been picking lighter books just because of how busy I have been but I wonder if that's not what my brain really wants to read. Maybe my next book will be something deeper but then I'll have to read more often than I do now.

What's Next?

Last week I picked a couple of graphic novels from the library - Nimona and Dare to Disappoint. Considering my record with print books (abysmal), there is very little chance that I will be reading either. But I'm hoping I will somehow find the time or opportunity to read them. I prefer reading graphic novels in print - it's a better way to enjoy the medium. I did read Saga as an ebook but only because I was desperate to read it.

    Are any of you doing the readathon next weekend?

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