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Chicago, more renovation, and Squid Game | Weekly Snapshot

I think I can say that Fall is finally here. Or at least the crisp Fall air is finally here. The colors not so much. We still haven't gotten around to any Fall activities, and at this point, I'm not sure when or if we'll do them.  Renovation updates We are almost at the halfway point into our ground floor renovation. The flooring is almost done, cabinets are ready to be setup, appliances are here. It's exciting to be on the other side of the renovation when things are getting finished. There's still easily 2.5 weeks worth of work left in the kitchen, and another 2-2.5 weeks for the master bathroom, so mid-November is likely when we are done with the renovation. Assuming no delays.  Flooring coming along All of us are pretty exhausted at this point. Walking up and down the stairs to pick items from the makeshift pantry and then cook on the main floor gets old very fast. I have been able to work from home without issues and I'm grateful for that. I've set up m

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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