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Gah, October? Where did the year go? I'm suddenly realizing we are entering the busiest season of the year and there's going to be tons to do for the next three months. It is unseasonably warmer right now, which makes it harder to believe that it's October. The colors have started changing but it's almost like the trees don't care and aren't even trying to put up a show.  Renovation updates At this point, we have completed two weeks in our house while under renovation. Yes, it's every bit as irritating, annoying, frustrating, dusty, and allergy-triggering as they say a renovation can be. But it's also oddly fascinating seeing your house ripped down to the subfloor and peeking inside walls at the things that are typically hidden inside one. It was also satisfying seeing progress made - there's a wall one day, no wall the next day, and then all openings patched up the third day. This coming week is going to see the most progress - the hardwood flooring

Reading some, watching more | Weekly Snapshot

After the intensity, overwhelm, and exuberance of the previous week, last week was a much needed quiet, even if news from Washington is sometimes (okay, often) irritating. 


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We put out our lights this week. Although Christmas is more than a month away, we usually start the lights (or at least try to) around Diwali. We'll keep them on and off for the next two months but this is usually the start of the holiday season over here.

Much of this week was spent in watching two sick kids who were fighting a cold that finally left their systems couple of days ago. I guess the limited social contact this year meant even a viral cold felt very severe. I am not looking forward to getting sick again, but then we are right in the middle of the flu and cold season, not to mention the ever-worsening pandemic. 


Reading

I didn't read much this week either - I spent much of my free time catching up on some lingering personal projects. So I am, more or less, reading the same books as last week, with the only difference that I started a new YA fiction, just so I could go on a reading spree, hopefully. 



I'm late to To All the Boys I've Ever Loved but I simply wanted something quick, something sweet, something distracting, and maybe I'll watch the movie after finishing the book. So far, it's all that and as a bonus, the kind of YA romance I do enjoy (sorry, nothing against YA romance, I just feel I'm too old when I read some of those books, and I don't want to be reminded of my age that often, HA).


Watching

This week, I finally caved in and watched Dash & Lily, but only because Netflix has been displaying that show so prominently on my home page and I knew it was based on a book by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan. I've read their Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist years ago, and while I liked the uniqueness of the book, I didn't connect with the characters or the story much. I think I liked the Dash & Lily show a little better - it was certainly fun and the protagonists loved books, which is always fun to watch on TV, even if you do have to suspend your belief quite a bit. But then that's lot easier to do with TV than with a book.



Last weekend, I watched Always Be My Maybe, which was also my introduction to Ali Wong's work. Although I didn't love this movie, I enjoyed Wong's and Randall Park's performance.

I guess I am on a romantic comedy kick.


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Happy Diwali, dear friends! 


Linking with The Sunday Salon at Readerbuzz and The Sunday Post at Caffeinated Reviewer.


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