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Shortly after the total lockdown in the initial weeks of the pandemic, when libraries were considering reopening, the library I used to frequent decided to stay close for an unspecified duration longer. When they finally opened, they only did hold pickups by appointment. As relieved as I was to see them open, the challenge with their new model was that I didn't always manage to get an appointment slot that fit into my schedule. Around this time, I got a library card with the Cincinnati libraries where curbside pickup was available without appointment. Although the latter library was much farther from my home and I went there only during weekends, when I did go there, it was on my own schedule. At this point, both libraries are fully open but I still go to the Cincinnati one for the most part because I love their checkout policies - It's at least a week longer than my local one, they do not charge a fine for late items for up to 30 days, and, get this, they auto-renew my checkou

Hello again | Weekly Snapshot

Hi there! Yep, it's me again. It's been a while...


Sorry I know I've been neglecting this blog and your blogs a little. Last I posted was almost 4 weeks ago and since then it has continued to be as busy as always. Well, maybe that's not completely accurate. The truth is I haven't been reading much. My mornings are busy, my afternoons and early evenings too. And then when I could read, I've been exhausted and not looking for more brain stimulation, which means all those fiction and nonfiction tomes are put aside.

Over the last month, my daughter has started first grade at her new school. She loves going in a school bus. Her bus timings however don't give me a long enough window to transition off work so I'm still figuring out the late afternoon routine. My son goes earlier to his preschool and comes home later so that helps a little. 

I've also started going back to the gym recently with a friend. Our community center provides fitness classes in dance, cardio, yoga, etc and it is certainly fun doing some dance moves or yoga poses and feeling like you did work out. We'll see if that translates into lost pounds. 


Although I have not been reading big books, I have been reading a ton of Marvel Comics, so I'll take that for my reading count. At this point, I need to find THE book that can break the novel rut - I haven't found it yet but I have a  few good ones to choose from.

Our local Barnes and Noble is moving to a new location so they had a month-long sale, initially at 40-50% and later at 75%. I went a few times through the closing sales, and was thrilled when I got a ton of good titles for $4 each on their last day. Now it's a three month wait for their new store to open but I should probably stay away from bookstores anyways, considering the number of new titles I acquired lately.


I'm mostly watching only Marvel shows (currently What If?). I have taken a break from Star Trek shows for now. Other than that, I've seen a few movies here and there.

Looking Forward To

Next weekend is a long weekend here in the US for Labor Day. If you're in the US, do you have any plans? We'll have family visiting us for the weekend so that will be a welcome break from routine. 

It's almost September. Very soon, it will be all the end of the year stuff. Do you feel great about your year so far?

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