Hello, my lovelies.
Weird week. The lovely roomie was on a cruise with her dad this week, leaving me and the babies to fend for ourselves. I loved the quiet and the solitude. I didn’t love the hours. Turns out that animals need to eat VERY early in the morning! TLR leaves for work around 615 during the week, and so I can sleep in, she feeds the animals every morning. Well, weekdays. I give her a break on the weekends!
But still, I am a bit of a night owl, so that early morning alarm all week has led to me being pretty sleep deprived. 😲
I expected that I would spend the week watching the olympics. I usually love the winter games, but something this year just felt off. I watched a little luge, and a little slope style and a little biathlon. But that was really about it. Didn’t watch the opening or closing ceremonies, and except for catching Nathan Chen’s long program on the Internet, didn’t watch a minute of the skating. ]
Part of me thinks that just having HAD an Olympics a few months ago might have played into my disinterest. Also, the retirement of Virtue and Moir meant that I had less interest in Ice Dance…and the whole thing with the drug test violations, and China’s human rights violations…and it all added up to a big meh for me.
Ah well. The thing about an olympics is that there’s always another one just down the road.
I read seven books this week, which was a welcome return to form after last week’s disappointing showing. I’ve now read 29 books this year, which Goodreads tells me is 5 books ahead of schedule.
I’m getting a crazy number of ARCs suddenly, and the three Lee Goldberg books were because I just got approved for #4 and I can’t start a series in the middle. Really liked these…the lead is a sympathetic protagonist, and the plot held together. Looking forward to #4. Want Me/Try Me/Show Me is a M/M trilogy set in a University with some surprisingly sexually fluid frat boys. I was charmed by the whole series—its not usual for me to like all the couples in a trilogy like this equally, but in this case, I really did. Every book I just fell in love with the new couple. I was sorry to see it end, and will seek out the author in the future.
Once and Future Witches was our book club book, and our club agreed that there were huge issues with plot and pacing. I may review this one next week, so I am not going to go into much detail…but for me, it was a three-star read that should have been more.
OK, that’s all from the 52 Optical Center, where we are STILL playing with our glasses!
Till next week, stay safe, snuggle an animal and read something amazing.
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