Recent arrivals (left to right):
- Climate Change and How We'll Fix It by Alice Harman and Andrés Lozano - from Sterling Children's Books for review
- Band of Sisters by Lauren Willig - from HarperCollins for review
- The Survivors by Jane Harper - purchased
- List of Ten by Halli Gomez - from Sterling Teen for review
- The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise by Dan Gemeinhart
- Climate Change and How We'll Fix It by Harman and Lozano
- Vintage 1954 by Antoine Laurain
- List of Ten by Halli Gomez
- Exit Strategy by Martha Wells
Finally getting back to normal! Woot! And, I liked or loved all of these, so the quality has also improved. The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise broke the bad-book spell by being fabulous and then last week I participated in the Laid-Back Readathon via Instagram and that gave me the shove I needed to get back to a normal reading pattern.
- Band of Sisters by Lauren Willig
I did not manage to start another collection of short stories, this week, but it's on my Do List for today, so we'll see if that works out. I'm looking at either The Birds and Other Stories by Daphne Du Maurier or Nocturnes by Kazuo Ishiguro. I finished Exit Strategy (#4 in the Murderbot series), last night, and went straight into reading Band of Sisters. I didn't get far into it before my eyes grew heavy but I enjoyed what little I read. After Band of Sisters I'll be done with the ARCs I've received, although I have at least three more on their way (two children's; one WWII/contemporary).
- Both Ways Is the Only Way I Want It by Maile Meloy (book review)
- A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain by Robert Olen Butler (book review)
- Fiona Friday - The KitNip box is not entirely for the cats (cat photo)
- In Our Time by Ernest Hemingway (book review)
- Fiona Friday (cat photo)
The only other show we're currently watching with any regularity is The Naked Chef on Pluto and the episodes are shown in no particular order. So, one day Jamie Oliver is in his shared flat, drumming with his band buddies and cooking in a tiny kitchen where he improvises when he doesn't have the proper equipment and the next day he's moving into a new flat with his wife. And, then he's single again and visiting Cornwall with his Aussie restaurant buddies, cooking in a rented beach house. His hairstyle seems to change with each episode, as well. Whatever, it's a delight. We've been fans of Jamie Oliver for a while but never had seen The Naked Chef. Huz thinks that's because it was only shown in the UK when it was new. I don't know if that's true or not but it does seem likely that he didn't make it to the US till later. He moves and speaks very frenetically in The Naked Chef and is much calmer and slower, these days.
Art-wise, I have about 6 separate projects going, which is nuts but works well for me because I often don't have the correct supplies (the tutorials always seem to require things I've never even heard of or paint colors I've never seen) and I end up waiting a week or two for them to arrive before I can move on. I tried improvising with a different color than was recommended for one layer of a tutorial I'm doing, this week, and it was . . . a mistake. Of course, the mail service is screwed up and everything takes longer to arrive, so it's good that I have several other works of art in progress while I wait for the color Parchment to get here. Seriously, I have never seen Parchment.
That's life in my world. What's up in yours?
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