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This past week has been a busy but quiet one. The weather warmed up for about 3 days. So I was able to air the house out and clean the porch off. It was nice to finally spend some time in my Poang again and read in a little sunshine. Last weekend I made it to Powell’s although a small spell sent me home too soon. But not without snagging a lovely, used edition of Patricia A McKillip’s ‘Winter Rose‘. Seriously, I love old fantasy covers!
Yogurt update: For all who asked, it was a failure. But not complete. The flavor and process was simple enough, but my thermometer seems to have been off. So I killed my started. Long story short, not enough bacteria were able to grow during incubation so it never fully thickened. The end result was more like vanilla yogurt shots. I will try again with a new thermometer when feeling up to it.
No big plans for the upcoming week. Working on the newsletter that was put off due to other stuff and a few side projects, while crossing my fingers that the sunshine will return.
My Current Read
Bannerless (The Coast Road #1)
By Carrie Vaugh
Decades after economic and environmental collapse destroys much of civilization in the United States, the Coast Road region isn’t just surviving but thriving by some accounts, building something new on the ruins of what came before. A culture of population control has developed in which people, organized into households, must earn the children they bear by proving they can take care of them and are awarded symbolic banners to demonstrate this privilege. In the meantime, birth control is mandatory.
Enid of Haven is an Investigator, called on to mediate disputes and examine transgressions against the community. She’s young for the job and hasn’t yet handled a serious case. Now, though, a suspicious death requires her attention. The victim was an outcast, but might someone have taken dislike a step further and murdered him?
In a world defined by the disasters that happened a century before, the past is always present. But this investigation may reveal the cracks in Enid’s world and make her question what she really stands for.
Monday was a small discussion on Handling Negative Book Reviews.
Friday Favorites featured 5 Books & Novellas I Want to See Get More Love.
I still have not settled on a new show or really listened to much outside of Pandora, so I am sharing a few posts I enjoyed over the past week:
- Over at The Alt Story, Cahleen talks Alaska Will Kill You But It’s So Awesome!
- Briana at Pages Unbound shares tips on How to Rock Bookstagram on a Budget.
- Kelly at Just Another Book in the Wall discusses blogging and reading habits with Let’s Talk About … How Blogging Affects Reading Habits.
- Over on Reading Every Night, Beth asks Do You Feel You Have to Buy Books to be a “Good” Blogger?
I like books that aren’t just lovely but that have memories in themselves. Just like playing a song, picking up a book again that has memories can take you back to another place or another time.
What are you currently reading? Have you read my selected title for You Choose, I Read? Drop me a line about your week. Let’s chat!