The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimberly @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer that I am linking my Sunday Sum-Ups with. Stop by and say hello!
This has been a long but quiet week. I say long because on the working end, even though my days are shorter, it feels like I am cramming more into them. However, my daughter is away for a few days and soon flying to Ohio to see my mother, while my son is still visiting his father, so it is also very quiet. My plan is to start unhauling my bookshelves, as soon as I am cleared to move around enough. Although I admit I picked up several new additions this weekend. The nonhubs and I cheated on my activity restrictions and snuck out for crepes and a trip to BN. I have no regrets.
I started watching Pose on FX. If you have not seen it, you really should. I was quite saddened to finally catch up to the current episode and have my binge session come to an abrupt halt. I also discovered that the nonhubs picked up tickets to finally see The Nutcracker in December! *queue fangirl squees of delight* This was to be an early Christmas surprise, but I had a moment of tears over being so isolated and lonely so he told me in an effort to help perk me up. I cannot lie, it did.
Reading This Week
The Wild Dead (The Bannerless Saga #2)
By Carrie Vaghn
A century after environmental and economic collapse, the people of the Coast Road have rebuilt their own sort of civilization, striving not to make the mistakes their ancestors did. They strictly ration and manage resources, including the ability to have children. Enid of Haven is an investigator, who with her new partner, Teeg, is called on to mediate a dispute over an old building in a far-flung settlement at the edge of Coast Road territory. The investigators’ decision seems straightforward — and then the body of a young woman turns up in the nearby marshland. Almost more shocking than that, she’s not from the Coast Road, but from one of the outsider camps belonging to the nomads and wild folk who live outside the Coast Road communities. Now one of them is dead, and Enid wants to find out who killed her, even as Teeg argues that the murder isn’t their problem. In a dystopian future of isolated communities, can our moral sense survive the worst hard times?
I Am Still Alive
By Kate Alice Marshall
Jess is alone. Her cabin has burned to the ground. She knows if she doesn’t act fast, the cold will kill her before she has time to worry about food. But she is still alive—for now.
Jess hadn’t seen her survivalist, off-the-grid dad in over a decade. But after a car crash killed her mother and left her injured, she was forced to move to his cabin in the remote Canadian wilderness. Just as Jess was beginning to get to know him, a secret from his past paid them a visit, leaving her father dead and Jess stranded.
With only her father’s dog for company, Jess must forage and hunt for food, build shelter, and keep herself warm. Some days it feels like the wild is out to destroy her, but she’s stronger than she ever imagined.
Jess will survive. She has to. She knows who killed her father… and she wants revenge.
- I took a break from discussion posts after last week and kept it simple. On Tuesday it was time for You Choose, I Read! – Round 5
- Thursday was another attempt to catch up on tags. This was one of the simpler ones, but also a favorite: The Netgalley Book Tag
I am working on finding that ever changing balance between blogging, social media, reading and life. I am quite comfortable with my current routine but also learning that as some accounts evolve, my focus tends to be shifting. I have to remind myself that unplugging is so important.
“Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.”
~Neil Gaiman in Coraline
What books are you excited to tackle this summer? Do you plan to pick up my current reads?