October 14th – 20th
Welcome to my weekly wrap-up! The Sunday Post is hosted by Kimberly of The Caffeinated Reviewer. What a wonderful way to share what’s been going on behind the scenes.
Another Thanksgiving week has come and gone! That’s Canadian Thanksgiving for those loyal readers who might be confused. We do our Turkey day a little earlier to space out that holiday weight gain.
Not having small children of our own, we tend to drift wherever we’re directed when it comes to holiday meals. Sunday afternoon was a lovely early dinner with The Husbeast’s family, and Monday evening we picked up our friend Cee and descended on my parents’ home for another tasty turkey dinner. Yum!
The end of the week brought the death of my computer’s secondary monitor. It was making some weird noises for the past week, and finally gave up the ghost when I powered it off to do some software updates on my Mac. Looks like it may have blown an internal doodad on power-up. It was a hand-me-down from a friend, but it did a great job while I had it.
We replaced it with almost the exact same monitor, only newer. Go go LG.
Last week on the blog:
On Monday I talked about stripey socks and yarn for sensitive skin in Looking for the Perfect Pair
I shared Ten Extraordinary Book Titles on Tuesday and on Wednesday I let you in on some popular/famous books I don’t plan to read anytime soon.
On Thursday, I reviewed Into the Drowning Deep by Mira Grant.
Book review! I spent a week or two with Caitlin Doughty trapped on my phone as my personal death narrator. In other words, I listened to her Audible performance of Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs. My review lands on Monday.
I’m pretty sure there will also be another Top Ten Tuesday and Wednesday Weekly Blogging Challenge. If there isn’t, it means I messed up my auto-scheduler.
What I’m Up To:
I finished listening to Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs? Big Questions from Tiny Mortals about Death by Caitlin Doughty and Hex by Thomas Olde Heuvelt.
I’ve started reading The Vine Witch by Luanne G Smith. So far, I’m enjoying it a lot! I’m also listening to The Killer Across the Table: Unlocking the Secrets of Serial Killers and Predators with the FBI’s Original Mindhunter by John E. Douglas and Mark Olshaker. I’m not sure if I’ll be reviewing that book due to the graphic content. I’m a sucker for true crime. It’s sensitively narrated, but there’s a whole new dimension of weird considering Jonathan Groff (the performer) not only plays the John Douglas-inspired character on the Netflix show, Mindhunter…he also plays Kristoff in Disney’s Frozen.
With all the family socializing that’s been going on, I haven’t had a lot of time for playing with yarn. Even so, I’ve turned the heel on the Walk Like A Man Socks, and put another couple of rounds on the Phoenix blanket. It’s growing, a bit at a time.
No yarn this week, only books.
I was granted digital review copies of The Vine Witch by Luanne G. Smith and the first Microphones and Murder cozy mystery by Erin Huss.
Special thank you to 47 North and Henery Press Publishing!
What have you been up to this week?
What a week you have had! My computer went on the fritz a few weeks back, and it took eleven days for it to be repaired. A long eleven days for me.
What?? Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs?! That’s a zany title for a book about death.
Happy Thanksgiving to you. I like how you celebrate so much earlier than we do. Our Thanksgiving is too close to Christmas, I think.
Have a great week!
Hi Deb! It was definitely a week. I think it’s great how American Thanksgiving is wrapped up in the whole Yuletide Spirit, but I definitely prefer the breathing room Canada gives the holiday.
Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs? is definitely a zany title. It was an awesome book. I think most of the enjoyment comes from familiarity with the author’s other work, really.
Sorry to hear about the computer troubles. I’m glad you managed to get it resolved! I think eleven days for a repair would have broken ME.
Yum, you had a delightfully busy week. I loved the Vine Witch and hope you continue to enjoy it!
Thank you! So far, so good. 😀