Sunday, 27 December 2020
Weekly Update #133
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Christmas came and Christmas went and, all in all, it was a very nice week.
It wasn't a typical Christmas - obviously - but it was lovely just the same. We had my mum on video call for most of the gift opening and we had her on video for after-dinner games so it felt like she was a part of the day even though she couldn't be here in person (for the first time in over 15 years!)
My father-in-law was over for dinner and it was nice seeing him as we hadn't seen him in about 6 weeks. He's technically bubbled with us but he's been having lots of hospital visits and we've been keeping our distance as we've still been at work/school and didn't want to risk giving him anything if we caught covid/a bug.
I got some lovely presents and was generally spoiled... In fact, we all were. Especially the little dude. I think people went a bit nuts this year on the gift front to compensate for not being able to see each other and do all the usual things we'd be doing (which was unnecessary but sweet just the same).
We've been very fortunate that our jobs haven't been affected by any of the covid-chaos but I know many others haven't been so lucky therefore I'm doubly grateful for the Christmas we had.
The week surrounding Christmas was taken up by getting ready for Christmas! Prepping food, tidying the house, and generally playing lots of computer and board games together. It's been wonderful not being at work and being able to shut off from it all for a while.
I hope you all had a wonderful week - however you spent it - and Happy New Year for when the time comes!
I'm cruising towards tight controls on my book buying next year (totally necessary to actually READ the books I have!) but until then I'm clicking when I see the deals!
ebook sales & freebies
Phoenix Unbound by Grace Draven
Speakeasy by Sarina Bowen
Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson
Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik
Ruthless King by Maya Hughes
House of Earth and Blood Sarah J Mass
All I Want For Christmas by Joanna Bolouri
The Duke and I by Julia Quinn
Bad Prince by Lilian Monroe
(House of Earth and Blood I already had on hardback but the thing is so huge my wrists ache trying to read it so I had to nab the kindle sale otherwise it's never getting read!)
The professor decided to break out from my traditional amazon "book card" for Christmas and also buy a couple of random novels he thought I may like... He's not wrong that The Raven Boys is one I'll probably enjoy but I'm really not sure about Wonderland... I'll give it a try though!
When the Lights Come On by Katia Rose
I didn't have time, wasn't in the mood, and generally couldn't choose what to read even when I did have time and was in the mood.
Hopefully, this week, that'll change.
We saw Wonder Woman 1984 last Monday and it was... Okay? Perfectly enjoyable film, a nice way to spend a couple of hours but... I dunno. It felt completely unnecessary. Nothing was gained by it and nothing lost in terms of origin story, character development or wider story arc for the DC-verse (if that is even a thing... At this point, who knows?).
We also watched some more festive movies such as Home Alone, A Christmas Carol, The Nightmare Before Christmas etc.
Bookish Thoughts: 12 Dates of Christmas & Christmas Every Day
Movies: A Netflix Christmas (Take Two!)
Bookish Thoughts: The Christmas Pact, The Little Christmas Shop On Nutcracker Lane & Duffy The Christmassy Dragon
Favourite Reads of 2020
2020 Reading Wrap Up
Have a great week all!