Sunday, 10 January 2021
Weekly Update #134
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Now that's explained, it's on to my weekly recap!
Well, I kinda disappeared off the face of the internet for the past week and a half and I'm not sorry; things have been nuts here in the UK and I've coped/escaped by binge playing Stardew Valley.
For those that don't know what Stardew Valley is, it is a computer game I'd best describe as what would arise from Farmville and the Sims having a baby.
In the background, I've had Modern Family playing - first time watching it - and I'm already on season four... Yeah, that says it all really.
I haven't been reading and I've been doing the minimal amount of interaction I can get away with when it comes to the outside world.
Covid numbers are soaring. Friends, and family members of friends, have been testing positive. The UK is back in a super strict lockdown, schools have closed.
We're back working from home 100% and home-schooling and it's a lot.
I'm limiting myself to checking the news, socials and phone/text to once a day, and hiding on a fictional farm, and it's actually working wonders for my sanity... I didn't even hear about the craziness of what happened in the US with the storming of the Capitol Building until the next morning. It's oddly liberating.
This coming week, I'm going to attempt to get reading again and try and work some blog hopping back into the day (alongside Stardew Valley and Modern Family). I just didn't have it in me this week...
I hope you all have had a good/better start to your 2021!
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The Viscount Who Loved Me by Julia Quinn (99p)
Play On by Samantha Young (77p)
Midnight Sun by Stephenie Meyer (99p)
The Way You Look Tonight by Bella Andre (free)
Whiskey Secrets by Carrie Ann Ryan (free)
New Year's Eve by Samantha Young (free)
Nothing since December 31st!
I finished both Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman and Wait With Me by Amy Daws before the bells struck.
LOTR: Fellowship of The Ring, LOTR: The Two Towers, and Soul.
Lots of lists and sign-ups the past few weeks!
Book Blitz: Witch Unexpected by Debbie Cassidy
TTT/BBH: Books I'm looking forward to in 2021!
The Classic's Club sign up
2020 Reading Challenge wrap up!
I'm reviewing 2020's book spending... This should be interesting!!
Have a great week all!