The Latest in my Life
Typically for the UK, we had beautiful sunshine on Friday and it was snowing and hailing the very next day. It’s been the same today but unfortunately it didn’t settle. I’m hoping it might snow overnight so I can play in it with my daughter and build a snowman.
I’m still working from home and home schooling my daughter 4 days a week. We’re getting into a better routine now, though it’s still not easy. I really enjoy switching off from it all at the weekend.
Yesterday, I finally got around to doing a Stacking the Shelves post to share the new books I got for Christmas. I’ve also been sorting some things out behind the scenes, such as featured images and categories. I really want to invest more time in blogging this year.
Today, I read a short story by Rainbow Rowell: The Prince and the Troll. I quite liked it. It was an interesting allegory which seemed to be about poverty, climate change and the pitfalls of capitalism. I was planning on reading more of her work, but apparently Rowell has written some problematic books and has been accused of racism towards the East Asian community. Disappointing.
My favourite part of this weekend was snuggling up on the sofa with my daughter as I introduced her to the animated version of The BFG, starring David Jason. It brought back a lot of childhood memories and she said it was “amazing”.
I’m on season 3 of House M.D now. The storyline with Detective Tritter is hard to watch and I just want to punch him in the face.
I watched the 3rd episode of WandaVision on Friday and things are getting more interesting. I’ve been reading up on Marvel comic characters such as Mephisto, Agatha Harkness and Monica Rambeau, whom I think have a big role to play in the story. I’m excited about the direction this is going!
I also watched the first episode of Star Trek: Lower Decks on Prime last night. It was quite funny and I think it has potential. I enjoyed all the references to TOS and TNG episodes.
I’ve had Don McClean’s “American Pie” stuck in my head all week. The song has fascinated me ever since I was a teenager, both because of the tragic plane crash that inspired it, and the obscure allusions to other artists and political events in the lyrics. McClean has never offered an explanation as to what the lyrics mean, and I love that everyone has their own interpretation.
Quote of the Week
In every known nook of our nation,“The Hill We Climb” by Amanda Gorman
In every corner called our country,
Our people, diverse and beautiful,
Will emerge, battered and beautiful.
When day comes, we step out of the shade,
Aflame and unafraid.
The new dawn blooms as we free it.
For there is always light,
if only we’re brave enough to see it.
If only we’re brave enough to be it.
It’s a chance to share news. A post to recap the past week, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up for the week on our blog. This is your news post, so personalize it! Include as much as you want or as little. Be creative, it can be a vlog or just a showcase of your goodies. Link up once a week or once a month, you decide. Book haul can include library books, yard sale finds, arcs and bought books..share them!~Kimberly
How are you doing? What have you been reading, watching and listening to lately? Let me know in the comments!