The week began with my attending the funeral of of my aunt Eleanor, who passed away at the age of 87 after being in declining health for several years. While it was naturally sad, it wasn’t unexpected and it was good to see cousins I hadn’t seen in several years.
The library where I work was closed Saturday and Monday for Labor Day and then I added another day to the weekend by taking a vacation day on Tuesday. Monday, I finished mowing the lawn before noon and then chilled “day drinking.”
Monday night, we planned to get together with a neighbor to watch Drunk History, but her plans changed so we postponed until Tuesday night. However, her plans once again changed Tuesday night. We still watched Drunk History Monday night and then on Tuesday, we discovered three new shows on Netflix:
- Great News
- Kim’s Convenience
The first was really good, but we only have watched one episode thus far; the second, okay; the third, really good too. We ended up watching most of the first season Tuesday and finished it on Wednesday night.
The week ended with my college roommate Joe visiting us for a few days. He still is here Sunday morning as I am drafting this and he is going to stay through until Monday night. I only work a few hours on Monday and it’s not until late so that wil “work.” Yesterday we went out for a late lunch.
One Book At A Time
Also this past week, I decided to return all the books I had checked out to the library where I work and the Free Library of Philadelphia, where I mostly get my ebooks. I also cancelled all my holds, mostly from FLP, with many of them having been on for months and not expected for months either. As I have in the past, I decided that I only will check out one book at a time to read or read one book at a time from books I already own in my Kindle library. Of course, as in the past, this usually doesn’t last long, and I already have two books checked out from the library where I work: Depth of Winter, the latest in the Longmire series, by Craig Johnson and Gravesend by William Boyle, which just looked like it might be good. To be honest, I’ll probably bail on the Longmire because I have been disappointed with the last couple, including the last one that ended on a cliffhanger with his daughter getting kidnapped by a “bad guy” that he hadn’t had dealings with for a couple of books. This one, he goes to rescue his daughter. However, I’ll give it a chance, but it’s going to have to grab me right away or else.
I’ll leave you with a trailer to Sisters and an introduction to Kim’s Convenience:
So how was your past week? Reading, watching, listening to anything good?
8 thoughts on “One Book At A Time”
I hope you had a great time with your college roommate! And stop feeling such pressure when it comes to reading! Just enjoy your one book at a time!! 😉
Good weekend…and thanks for the encouragement. Today started a book, first in a while.
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Ooh, Kim’s Convenience hadn’t crossed my Netflix radar yet. Thanks for the heads up.
My condolences on the loss of your aunt.
Also, I am in a similar library phase right now. But I’m already feeling antsy about putting books on hold.
I’m not because I know they’ll still be there…some day when I want to read them.
It’s a vicious cycle, isn’t it? It’s because we want to read ALL THE BOOKS!!!!!
That bbq meal looks delicious!
But only can read one book at a time…or at least that’s how I read.
I start feeling overwhelmed by too many books sometimes. I don’t think I’ve ever decided to stick to one book at a time, though.
I usually almost always read one book at a time. It’s just that I also usually have a lot of books on hold.
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