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Whatnot – 01/11/23

Reading.The holidays have ended for me and I am back in the office . We had a nice Christmas and New Years. Most of us got sick (Hub and myself), just bad colds but it was nice to be able to stay home and rest. All plans cancelled. Numerous naps, movies, reading. I am still wrapping up my first book of the year, Lessons in Chemistry. I missed all the “first book” hoopla because just the thought of writing a post gave me a headache but I do love that event and cheered for all the picks from my sick bed. You all picked some good ones. 

My days at home have been filled with cat wrangling. Jinx wants to play. She is only 4 months old but the Otter Pup sees her playing as bullying. Honestly, she is a thug and a bit rough. She is climbing all over everything and the pup feels responsible for her so she’s been a nervous wreck. Jinx and my daughter head back 1/21. It went by super fast, although my pup probably doesn’t think that. 

We’ve been enjoying some weather. A Bomb Cyclone which brought lots of rain and snow to the mountains. My yard flooded at one point but then the rain just stopped and that gave it all a chance to drain away. As I type this, it’s really coming down out there.  

I am going to keep this brief because being back at work is rough after so much time off but I just wanted to check in and wish everyone a good 2023.

How are you?

My Favorite Reads: Best of 2022

My Favorite Reads: 2022

This is a list of my faves read in 2022 in no particular order. I didn’t make my reading goal this year. I wasn’t even close but looking at this list I think I read some amazing books anyway.

Our Country Friends by Gary Shteyngart

Our Country Friends

The School for Good Mothers by Jessamine Chan

The School for Good Mothers

Notes on Your Sudden Disappearance by Alison Espach

Notes on Your Sudden Disappearance

The Swimmers by Julie Otsuka

The Swimmers

Lemon by Kwon Yeo-sun

Lemon book cover

One of the Girls by Lucy Clarke

One of the Girls

Dinosaurs by Lydia Millet


The Last Chairlift by John Irving

The Last Chairlift

All links point to my review of each book so check them out if you are looking for something to read.