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Whatnot – 07/20/22

The Last ChairliftWell, I never did get to the beach last weekend. I totally forgot that my daughter had my car so I just stayed home and watched TV and read for a bit. It was 105 degrees so those activities suited me just fine.  I finished Beartown. I didn’t love it. I know that is an unpopular opinion but I really expected to love it. My review is here. 

I wasn’t planning to read Irving’s new one until closer to its release date but how can you not read Irving when you have a review copy staring you in the face? It’s nearly 1000 pages so I am really looking forward to it. It’s been so long since I’ve read a chunkster. Click on the cover above to read more about the book.

I’ve been pretty busy and somewhat productive but I am in a weird mood. I get antsy if I sit still for too long but staring out into space is oddly comforting right now too. I try to balance the two! Work, work, work, stare off into space. Ha ha.

Tonight my book club was supposed to meet to discuss Crying in H Mart. However, a scheduling conflict came up so it looks like this meeting will happen, possibly, in September instead. I bought snacks from H Mart this past Saturday but I can always eat them myself. Ha!

There are so many awesome books coming out this fall. Which one do you have your eyes on?

Whatnot – 07/13/22

Root Beer in her stroller.It’s been a minute since giving you a Root Beer update so here she is in all her glory. Every day my son takes her for a stroll around Everett, WA. They particularly like the waterfront and since it doesn’t get dark until nearly 9pm they have plenty of time to roam the neighborhood and that is what they do. 

It dawned on me what I have not been to the beach once this summer. Not yet. My husband doesn’t really enjoy it and gets bored easily. I could lie there all day watching the people go by, reading chapters here and there and munching on Pringles. He has an outreach committment this Saturday and I may just go by myself or see if the Girl isn’t working so she can tag along.

I am still reading Beartown. I should have finished it this past weekend but a long afternoon nap interfered with those plans and I was A okay with it.

I finally reviewed It All Comes Down to This if you’re interested.

We have a house guest arriving Thursday so I shall take some time to tidy up. The house was absolutely wrecked when I got back from camp. I’ve never seen so much junk mail all over the house! Piles everywhere depending on who got the mail that day. I need to take some time to put things back in order.

Have a great week and tell me what you are planning for the weekend. If I can sneak away to the beach I think I will.