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I missed posting this last Sunday, but I’m not likely to remember most of the news I would have shared last week. I’ll add it where I can, just to keep everything as caught up as possible, though.
I’ve posted ten times in the past two weeks, which sounds okay until you take into account that half those posts were weekly memes. I was hoping to do the meme posts in addition to reviews or discussion posts, but it didn’t work out the way I’d hoped. I did manage to post three reviews, however, including one that had been an unfinished draft since March 2019. I was (and still am) particularly proud of a list/discussion post about approaching bloggers with review requests—something I’d been wanting to write for months. It received a respectable amount of views, and sparked some very interesting conversations!
Posts for the week of January 12 through January 18:
January 13: The Moonshiner’s Daughter by Donna Everhart
January 13: Music Monday: “Touch, Peel, and Stand” by Days of the New
January 14: The Do’s and Dont’s of Approaching Book Bloggers with Review Requests
January 15: Dead Stuff ‘n’ Thangs: The Walking Dead Mid-Season Teaser
Posts for the week of January 19 through January 25:
January 22: Dragonfly in Amber by Diana Gabaldon
January 22: Wondrous Words Wednesday (1/22/2020)
January 22: Can’t-Wait Wednesday: Katherine Howard, The Scandalous Queen by Alison Weir
January 23: Anna of Kleve, The Princess in the Portrait by Alison Weir
January 24: First Line Fridays (1/24/2020)
January 25: Stacking the Shelves (1/25/2020)
As you can see above, I posted twice on January 13, and three times on January 22, but I didn’t post anything at all for an entire week—something I did not want to find myself doing this year!
I just checked Goodreads, and was shocked to see that I’ve finished reading only one book. It does make sense, though. That book had 754 pages, and I followed it up with an even longer book—a whopping 1,072 pages! I mean… Diana Gabaldon calls them “The Big, Enormous Books” for good reason!
Once I finish Voyager, I’m going to have to pause my re-read for a bit. (Which means I can’t allow myself to read so much as a paragraph of Drums of Autumn, lest I allow my resolve to weaken!) I have so many review copies I’m looking forward to reading, and I’ve put them off long enough. There’s plenty of time for me to re-read the entire Outlander series before book nine, Go Tell the Bees That I Am Gone, is released. It’s only January, after all!
On Other Entertainment
I’ve watched very little television in the past two weeks. Most of what I’ve seen are things someone else is watching (like Stargate: Atlantis or Star Trek: Enterprise) I’ve only found time for a single episode of Falling Skies, and I want to watch a few more this week. I’m still pacing myself with Anne with an “E”… I’ve seen three episodes at this point, and plan to watch an fourth later in the week.
I’ve delighted that This Is Us and Supernatural have returned from hiatus! I managed to miss the first 2020 episode of Supernatural, due to circumstances beyond my control, but I can stream it on the CW website, so it’s not a big deal. But… if I hadn’t missed it, the last episode (season 15, episode 10, “The Heroes Journey”) probably would have made a lot more sense. All I know is that Sam and Dean are “freaking normal” now, and nothing is going right. Sam is sick (and clumsy), Dean got a parking ticket, and… well, just watch the teaser clip to get an idea of how their luck has changed. (And it all goes downhill from there!)
As for This Is Us, all I can say is that I am LOVING “The Big Three Trilogy” so far—although, perhaps “loving” is the wrong word to use for it, considering what Randall is going through… and I have a bad feeling about what happened to teenaged Kate on the night of Rebecca’s (canceled) birthday dinner… or rather, who is responsible: Marc. And what the heck is going on with Kevin and Sophie?! (If you watch the show, you know what I’m talking about on all this.)
I guess that’s all for this week. Here’s hoping that I’ll have a much more productive week to report (as far as the blog goes) when I check in again next week!