Monday, October 11, 2021

This Week ....

 I'm Reading

The truth is I'm not reading much at all. I started reading The Vanishing Days by Susanna Kearsley and only got a couple of pages in. I thought about reading something else, but didn't. I need to read the next four chapters in The Sundial, but haven't quite made it there yet.

I was listening to The Winter Sea, and I was listening to The Bear and the Nightingale, but didn't get very far with either of them.

And I need to start thinking about my book club choice. I did think vaguely about listening to The Midnight Library, but I should probably have started a few months ago if I intend to finish it.

Next week will be a better reading week.

I'm Watching

We have now watched all the available episodes of Ted Lasso and I am sad. I am not sure if Robert is up for it or not but we might need to watch them all again. We have already watched the first season twice, so I might be able to convince him. Or I might not.

We also watched a couple more episodes of Squid Game. We will watch it to the end in due course.

I did start watching another Korean series which has a totally different feeling to it. As in, it could not be more different to Squid Game if it tries. It is a series called Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha. Basically it is about a big city dentist who moves to a small country town right on the ocean. So far it's very cute.

Last night I started watching a show called The Parisian Agency on Netflix. It is a reality TV show that focusses on a family that sells high-end real estate. The parents work with their three sons, and they are all super close but also pretty vocal with each other. The houses they look at are pretty amazing, even if their buyers aren't that impressed,  so I might watch a bit more of that because, you know, Paris.  

We also watched the first episode of Celebrity Masterchef Australia. It was so good to be back in the Masterchef kitchen!


Nothing much to add here either. We are still in lockdown. Robert's daughter moved into her newly built house this weekend. We haven't been able to see the house since the framing stage. We are hoping to get some more freedoms soon and get to go and see her new house, and them, but we will see.

Whilst I am definitely ready for lockdown to be over, and I am ready to be able to do things on the weekends, I am not sure that I am ready to do things with vast crowds of people. I know that is contradictory, but to be honest, that pretty much reflects my mind right now. Over it all, but not ready to take the risk of leaving the house except for very specific reasons.

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I've linked this post to It's Monday, what are you reading? as hosted by Book Date


  1. I don't like doing anything with large crowds. Even before the Pandemic, I preferred small groups and intimate restaurants.

    Enjoy your reading and listening, and here are my WEEKLY UPDATES

    1. I used to love a large crowd when there is a great atmosphere, but not sure that I will be doing that for a while yet.

  2. I do hope this week is better for you. You remind me that I have a couple of books by Kearsley on my Kindle TBR stack. I binged on her books a while ago but then lost steam before I finished all of the ones I had. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

    1. I find myself rereading one of my absolute favourite Kearsley's on audio and reading the latest book. Normally I wouldn't do that but....Kearsley!

  3. I understand. We have not been in lock down in over a year and pretty much anything goes here. My immune system is shot so even though I wear masks when I go out I have been avoiding anything with crowds. Have a great week.

    1. I do think I would be at risk if I caught it so I am staying at home mostly!

  4. I wonder if a little nonfiction would do the trick to get you out of your reading slump! When I was sick in August and unable to read much, I borrowed and read Nerd Do Well, a comic memoir by the actor Simon Pegg. It took me a while to read it, but it was easy to pick up and put down, and a good distraction from the current situation.
    Maybe one from this list of Paris Memoirs That Will Transport You Straight to France?

    1. That's a good thought Laurie. I don't read a lot of non fiction normally.

  5. Aw, it's a shame you weren't able to find a book to hold your interest - hope you have better luck this week!

    We only recently discovered Ted Lasso and we are loving it!! trying to watch these last episodes slowly so they'll last! We will be sad when it ends, too. We just recently finished Schitt's Creek, and though it took us a bit to get into it, we were sorry to see it end, too.

    Enjoy your books and TV this week!

    Book By Book

    1. We watched Schitt's Creek last year during the original lockdowns and we loved it!