Good morning! I’m grabbing a cup of coffee, and getting ready to hunker down to write this post, linked over at Bookishly Boisterous. I got up very early (4:30 a.m.), since I’m not sleeping well…explanation is Item No. 2.
- I am loving the newest version of The Handmaid’s Tale on Hulu. I watched Episode 7 last night, and while I’m enjoying seeing more of the life they once had, it is even more depressing when I think of what has happened to the women in the tyrannical state in which they now live.
- All week long, I have been fighting an allergic skin reaction to hair dye. It took me to Urgent Care on Sunday, where I was prescribed steroid pills for 5 days. Today is the last dose, and while the skin is mostly clearing up, I still get bouts of itching, usually when I’m trying to sleep! Some days are better than others. I felt so good on Tuesday that I actually left the house to check the mail, buy groceries, and head off to buy a new little flat screen TV for my office. It will be delivered (and installed) on Saturday. The current TV is a ten-year-old boxy one that often loses the signal, since the equipment doesn’t really work that well on it.
- Books read and reviewed this week so far have been quite different from one another, and I realize that I like that kind of selection. First there was Nancy Thayer’s Secrets in Summer, set on Nantucket. Then came Into the Water, by Paula Hawkins, which I mostly enjoyed, but there were multiple narrators that came at the reader so fast in the beginning that it was hard to keep track of them. Finally, they were fleshed out more in the rest of the book. Yesterday I read #GIRLBOSS, a book that led to the Netflix show…which I had watched before reading the book…and loved. (Click titles for my reviews).
- On June 8, my daughter and son-in-law are flying off to Prague, Amsterdam, etc., for a 10-day honeymoon. They, of course, will also visit with my eldest son who lives in Prague. I’m very envious!
- Today will be an at-home curl up and read day; I’m enjoying The Wildling Sisters, by Eve Chase. The book has a dual time-line: one from 1959, and the other is fifty years later. Something mysterious happened on an old English Country estate.
- Here is another view of my up-next print books, a backdrop to the large glass of iced tea I enjoyed the other day, while contemplating the stack.
That’s my week so far…what did yours look like?