Sunday Salon hosted by Readerbuzz is simply a place for us to link up and to share what we have been doing during the week. Sunday Salon is a great way to visit other blogs and join in the conversations going on there.
November has been a brutal month, both at work and in my personal life. The stress of living in this pandemic is apparent with the families I work with. I started taking a day off per week just to re-energize and to rest up.
I really enjoyed participating in Nonfiction November and discovering new nonfiction books and new bloggers. I loved visiting the different blogs and challenging myself to take on new topics to read. I did not have the time or the energy this week to publish my 4th post of all the nonfiction books I added to my TBR list but there are quite a few! Thanks to all who visited my blog and continue to do so.
Last week I read that Shelleyrae from Book'd Out binge-watched Sanditon, a PBS Masterpiece British drama series based on Jane Austen's unfinished manuscript. Of course, I wanted to watch it! My daughter and I have already devoured the first season. Thanks Shelleyrae. But all my research shows there might not be a second season? So frustrating. BUT the second season of Virgin River is out and I've already watched a couple of episodes.
Hope you are all well. Stay safe and take care of each other.
Mailbox Monday Edition
Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week. Mailbox Monday now has a permanent home on its blog. Link up to share your MM.
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? is a place to meet up and share what you have been, are and about to be reading over the week. It's a great post to organize yourself. It's an opportunity to visit and comment, and er... add to that ever-growing TBR pile! So welcome in everyone. This meme started with J Kaye's Blog and then was taken up by Sheila from Book Journey. Sheila then passed it on to Kathryn at the Book Date.
What I reviewed and/or featured last week:
Sometimes you come across a book that is different from anything you've read. That's what The Midnight Library was for me.
For all families who are dealing with depression or any other mental illness, this book is a testament that things can get better. This was an emotional read for me.
I spotlighted a timely YA novel by debut author Kimberly B. Jones. You can enter the giveaway
to win a copy.
Because I really need a fun book this time around
Stop by and enter my giveaways!
Also posted on the right sidebar.
Hope you all have a great reading week.
November has been tough. And I'm sorry it was especially rough for you. I hope that your December gets off to a good start and that you have a wonderful holiday season. This pandemic does make things so hard though, especially when you live it as a medical professional.ReplyDelete
I want to read The Midnight Library.
Thanks for your kind words, Greg. I think you would love the Midnight Library.Delete
I will look out for Sandition.ReplyDelete
Midnight Library sounds intriguing.
You could see it on Prime Video with a subscription to PBS.Delete
I’m sorry it’s been a tough month for you, and others.ReplyDelete
I’m glad Sanditon cheered you a little, a second season looked possible until Covid, I’m crossing my fingers anyway :)
Wishing you a great reading week
I'm hoping for that second season because that ending...oh that ending...Delete
I hope December is a better month for you! As difficult as things have been, I am so grateful that I am retired and not working with clients during this time.ReplyDelete
I LOVED the second season of Virgin River...and I have been looking for Sanditon to view.
Enjoy your week, and thanks for visiting my blog.
Yeah...several of the social workers that I work with are on sick leave. It's tough. I am loving the second season of Virgin River very much.Delete
I've been working hard to ward off the stress of the pandemic. I don't know how people who have families and work schedules are coping. It has to be rough.ReplyDelete
I loved Nonfiction November this year. I found a lot of books that I'm eager to read soon.
I hope to watch Sanditon soon. We have become Masterpiece fans.
I loved The Midnight Library. I'm pretty sure it will be on my list of favorite reads for the year.
I hope you have a good week.
I feel like we have to toughen up because the worse has yet to come. Sigh. One day at a time.Delete
Sorry things have been stressful for you. Hoping someday we'll get back to something close to normal!ReplyDelete
Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction
I am sorry that your work life is stressful for both you and the people with whom you work. I also like Nonfiction November, but wish I'd read more nonfiction this year.ReplyDelete
Me too I wish I had read more nonfiction.Delete
I can see why the stress level is high in your job. Good idea to take a day off regularly to recharge. That is so important. Your mailbox books look good!ReplyDelete
That day off has been helping. I don't like working full-time as I don't have enough family time.Delete
I'm in love with the Sanditon miniseries, too. I doubt that Austen would have the book go in many of the directions it went but it was still very fun. I want to rewatch it with my daughter. The Library at Midnight book has caught my attention and I need to read your review to decide if it is for me or not. Thanks.ReplyDelete
I am just emerging from my political hangover and looking toward 2021 with hope. My Sunday Post
I'm curious as to how much they changed of the manuscript or how much they added of what was left unfinished. I really hope there is a second season coming up.Delete
It's a tough time so I'm glad you were able to take a day off each week to relax. I don't watch much tv; I mostly read. I'm interested in The Midnight Library - I've seen it around a bit. Hopefully things will be easier this month and you can enjoy some holiday time.ReplyDelete
Anne - Books of My Heart This is my Sunday Post
I used to watch almost no TV. But my eyes are so tired these days that it's sometimes easier to watch tv to unwind than read a book.Delete
I hope your December is better than your November. I don't watch much TV. I prefer reading or listening to books or playing games on my computer. Come see my week here. Happy reading!ReplyDelete
I hope so too!Delete
Sorry about the tough work month. I’m glad you’re able to take some time off. I had a lot of fun with Nonfiction November, too, even though I didn’t post about it. I hope you enjoy your new books. Have a great week!ReplyDelete
Aj @ Read All The Things!
November has been a rough month, hope you are managing to recharge!ReplyDelete
Sorry to hear that you are fighting stress. It is good you can take that extra day off.ReplyDelete
Georgana's Secret has a cover I really like.
Have a good week with Movie/Netflix watching and Happy Reading!
Sorry about your stress level.ReplyDelete
I am happy I am retired from teaching...that would be quite stressful too. TAKE CARE, Laura.
THE MIDNIGHT LIBRARY looks good.
Enjoy your weekend, and I'm glad you can take a day off.