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February.....and March Were Exhausting

 I had good intentions, I picked my February 2021 Read of the Month, that I will quickly review later in this post, I set aside time for reading and writing....and then last two months just exploded with events, activities, and life in general. For the first time since the shutdown I found myself running all over again multiple days a week, including weekends. For the first time since the pandemic hit I was finding myself doing more than just going to work and grocery shopping. So what popped up in the past two months, well here is the short list:

  • Car shopping for my daughter, which took time.....but eventually we succeeded in finding a used Equinox to add to the family fleet.
  • School sports started back up for my son, and then a travel basketball league to follow.
  • In-person education continued for most of the time period, although the last two weeks has been remote for the high school (I still go in to get work done in the library)
  • My washing machine died.....which resulted in a Lowe's run the same night we purchased the car....thank goodness for the stimulus checks from Uncle Joe. 
I do not know if I am getting old or I am just not ready for "back to normal" as I find myself exhausted and ready for bed by nine p.m. To be fair I try and wake up by five a.m. and walk each morning before work, so it is not like I am a lazy slug. Anyway, I am going to try and get back into a writing routine for my own sanity. So here we go, I need to review that February read and introduce my March read (on 3/23/2021, yes I know). 

Ok, the collection of short stories in From a Certain Point of View: Star Wars was pretty good. Basically the book re-told the famous film from various viewpoints, in order. Some stories I really liked (especially the "incident report" filed by the Death Star employee after being nearly choked out by Lord Vader) and others I did not (I would just stop reading and move on to the next story). That is the best part of reading a collection of short stories; it is much easier for the reader to just move on to the next story  if one is not that entertaining. If you are a Star Wars fan, I will give it a 4/5, not a Star Wars fan, then we are probably talking a 2/5.

Now, my March 2021 Read of the Month is Nick by Michael Farris. A co-worker suggested this title for me because she knows that The Great Gatsby is my favorite book of all time. Nick tells the story of the famous narrator from The Great Gatsby Nick Carraway. I have started this book and should finish soon, especially with spring break right around the corner.

I hope everyone had a safe February and March.....keep reading!


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