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Weekly Wrap-Up (87)

Hey all, Dani here.

I think the first days back to work after a vacation are the worst. After last week’s cabin getaway where we had no alarm clocks, no real schedule or plans, and just time to rest and relax, hearing that alarm clock on Monday morning was not fun. Even though I like my job right now, it’s still just really nice to be able to wake up naturally and feel so relaxed. These past few days of work have also been interesting, because once again one of my backup positions is being shifted to a permanent spot (or temporary permanent spot because last time it was only two months before we had a position reduction), and it means that once again I will be leaving day shift.

So not only is this upcoming weekend Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon and our bi-weekly session of D&D, but I also have to completely adjust my life and sleep schedule again to accommodate work. I think in 2020 I have worked all three shifts, in four different departments, and have had to change my schedule and life what seems like a dozen times. I’m starting to get a bit tired of being so flexible.

Anyway, let’s just jump into the weekly wrap-up of what I’ve done, played, watched, and read.

Let’s start with Video Games: I actually logged into my island on Animal Crossing for a little bit over the weekend. And Damian and I got a chance to actually play Among Us with some friends. But that’s about all for my video game play, which isn’t much, but I guess it’s better than the past month or so.

Watches: We got caught up on all of the currently dubbed episodes of “Black Clover,” watched a few more episodes of “Naruto,” we finished up the last few episodes of the first season of the web-series “Narrative Telephone,” and we definitely watched the new episode of “Critical Role,” and we finished up season 2 of “Supernatural” and started season 3. Overall not a bad week of entertainment consumption.

Okay, let’s jump into the book talk.

I’m actually amazed that I only actually completed two books while on our cabin getaway, but I certainly made up for that over the weekend when we got home, and then continuing on through the beginning of the week. I flew through The Midnight Library at the cabin, and started reading Cemetery Boys there. Then I finally made myself get back into The Bone Shard Daughter and finish it. I enjoyed the book and I’m just going to blame mood reading and having so many book releases I want to jump into for the delays in finishing this book. Then I jumped into both The Once and Future Witches and Among the Beasts & Briars, which were some of my most anticipated releases for 2020. Finally, as always with Nikita Gill’s poetry and writing, I flew through The Girl and the Goddess after discovering that Gill had a new release.

Okay, fine, I’m in the middle of reading a few books. What can I say? I picked up a few of these to read the first chapter to determine what my next read would be. Seriously, I picked up The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue, Hush, and The Archive of the Forgotten, read a chapter of each, and decided to get through Addie first before moving on to the rest. But I’m still counting them in my current reads. Then I’m also still working my way through The Way of Kings, and I’m really hoping to finish Kingdom of the Wicked by this weekend, so we’ll see what happens.

I don’t know how many of these books I might be able to get through before the weekend, but we’ll see. Some of these books I even have as potential reads for Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon this weekend, so we shall see what happens. I just know that I really want to read a whole lot of books, so it has been difficult to choose what to pick up next each time I finish a book. So will I pick up A Gathering of Ravens or A Dance with Fate, or The Angel of the Crows or My Calamity Jane, which are a variety of different historical fantasies, some more fantasy than historical, and some are more alternate history, and some are just magical mythology based. Or will I pick up Beyond the Ruby Veil, which is a shorter read and might be great for an October 24 Hour Readathon? Or will I pick up something entirely different next? I honestly have no idea. So I guess check in next week for my Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon Wrap-Up within my usual Weekly Wrap-Up post, and we’ll see what I decided to read.

What are you currently reading? Let me know in the comments, and I will be back soon with more bookish content.

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