My Sunday-Monday Post

My Sunday Post is hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer
Sunday Salon is hosted by Deb at Readerbuzz
It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is hosted by Kathryn at Book Date

Last week was all about easing back into our routines slowly. We started off slowly with homeschool, Wyatt attended OT, went to the library, had a play date, and even a small party for his birthday Saturday. Baby steps!

Read Last Week:

Oh my gosh did I love this book! Cozy fantasy is obviously the genre I need right now. I have been reading so much of it lately and loving every word and story. This book was particularly beautiful and well written.

Reading This Week:

I am starting The Grace of Wild Things this week as part of Middle Grade March, and I am super excited about this one. It is marketed as a “an inventive and fantastical reimagining of Anne of Green Gables—with magic and witches!—that explores found family, loss, and the power of a girl’s imagination..” Um yes please! I would have definitely grabbed this book off the shelf as a kid, just as I did now as an adult. We will see if it is as good as it sounds! (Fawcett also wrote Emily Wilde’s Encyclopaedia of Faeries so I have high hopes!)

Posted Last Week:

Last week, I shared some of our favorite picture books featuring magical creatures, which was pretty fun to write. I also posted my book review on The House in the Cerulean Sea, as well as a Coffee Catch Up.

Watching/Listening:

We are watching mostly old comfort shows right now – When Calls the Heart, Hamish Macbeth – and also started watching Ted Lasso again. Wow, that show really surprised me! I did not want to watch it, because sports, but Billy convinced me and now I love it so much. Ted is such a positive force, and I can’t help but love Roy Kent, who is my favorite.

On ye old YouTubes, I have been seeking out favorites there too – The Cottage Fairy, Dainty Diaries, Roots and Refuge, Gold Shaw Farm, but also have added in a new favorite Cecilia Blomdahl. I found her channel (I think) thanks to Joy at Joy’s Book Blog. Life in Svalbard is fascinating! It must be absolutely exhilarating in some ways, in other’s an introverts dream, but.. those polar bears are a big drawback. I love polar bears, yet find them terrifying, like I would not want to run into one while running errands.

As for listening, I’ve been listening to a lot of Casefile this week.

And that is it from my little corner of the world! I hope all is well with you all.

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39 thoughts on “My Sunday-Monday Post

  1. I so wish I could watch Ted Lasso. If we ever move I know we’ll have cable or some way of streaming. Hamish MacBeth is a good show as are the books.

    Glad Wyatt is doing well. I skipped some Sunday Salon link ups as I was busy and just noticed your post about his surgeries. Wow, what a scary ordeal. I am happy to hear he’s doing well.

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  2. Thank you so much for sharing the Cecilia Blomdahl link. I’ve watched a few and am definitely going to share with my 12 year old today since we’ve studied Norway this last week. Perfect timing!
    Since I’m new here I haven’t been following your son’s journey, but am happy that he’s recovering from his surgeries. How scary for you.

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  3. I’m glad Wyatt is recovering well from his surgeries. I am sure this had been a stressful time for all of you. Happy birthday to Wyatt!

    Doesn’t The Grace of Wild Things sound good?! I hope you will share more about this book soon.

    Cecilia Blomdahl lives in a very cold place. I must admit that it looks cozy, but I’m pretty sure that my body which has evolved to survive in 90+ would not make it there!

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  4. I’m so glad Wyatt is easing back into his life. Cute pic of him with the kitty.

    Polar bears? Um, no. No thank you. I’m terrified enough when I’m out hiking wondering if I’ll run into a brown bear or a mountain lion. I don’t need to be keeping an eye out for polar bears, too.

    I am also #TeamRoyKent!

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  5. Living in Svalbard would be amazing! Like you said- good and bad in different ways! Reminds me too of a show I watched… wish I could remember the name, either on Netflix or PRime I think, set in a remote location like that. If I remember I’ll come back although you may have already seen it…

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      1. Fortitude was the name of it! Set in Svalbard (I think). Has a (minor) horror element to it. Stanley Tucci was in it.

        there was also Trapped but I only watched a few episodes. An Icelandic series I think on Netflix. There also an Entrapped which is a sequel sort of to Trapped or a remake? Kinda confusing

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  6. Aha! Finally! A book you’ve recommended doesn’t have eleventy million people waiting for it! I’ll start it as soon as I finish Livid by Patricia Cornwell. I know of Svalbard because I watch Arne and Carlos on YouTube all the time. I think they may have saved my sanity during the lockdown!

    I’m so glad things are getting closer to normal for all of you!

    https://marshainthemiddle.com/

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  7. Yay for getting back into routine and very smart to take it slowly. It does feel great to start getting back to normal though. I’m so curious The Grace of Wild Things. Anne is one of my absolute favorite books so I’m hesitant to pick this one up but it sounds like it could be absolutely amazing. I have a little bit more confidence seeing that this is the author of Emily Wilde which I’ve hard glowing reviews about. I can’t wait to see your thoughts on it!

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    1. It is so nice to get back to our routine and everyday stuff.

      Hmm. So. The Grace of Wild Things. I would say it was more inspired by Anne of Green Gables then a retelling. Grace has a lot of similar qualities to Anne, and then there are some direct scenes that are similar as well (the slate breaking, the raspberry cordial..) but I would not consider it a retelling exactly. It was super cute.

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  8. Yay! I was hoping The House in the Cerulean Sea would be the right book at the right time for you! I read it early in the pandemic and it was just what I needed then.

    I look forward to hearing what you think of The Grace of Wild Things. I don’t think a book could have a better description to catch my attention. Anne of Green Gables? Magic? Witches? Hand it over!

    I read a travel article years ago about a tiny town in Canada–maybe Churchill?–where there are lots of polar bears. The residents don’t lock any doors, ever, just in case someone is suddenly confronted by a bear and needs a place to get away from it. That is insane to me.

    I’m glad you’re all easing back into a routine and Wyatt is doing well.

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    1. It was SO perfect! Oh it would have been a great read at the start of the pandemic!

      RIght???? I had to get it with that description!

      I read about that town years ago too! I wonder if we read the same article! Lol. That place sounds terrifying to me.

      And thank you Jen. 🙂

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