The Sunday Post #33

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The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer. A post to recap the past week, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up for the week on our blog.

Random News And Goings-On

Last week was my first week going back in to the office. Went in Tuesday and Thursday and my coworkers were in Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. This week is a holiday weekend (thank goodness because I have so much to get done and with one day down I’ve barely scratched the surface) so I’ll be going in Tuesday and Thursday again. I guess we’ll find out some time this coming week if he’s going to make us all come in together starting the following week or not *crossing my fingers*.  It wasn’t….terrible, but of course I prefer to be home and have less exposure to other people. And it’s very weird being out and seeing other people after being shut up in the house for two months.

My husband and I watched The Great on hulu and…what a crazy show I loved it. I usually go into a rage over things based on history that are not historically accurate (don’t get me started on that latest Mary Queen of Scots movie that I still haven’t watched because why does she have a Scottish accent when Mary was raised in France, whhyyyyyy) BUT, this show is very up front about how they’re not adhering to history at all so it worked. As a story it was engaging and the humor in it was amazing. It’s just a crazy show full of all kinds of crazy stuff happening but it was also hilarious and I couldn’t stop watching it. Fun.

This is the last week of the r/fantasy virtual con–just a couple more panels to go! I’m so proud of everything we’ve accomplished with the event but I’m also kind of glad it’s ending so that I can go back to being a lazy moderator. 😉

New Book Arrivals at Way Too Fantasy

Ebooks

Not a lot of book buying this week. Yay? I picked up an ebook copy of Radiance by Grace Draven to reread it (I have a copy in audio). Just as good in print! I’ve never done a full review for this one as I read it right before I started blogging again, so I might do a full review for it–tl;dr:  still one of my favorite fantasy romances. I also picked up the new Eloisa James historical romance, Say Yes to the Duke. I used to LOVE Eloisa James but I haven’t read any of her stuff in years. We’ll see how this new one is.

Audiobooks

I haven’t bought any new audiobooks but my audio credits came in and I had two left before so now I have FOUR audio credits and no idea what to spend them on.

  • Pick up some books in series I need to work on finishing?
  • Pick up the Confederation series by Tanya Huff because I want to read that next?
  • Pick up some of the new books that have come out that look good?

I don’t know what to do!  Maybe I’ll just continue to hold on them for a little bit longer til I can figure things out. I don’t want to get to many added to my queue when I’ve only been reading about 3 a month.

Anywho.

That’s the news for this week, see you next time!

16 thoughts on “The Sunday Post #33

  1. cryptomathecian says:

    That of the European nobility and French is a funny thing. In War and Peace, Tolstoy’s Russian aristocrats didn’t even speak Russian. However, when Napoleon invaded their country, it was perceived as the enemy’s language and they had to learn Russian. Hilarious.

    • waytoofantasy says:

      I’ve never read Tolstoy but I know that Peter didn’t speak Russian (or not much anyway) and I find it especially hilarious in this show that he keeps saying to Catherine ‘you’re not even Russian!’ because she at least DID learn Russian and even changed her name to a more Russian name. They were both German iirc.

  2. Tammy says:

    I’ve been going into the office since my boss “made” me go back part time at the end of March, so I know just how you feel. It was scary and weird at first. Now my mission is to be the Mask Nazi because there are a few people who are NOT wearing masks and they’re pissing me off! Short of sending an irate email to HR I’ve been creating helpful mask graphic posters and taping them up around the office, lol.

    • waytoofantasy says:

      Tuesday was fine, my boss wore his mask. Thursday he was like ‘do you mind if I don’t wear this, my glasses fog up’ and I was like ‘…..I’m going to keep mine on if you don’t mind’ — Tammy this man doesn’t even wear his glasses except when he’s reading meanwhile I can’t see without mine so if I can wear a mask he can for damn sure wear it. I am really REALLY not looking forward to the conversation when he tries to make us go back in there full time (when we can easily keep rotating to minimize exposure). I don’t blame you for being a Mask Nazi! One of my friends is HR for a smallish business (60 employees) and she said there’s already one person who is like ‘I’m not wearing a mask’ when they go back to the office in 2 months and she’s like ‘continue working from home then because if you’re in the office you’re wearing a mask or else’. People! They can be exasperating.

  3. Zezee says:

    My office will be on a similar sort of schedule when we go back in. I’m not looking forward to it because, yeah, interacting with so many people at that point and having to be mindful not to touch my face and I really hate wearing the mask (makes it hard to breathe) which is why I prefer to just stay home.

    • waytoofantasy says:

      Yep to all of that. Sorry that you have to go back too. One of my friend’s office isn’t going back until July and even then just essential people, most will be work from home until September! I’m a bit envious.

  4. maddalena@spaceandsorcery says:

    Going back to normal – or as “normal” as we can make it in these weird times – does indeed feel scary, and makes me wonder how different the new normal will be from the old one, once we settle down. Sort of.

    • waytoofantasy says:

      Yeah. I think things will eventually get back to mostly ‘normal’ but maybe we’ll see more people wearing masks on a normal basis even after covid19 passes. Maybe employers will be more open to WFH on occasion. I guess we’ll see what changes come out of it.

  5. @lynnsbooks says:

    Scary times – I think a lot of people are going to be worried about returning to the workplace. It had to happen at some point although it seems to me that if you can work from home then why not continue to do so.
    Lynn 😀

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