Weekly Update for March 26, 2023

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Welcome to my weekly update for March 26, 2023!

Another quiet week here with more rain. But this weekend is supposed to be nice so we do have some plans to get out a bit.


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As I write this on Friday evening, I haven’t finished reading anything.

Currently Reading:

Complete Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde

European Travel for the Monstrous Gentlewoman by Theodora Goss, read by Kate Reading

Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America by Ibram X. Kendi

Up Next:

Lore Olympus: Volume Three by Rachel Smythe came in for me at the library so it’s next on my list. I don’t have too much left in Complete Fairy Tales so I’ll probably finish both of them soon.

What did your week look like?


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  1. You’re in California right now, right? Isn’t the amount of rain we’ve been getting a bit crazy? This is more rain that I can remember seeing at this time of year in a really long time. We need it, but the landslides and high winds are really scary.

    I really need to start the Lore Olympus books. I got the first one for Christmas, but haven’t actually picked it up yet.

    1. Yes, we’re in Escondido, near San Diego. My husband and I are trying to be patient and tell ourselves that California needs the rain but this kind of devastating rain doesn’t seem to have much net benefit. I was hoping today’s storms would be the last of it but it looks like we have more in the forecast for Monday.

      I think you’ll really like Lore Olympus. I just checked the third volume out from the library yesterday.

    1. Nicole at BookWyrm Knits inadvertently reminded me that I need to finish the Goss books. I liked the first one but somehow never added the second one to my TBR. It’s so hard to keep track of all the series books out there!

  2. I haven’t started reading Lore Olympus yet, I got volume one for Christmas. But my reading has been a bit all over the place recently.

    Pam @ Read! Bake! Create!

  3. Interesting assortment of books and such a wide variety too. We’re in a stretch of good weather but still have so much snow on the ground. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

  4. The Space Barons seems like it should have been interesting, too bad it didn’t deliver.

  5. I’ve put the camp chair back in the car, but so far it hasn’t been warm enough for it to be pleasant to sit outside, even with a coat on. I remember how we sat outside in the cold during the pandemic, but now we are spoiled again, and don’t want to be cold or have to eat with our coats on! Tomorrow is a bereavement day for me, as it will be my mother-in-law’s funeral, so I’m doing some blog visiting early.

    1. I finished them earlier this week. They’re very much in the Hans Christian Andersen vein, with the poor, good-hearted people being treated badly in life but getting their reward in Heaven. That’s not my taste at all and not really what I expected from Oscar Wilde for some reason.

  6. Very curious about European Travel for the Monstrous Gentlewoman. What a great title. Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!

    1. My in-laws in Naples complain about the heat and rain arriving together. The humidity is just awful. Though I think they’re pretty dry at the moment so they’re looking forward to the rain starting before wildfires get too bad. There always seems to be something going on in Florida.

  7. I hope that you got a break from the rain, and that you were able to get out a bit this weekend.

    I’m very curious about Complete Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde. I think one of the books on the 1001 Children’s List is a fairy tale of Oscar Wilde.

    1. We were finally able to get out on Monday. But now it’s rained for two days. I thought this was going to be the end of it but now I see a rain cloud on Monday’s forecast too. *sigh*

      I wasn’t a huge fan of the Oscar Wilde fairy tales. I love The Importance of Being Earnest and The Picture of Dorian Gray but this collection felt more closely related to Hans Christian Andersen’s sad fairy tales than to anything else I’ve read from Wilde.

  8. I’m the rain’s #1 fan but even I’m ready for a break from it. LOL Hope you can get out and do some fun things this week!

  9. Ibram X. Kendi is an author I’ve been meaning to read and now it looks like there is another book by him. Good reading list !

    best… mae at maefood.blogspot.com

  10. Love the cover on the European Travel for the Monstrous Gentlewoman book, and Kate Reading always does a great job narrating!

    Have a great week!

  11. It’s autumn here, but we haven’t had nearly enough rain in my part of the country. But it is cooling down finally! Have a great week 🙂

    1. I remember that huge fire from a few years ago. I don’t know if that was anywhere near you but I’m sure it flashes through everyone’s mind when conditions start getting too dry. But at least it’s cooling off!

  12. I mainly know Oscar Wilde from his plays. I’ve seen another one in addition to Importance of Being Earnest (which I’ve seen multiple times and love), but I’m blanking on the title. Anyway, I didn’t know he’d written any fairytales, so I did a double take when I saw that on your currently reading list.

    1. I’ve read The Importance of Being Earnest but I’ve never seen it performed. Not even the movie! But I really liked it. I’ve read and liked The Picture of Dorian Gray too. The fairy tales were of the sad, moral-istic variety, which I didn’t expect from Wilde.

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