Weekly Update for March 5, 2023

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Weekly Update at Introverted Reader

Welcome to my weekly update for March 5, 2023!

Thank you to everyone who took the time to let me know you were having trouble commenting last week. I believe I’ve addressed the issue and you should be able to comment now, including those of you using Firefox. If I’m mistaken and there’s still a problem, please contact me. Thanks so much for your patience and help!

We didn’t do much this week other than get a little more firmly settled into a baseline routine. We did go for a walk around the Oceanside Pier and stumbled on this beautiful mural by @SkyeWalker_Art on our way back to the car. In case it’s hard to see, her hair has words reading, “The beauty of the sea will always be with me.”

Wall mural of a woman with ocean waves for hair and text reading "The Beauty of the Sea will Always Be with Me."

All images © Jennifer G. at Introverted Reader 2023


Nothing. I promise I am trying to find my rhythm again.


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Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke Book Cover

Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke, read by J. D. Jackson 🌟🌟🌟 ½

Currently Reading:

Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf

Hidden Palace (The Golem and the Jinni #2) by Helene Wecker, read by George Guidall

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

Up Next:

I am not making quick progress on any of these and expect to continue reading them for a while.

What did your week look like?


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  1. The adult version of Stamped is dense, but the YA reads much more quickly. Too bad the Locke books was only a 3.5, I’ve liked her previous novels.

    1. I like Stamped when I actually pick it up but I need to get in the headspace for a dense history to read it.

      The Locke book was pretty good but the culprit felt a little obvious. I’ll read the next book in the series though.

  2. I hate dealing with commenting problems! I’m glad you got it figured out. The only time I ever had problems was when I switch to Disqus. I decided to switch back so I didn’t have to deal with it.

    I hope you have a great week!

    My Sunday Post

    1. I did one thing on the backend that I suspected would cause a problem with comments and I was right, so that was easily fixed. But there was a whole separate problem with commenting in Firefox and I got lucky when I figured that one out relatively quickly.

  3. The mural is absolutely stunning! What a lovely thing to find on a walk. Somehow I’ve never read anything by Virginia Wolfe but I do have Mrs. Dalloway on my TBR. Have a great week!

  4. Great mural! I hope you get your posting mojo back. I’ve missed you. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

  5. Every week I hope to get a mid-week post up, and every week, Monday rolls around and it’s the only day I managed to post again! I always think winter will be quieter and there will be more time, but it doesn’t seem to work that way. I have also been very distracted with the birth of our first grandchild recently!
    (I’m on Firefox again, and the comment box seems to be working!)

    1. Thanks for letting me know that Firefox is working so far. And for letting me know there was a problem last week. I think every week that I’m going to make a schedule of things to do and get myself organized and somehow I never do that. Things just get done in a higgledy piggledy fashion. Oh well.

      I missed the news about your grandchild! Congratulations! I’m sure you’re over the moon!

    1. I do not do well with stream of consciousness so I’m struggling. When I can settle into the book, I like it well enough but, while I appreciate the concept of the shifting viewpoint, in reality I find it a bit jarring. I hope you have better luck when you try again.

      1. I usually don’t have a problem with stream of consciousness, though it didn’t work last time I tried it.
        Since, I have really enjoyed The Sound and the Fury, which makes me think I’m ready for her now, lol

  6. It’s been a few weeks since I commented because I was one of the ones having trouble commenting…yet didn’t think to comment. Sorry you are having trouble finding your rhythm posting, we all go through it, I am sure you will get there. Have a great week!

  7. I know that feeling when you come to a grinding halt. Above everything else, be kind to yourself:)). I hope the coming week is a good one, Roberta.

  8. Pretty mural! I hope the weather is improving down there. My brother said they got some hail and it’s been pretty cold in the morning.

    I would love to reread Mrs. Dalloway someday. I read it and The Hours many years ago, and both are exceptional.

    Have a good week!

    1. We got a few pellets of hail one day. They were so light, I couldn’t tell if they were snow or hail. Luckily it was just enough to notice in the air and a few bits on my car and that was that. We are ready for some of that famed southern California sun!

  9. It’s rough to get going again after your engine has been stopped a while and cooled. I hope all goes well. We have missed you in the community.

    I love that mural. I have just learned that we now have an Alvin Art Walk in my town. I think I need to try it.

    I hope your reading is going well. If not, cast off those books and try something different.

    1. I do feel like I’m having trouble getting my engine cranked again. Apt analogy! I love art walks. Even if it’s abstract art I don’t understand, it takes me through parts of town I might not have stumbled onto otherwise. I hope you have fun on your town’s art walk.

  10. I love murals and that is a beauty! I’m doing better with my reading but I’m still not up to reading, reviewing, posting what I was since ’20. Hopefully we will both be back to normal soon.

  11. That is a nice mural.

    Don’t feel too guilty about the time away. Maybe you will be recharged soon and be back at it stronger than ever.

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