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This week, I decorated our home for Christmas. Everything had to be "cat safe", so it's all up there, everything out of reach. Our oldest cat doesn't care at all, the youngest dreams of re-enacting Tarzan. She was watching my every move. So far, she has spared my small Christmas tree.
Working from home didn't go well, not on the "home" part (even if trying to work with a cat around your computer is complicated), but on the "office" part : in short, three of us worked for nothing. Oh well, Covid and all, happens, the world won't be turning the other way. But when I was working, I wasn't visiting or commenting or watching Booktube, so I missed a lot of things and that was unnerving. The same kind of work will take place next week, so let's cross fingers so that it doesn't happen again.
Anyway, I'll spend my sunday (no kids today) catching up on visiting, commenting and watching Booktube ! Stay safe and prepare yourselves ^^
Review : Anne Brontë : The tenant of Wildfell Hall - for my Brontë mania,
a wonderful feminist, Victorian novel !
Review : Sheila Kohler : Becoming Jane Eyre,
a touching fictionalised biography of the Brontës during the writing of Jane Eyre
I'm still reading Samuel Butler's The way of all flesh. It's good, but it's filled with bitterness and anger, in spite of the humorous way in which the story is told, that is a bit depressing. It's a semi-autobiographical novel and wow, some Victorian parents were really hard on their kids.
To change from the Brontës and Victorian era, I'll be reading, and hopefully reviewing, Martha Wells Murderbot, a series that has been highly recommended :
I'll also continue my Daphne du Maurier reading with The Loving spirit :
I'll also be continuing my Agatha Christie reading with The murder of Roger Ackroyd in my 1976 edition :
I'll see if I have time for more.
ON THE NET :
If you're curious about what Christmas looks like in the East of France, watch this video. I'm not from the East (West for ever !!) but my companion was born there, in Lorraine, and those places are famous for their Christmas markets and the beauty of the villages and their decorations (don't worry, nobody speaks French and the subtitles are easy to guess, just watch - the footages are "before Covid") :
Apart from that, I finished watching Miss Marple and have moved on to (re)watching Hercule Poirot and Frasier : comfort watch ! We're on season 8 of Supernatural - you don't want to watch this when you're eating...