Bookish and Not-So-Bookish Thoughts

Posted 13 May, 2020 by Lianne in Miscellaneous / 4 Comments

Bookish and Not-So-Bookish Thoughts is a weekly blogging event hosted by Bookishly Boisterous. It allows book bloggers (and non-book bloggers) to write about pretty much anything, bookish or otherwise (i.e. share exciting plans for the weekend, rants on things they’ve encountered during the week, etc.).

  1. It’s Nurse’s Week here in Canada, almost halfway through the Year of the Nurse and the Midwife, and all we got is COVID *rolls eyes*
  2. In all seriousness, I’m doing okay, my family’s doing okay. For now lockdown and social distancing measures continue, although my province is slowly beginning to reopen businesses but in keeping with physical distancing. Sounds like emergency measures will continue until the first week of June so more of the same will remain. Work remains cautious, though policies keep changing every week. Anyway.
  3. Kinda sucks how all this happened this year as this year has a number of milestones in my family and it seems celebrations have been placed on hold (fancy restaurant-style celebrations, anyway). That meme that says we were expecting the roaring 20s and instead got the Great Depression hit a little too close to home.
  4. Classes eventually ended last month, but my God, even with the switch to online delivery and all the talk about making it easier for us because of all the uncertainty happening about COVID and work it was still torture to complete the semester and then go through final exams. So done with everything tbh.
  5. Because I’m not heading to Paris any time soon (had lofty ideas for my trip last month to have a long layover in Paris, but of course all plans were then cancelled) I bought myself a purse from Polene. It’s going to be so pretty when it arrives.
  6. Books I’m currently reading right now: well I’m slowly re-reading The Lord of the Rings when time permits. I need a bit of comfort reading in my life right now. Edit: I’m off for the long weekend, maybe I’ll marathon LOTR? Also started reading Albert Camus’s The Rebel. Not sure what I think about the book so far.
  7. My review won’t be going live until the end of the month but I would say John M. Barry’s The Great Influenza: The Story of the Deadliest Plague in History is essential reading. I know we have the advantage of hindsight, but the progression is similar (despite the fact that the 1918 H1N1 and COVID-19 are of the same coronavirus family), the uncertainty, the human response.
  8. I started exercising regularly a few weeks ago. I’ve always been meaning to but somehow I never kept to a regular schedule either due to external stressors or events happening but so far I’ve managed to incorporate it to my everyday routine. While perhaps physically it doesn’t seem like much has happened, I do feel a lot better, lighter if that makes any sense. I’m not as dying during rounds now at work lol.
  9. Now if only my creative projects would just get going, life would be grand.
  10. Ahahaha I caved after exams last month and watched Tiger King. My God I couldn’t believe half that stuff is actually going on in the US…I have Unorthodox on my list of things to watch yet despite it being only 4 episodes long I have yet to watch it. Maybe this weekend?

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And that’s it from me! How are you all holding up since my last post? Stay safe, everyone 🙂

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4 Responses to “Bookish and Not-So-Bookish Thoughts”

  1. I am glad that you are doing okay and eagerly anticipating your vacation eventually.

    I haven’t yet seen Tiger King…it seems to be on everyone’s radar.

    Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

    • Welcome to the meme! 🙂 Haha yeah you should finish it, I thought it couldn’t get any wilder than the first three episodes but it did! Hope you’re doing well, I heard they’ve formally started easing restrictions earlier this week.

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