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Olivia Update 🐾
Like many of us, Olivia has loved the extra treats associated with the holiday season. We may have given her an extra squeezie or two over the past couple of weeks – she is still enjoying her cat food pizzas! And catnip. There has also been extra playtime with her catnip banana toy.
Now, Olivia has a new habit. When my partner and I sit down, she will jump up on the couch beside us and make a little “peep,” which means she would like us to place a pillow upon our laps. Then, she jumps up and lies on the cushions. Extra comfort!
I cut my own hair last week! It took a long time, but I’m pretty happy with the result! You can check out the final result here:
Currently, Olivia and I are reading Our Crooked Hearts by Melissa Albert. We are enjoying it, though it is darker than we thought it might be for a YA Fantasy/Mystery/Horror. There is a page that details harm done to an animal, and we couldn’t read that section. Nonetheless, the story overall has been good, though if there is more of this type of material, we will DNF.
Night of the Living Rez by Morgan Talty. This book is a collection of short stories which are also dark and reflective. They take place on an indigenous reservation in Maine. It makes for good night-time reading, and I’m so happy I acquired this title from my library.
Jackal by Erin E. Adams. Recently, I finished this audiobook – review to come! It’s a story about missing girls and has commentary on racism, poverty, classism, etc. It was also quite scary at times and was a great debut novel.
I haven’t requested/received new ARCs this week.
The Handmaid’s Tale Season 5. We just finished episode 6. I enjoyed the last episode and the focus on Esther, Lydia and Serena’s stories, in particular. I’m curious to see what the next episode will be like, and of course, as the series has one season remaining, we are looking forward to watching The Testaments and how it will compare to the book.
Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power. I haven’t watched an episode this week, but I’m sure we’ll get back to it next week. I didn’t care for where it ended last.
The Watcher. Pretty intriguing so far! This book is about a family that moves into a beautiful house in a new and “safe” community; however, soon after their arrival, they receive a suspicious letter from a stalker who is watching the family. Even more terrifying, it’s based on a true story. I remember watching the relevant Buzzfeed Unsolved episode years ago, so I’m curious to see how it will unfold.
The Midnight Club. We just finished this one and enjoyed it! Classic Mike Flanagan. This thriller is about a group of terminally ill teens staying at a hospice who regularly meet to tell each other spooky stories. They also make a chilling pact: the first to pass away must provide a sign from the afterlife. It starts off feeling more like horror but has softer stories as well. It was great, and I’m looking forward to Fall of the House of Usher by Mike Flanagan!
This Week on the Blog
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- REVIEW | Five Little Indians
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Next Week on the Blog
- Book Reviews
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21 thoughts on “The Sunday Post #13 & More!”
Aw that’s cute about Olivia. Glad she’s getting a little extra in the treats department. 🙂 Night of the Living Rez sounds great.
I’ve been watching Rings of Power. That’s about it. Well, Andor too on Disney +. I need a new show to try! The Midnight Club sounds interesting!
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Your hair looks really cute. You did a great job. Do you have experience cutting hair and just not your own? How lucky is Olivia to have the extra treats and a pillow to lay on! 😀 I hope our cats know how spoiled and lucky they are. Thanks for stopping by.
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You have a very smart cat, who knows how to be comfortable!
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Your hair looks great, you did an excellent job! Olivia is so cute!
We have the banana catnip toy too. My cats go crazy over it. Your hair cut looks great. How brave of you to cut it yourself! Hope you have a great week!
These books and your cat all look lovely! I hope you enjoy the books!
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Your haircut looks great. Olivia is adorable.
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Olivia sounds like such a sweetheart! I wouldn’t want to continue a book that had a pet torture/harm scene either. Hope there’s no more. The Watcher is based on a true story?! Eeeek! I’ll have to check that one out.
Olivia looks so sweet 🙂 I kind of understand about reading scenes where animals are harmed and/or tortured. I hate those scenes too. Great haircut if I may say so myself 🙂 I have been reading sequel to QUEEN OF IZMOROZ titled WIZARD OF EVENTIDE, and I also began to read SUMMER LIGHTNING which is a literary historical fiction. Also love the header of you and the kitty on a broomstick!
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Though I’m not much of a short story reader usually, this one sounds very intriguing. Thanks for sharing about it. Hope you find time to enjoy a good book this week and thanks for the visit.
Terrie @ Bookshelf Journeys
I would be so nervous to cut my own hair but you did great! I keep hearing about The Watcher and had no idea it was based on real events. That makes it even scarier!
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Cats have so much personality!! Your hair looks cute. I hope you have a great week. Thanks for stopping by my blog.
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I cut my own hair during the pandemic, and I thought it looked pretty good. Yours looks fantastic!
Olivia is living the high life. Treats and cuddles!
Your reading has been good this week, though it might be a little bit on the scary side for me.
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Yes! I think its all bout the feathering technique for me – will definitely practice more and more in the future!
Olivia really know how to enjoy life! Thanks and have a great weekend!!
Your cat is so cute! I watched the first episode of The Winchesters last week and though it was good. Have a great week!
Thank you! You as well!
Getting a new haircut is always the best feeling! Looking great! I see that you have been having a great blogging week and some nice books and shows keeping you busy!
Thank you! It’s been refreshing!
Aw what a cute kitty!!
Night of the Living Rez in going on my TBR! I don’t know if I will get to it during spooky season but I am going to try. Lol.
Ooo The Watcher! I have listened to quite a few podcasts about that and also watched that Buzzfeed video too. I am curious about the show as well! It is the craziest story!
Currently at about 25% re: night of the living rez and so far it’s just gotten better as it goes!
The Watcher show is pretty wild! I think it’s only about 7 episodes.
Olivia looks adorable. How sweet she has a new habit where she wants you to place a pillow on your lap on which she can lie, that sounds comfy! That’s awesome you cut your own hair. Have a great week!
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