The last few days have been nice and lazy in the Howard household. Noel and I decided last month to take a "staycation" this weekend: so I ruthlessly turned down all social invitations, and he took Friday off work. We went out to breakfast on Friday, hit Eegee's for lunch yesterday, and we might even order pizza tonight!
We relaxed screen time rules for the girls, and since my in-laws are out of town, we spent a good chunk of yesterday hanging out at their house, enjoying their cable and neighborhood swimming pool. Since I had the foresight to clean the house really well on Thursday, and do some batch-cooking ahead of time, I haven't had to do any house-y things, which really does make it feel like a vacation, all for the cost of only a couple of meals out, and without any packing, ha!
Anyway, while lazing around, I've stumbled on some fun book links, and I decided to do a linky post again this week. That's two weeks in a row! Maybe it'll become my Sunday thing.
- This is fascinating, but so sad. Someone edited the Harry Potter films to only the lines spoken by people of color. Out of the 1207 minutes of the entire film series, only 5 minutes and 40 seconds were spoken by people of color, and a couple of those were CGI people!
- I've only read 10 (well, 8 totally, plus 1/2 of two others) of the 51 Fantasy Series You Need to Read Before You Die from Buzzfeed.
- I found this one via BookRiot: For 3 days, in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, anyone who was reading a book could ride the bus for free. How great is THAT?!
- And thanks to Shelf Awareness, I discovered the tumblr Awesome People Reading. Yessss, so much awesome!
I'm happy to report that my book rut has ended - this week I read What Alice Forgot, started Icarus, an excellent South African mystery, devoured The Sea of Tranquility on audio, started The Beekeeper's Apprentice on audio, and kept plugging away at Little Women for the YABMC. (I'm honestly not enjoying it as much as I remember liking it as a kid/teenager.)
I'm also part of a Voxer book club where we're reading/discussing Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption. It's intense, so it's slow going, I can only read a chapter or two at a time before stopping and processing.
What are YOU doing this weekend?