February 12, 2021
Hello and Happy Friday!
I’m joining with Meggy @ Chocolate’n’Waffles to spread some positivity among all the political drama/pandemic updates on social media and in the news. Please feel free to join in with your own Happy Friday post and link to Meggy. Thanks to Carla @Carla Loves to Read for your consistent inspiration!
I haven’t posted a Positivity Friday post since November of 2019! Yikes!
Gratitude and Positivity are FREE and make every day BETTER!
I’m thrilled to report that I have received my first Covid-19 Vaccination and I am actually driving down this afternoon to receive my second dose! (a bit like the Hunger Games out there vying for an appointment though!) Honestly, I doubted we’d ever get to this point! It’s been a very long haul requiring heaps of patience, endurance, and hope. I often think of my beloved WW11 histfic characters and all they endured and remind myself that I may be under lock-down, but I have technology, wifi, zoom, blogging, books (digital), texting, drive-through fast food, grocery shopping online, and curbside pickup! As we all adjusted, built up our stash of toilet paper, obtained a supply of masks, worked from home, or home-schooled, it was doable….but I still miss gathering for family parties and celebrations, going to the movies, going to the stadium for baseball games, and dining inside restaurants. How is it going in your corner of the world? Have you had access to a vaccination? Are you under strict lock-down or are life activities getting back to normal?
Blog Views and 500th Post!
In January, I enjoyed my best ever month for views (what a great surprise and boost!), and I recently posted my 500th blog post! Thank you to each of you for your support, visits, comments, and shares! Reading people are the best people!
Books to Movies!
Does the prospect of your favorite book coming to the big screen bring you joy?! Although I had to forgo the big screen experience because our theaters are closed, I recently purchased the News of the World release through ON DEMAND with my cable provider (trailer here). I think the DVD will be released in April. It’s always a thrill to see a book to film adaptation (although the book is always better!).
Book and Authors!
Reading is saving my life during the Pandemic! I’m extremely thankful for dear authors and their engaging stories! I read more books in 2020 than ever before (131!). For a few months my pandemic brain craved HEA and lighter fiction. Now I’m back to reading my usual genres. How about you? Has the pandemic affected your reading life?
More authors also participated in online events during the Pandemic! I was able to watch several events including this lovely interview with favorite author, Louise Penny.
The best thing about the Super Bowl was this performer signing the National Anthem! Enjoy!
Since the beginning of the pandemic, these words comfort me.