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No sweat. The migration sounds like a huge undertaking that will take--and sap!--all your energy.

I am reading new things this month, but am also chilling out re-reading Gladys Taber. She is so good for chilling out with.


Thanks to you I read Barbara Pym's A Few Green Leaves. I think this is my favorite of hers. I would love to take a class on her writing as I think there's so much more to it than I'm getting on my own.

Hang in there w the system really will get better.

Kathy A Johnson

That change over does sound like a taxing one, and heaven knows the just living life is draining these days. Hope you are allowing your reading to be a comfort and a solace rather than an additional challenge.

I've been watching the Geraldine McEwan iteration of the Miss Marple mysteries, courtesy of Hoopla, and just finished the latest Inspector Gamache mystery (set in Paris!) which I absolutely loved. And I'm also doing a little Agatha Christie project, which I'll write about on my blog, to honor the 100th anniversary of her first book.


Just as you're reading Bess Crawford novels set during WWI, I've finished Vera Brittain's memoir of WWI as a nurse too. I'm all for a lighter read now so I've taken the Mrs Pollifax book you sent me a while ago, it is delightful!! I hope your new IT system works well and without any glitch...


Smithereens, I loved TESTAMENT OF YOUTH. I read it after it was presented on MASTERPIECE THEATRE in 1980.


I relate to the ongoing pull between old and new "discoveries": it's a constant state for me. And, lately, I've been thinking a lot about plans for reading in 2021 and trying to conceive of a balance in that sense, from the start (especially given the need to reduce outings, which means a change in -- or lack of -- public library borrowing habits). Thanks, also, for linking to Margaret Atwood Reading Month, and I'm glad to see that you are enjoying your selection. Here's the link to the 2020 launch, which includes a link to the Bingo, if you're curious!


Linda--I was thinking about Gladys Taber and how much I loved my monthly chapters last year. She is truly delightful and a perfect author for our unhappy times. We have gotten to the freeze point--no more work in the old system and now waiting to go live at the end of December so now it is time to learn the new system. A different kind of stress, but at least it is an interim point.
Cathy--Ugh--we switched systems about six years ago--and here we are again. That learning curve for the new system is proving steep, but we are not yet 'live'. I love Barbara Pym and I would be right with you for a class on her work! I am so glad you read and enjoyed this book. It DOES look good and I need to read it, too!
Kathy--Such good reads for you! I need to pick up a Agatha Christie--I have one (A Miss Marple) set aside to sneak into my pile soon. And I really need to get back to the Gamache books. I have a coworker who has read all of them, too, and enjoyed this last one as well.
Smithereens--Ugh--that new system is very complex and it has taken me days to try and figure out a potential new workflow. I am going to need every work day I have before we go live to learn it. Anyway...did you like Mrs Pollifax? I have the first two books waiting... She sounds right up my alley. I really liked the Bess Crawford mystery--it was so interesting reading a book that touched peripherally anyway, on the Spanish Flu. Strangely familiar. I have the next book to read, too.
Linda--Did you watch the new adaptation of the Brittain book? I need to read it--it looks like quite a commitment!
BIP--Thanks for the link! It is my plan to write tomorrow (ooh, two days in a row--is it possible?) about my Atwood selection. I have to try and get at least one post in before the end of the month, which is sort of scarily fast approaching. And I am curious about your 2021 plans, which I hope we'll chat about! I have sort of been thinking about them as well as trying to figure out how to accomplish a bit more this year than I am on an actual path to do. It is so hard to avoid the pull of the new even as I look longingly at all my own piles of not so old and some very old books!

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