Weekend reads, or digging out

I've got many books in the queue (Stolen Beauty, A Man Called Ove, Leopard At The Door) and they're all great, but I'm having such a hard time concentrating.

I have, in the words of someone I know, Trumpsomnia.

But I've been moved to tears over the response to Warren's unreasonable gagging, and have taken immense comfort in #NeverthelessShePersisted. (This gorgeous graphic is from Kimberly Faye Reads.)

We survived Winter Storm Niko, although I'm dreading digging out my car. Unabridged Toddler was scandalized that a construction vehicle was removing snow -- snow plows remove snow!

Hope all of you are doing well. What are you reading this weekend?


  1. Yeah, we're suffering from the same thing around here. I almost hate to look at the news.

    1. I have to pay attention to the news for work, and I'm really working hard not to keep raging. Or I'll die from it. :/

  2. The stuff coming from Trump's camp is frustrating as heck but the stuff coming out of the mouths of people I know, more so. It's hard to like people right now.

  3. Thank you for sharing my art! :)

    It's been really tough to find a balance between remaining informed on what's going on in the world and being so angry and overwhelmed that I feel like I'm suffocating.

    1. Thank YOU for making it and sharing it so freely. It's been a comfort to me.

      Balance is going to be the key for all of us. :/ Trying to learn from those around me.

  4. As of this writing Intelligence has Trumpers on tape colluding with Russians I pray every nite for impeachment or worse. Maybe God is listening.
    On the happy side: I am reading "Property" by Valerie Martin. Pathetic. The Handmaid's Tale in 19th Century. I SO envy your TBR. I am still waiting for Ove. I am 46 on a list of 78! It better be worth it!

  5. Trumpsomnia, oh Lord, I think we've all got it! I'm trying to stay focused on the things I can control and not the things I can't, but it is really difficult.

  6. I've been reading Weekend Cooking posts all day and trying to ignore the fact that I have to get ready and go out in the cold and snow soon. I listened to the audiobook of A Man Called Ove from the library when it was just out and there was no waiting list! At least it's February, and spring isn't THAT far off!

  7. Yeah, Trump seems to be permeating everything lately and not in a positive way. I am sorry about all the snow. I've been keeping in touch with my parents given their age and all that snow, it makes me worry. Thank goodness for snowblowers.

  8. I feel for you all, over in the US. (I am Australian)
    My son was just saying today that he had a friend over there, that felt like he had to go back in the closet.
    It is very scary times at the moment and I fear that we (Aus politics) usually follow suit. I'm concerned the world will go backwards in all areas of social justice.
    I love the graphic. Great to see people standing tall.


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