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Weekend reads, or social distancing...

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One million library holds arrived this week. Which is nice because my community, like so many, has requested people exercise "social distancing" to help prevent a wider spread of COVID19.

I plan to participate in next weekend's #StayHome24in48, a little readathon for all of us who need some bookish time alone/together. Are you going to?

I have one million reviews to write for Historical Novel Review but I still plan to read something. I'm leaning toward Sarah Gailey's Upright Women Wanted. What are you reading this weekend?


On cleaning up the blog roll...

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I'm so terrible at checking through my blog roll, even on days when I post here. I'm slightly better at responding on Instagram or Twitter. But I added some blogs to my blog roll, in another fit of hopefulness that I'll be better at nurturing community; and wondered if I ought to clean up my blog roll.

There are blogs that haven't been updated in years -- many years -- that I still don't have the heart to remove because I feel like they're the last connection I have with said blogger. In one case, the blogger has died, and I just can't let go of her. Seeing her blog name always makes me smile. The others are bloggers who have moved on, but I would wait forever for an update from them. Is that weird?

How do you handle your blog roll? Are there bloggers you keep on your blog roll for some reason -- sentimental or otherwise?