How was your week?
How was your week? Mine was full of wanderlust and reading.
As busy as last week was, this week was not (except for the work Zooms). All’s fine, but I got one of those alerts saying that I’d come into close contact with someone who had Covid. As a result, I missed Emily St John Mandel reading from Sea of Tranquility at the Brattle and drinks with a coworker I haven’t seen since the Befores, but a small price to pay.
I’m grateful to the person who reported their infection, tests I received for free from the government, the vaccine that protected me, and for a community that doesn’t look down on people for wearing masks.
Wanderlust kicking into gear
My adventures last week did inspire my wanderlust. I’ve actually booked an extra-long weekend! A friend and I are going to romp around Montreal in June. Pretty and poutine! I’m also looking at options for a longer trip in autumn. Stay tuned!
Next in my book stack is fiction. I have the aforementioned new Emily St John Mandel novel, and a signed copy of Jennifer Egan’s the Candy House. Bring on stories!
I’ve just about finished Shani Silver’s A Single Revolution, which I read as part of my Happily Single research. Delete those awful dating apps, Silver says, and start living your life. Your life is perfect, exactly the way it is and enjoying it now doesn’t mean that you’ve given up on the idea of finding a future partner. If you’re still struggling with this, read A Single Revolution.
If you’re looking for a good read, I’ve gathered everything I’ve mentioned on Wonder & Sundry (and a few that I’ve meant to) into a new shop on Bookshop.org. Purchases made on Bookshop.org support local bookstores, and I also earn a small commission on purchases made through the shop (thank you). Check it out!
Give to support Ukraine
If you can, please consider a donation to World Central Kitchen to help feed people in Ukraine and refugees at borders. I’ve set up donate buttons to WCK and Razom for Ukraine, which provides medical technology and supplies, on the Engage page. Please let me know if there are organizations you’re supporting, and I’ll add them to the page.
Tomorrow in travel, we’re taking an overnight to one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever visited. On Easter, we’re revisiting a recipe for leftover candy that features one of the sillier videos I’ve made. We’ll have a Sundry Wonders post with spring colors on Monday, and on Wednesday, we’re going to be turning toward our homes.
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