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Last week, I mentioned that my Instagram login broke and after 3 days of no Instagram, I took to Twitter to alert IG they needed to take a look at my account and fix it. Which, oddly enough, worked. (I made another account while mine was down and I’m amazed that I currently have 60 followers – only 1 of which I have on the other account. It’s one of those weird things that just fascinates me.)
This week, I woke up to a blue screen on my 8 month old desktop computer. What?!? How was that possible? When my digital devices and content start having issues, it always comes in bunches and I’ve chalked it up to – I must be giving off magnetic pulses that is causing all the issues. Why else would it happen it bunches? After a full day of making it worst not better, I finally contacted Dell’s customer service and they walked me though a number of things until we finally found a way for me to basically reinstall windows. Since all my stuff exists on numerous clouds floating around in the digital plane, I was fine doing that. I tried to do it on my own before contacting support but all I ended up doing was installing windows 6 separate times and the computer still immediately froze on startup. I still have 2 extra copies of Windows somewhere on my computer but I can’t find them. I designated which windows the computer should actually use, so hopefully the extra copies won’t cause any issues.
This week, I start a paid project for the non-profit I work with locally. It should be interesting. It’s definitely something that will help to take my mind off of the headlines that are wreaking havoc with my mood.
How was your week?
The Dating Game by Sandy Barker
The must-read romantic comedy for fans of Laura Jane Williams, Sophie Ranald and Sophie Kinsella.
‘Hilarious and highly original’
Julie Houston, bestselling author of A Village Affair
Once upon a time, twelve women joined the hottest reality TV show looking for love. Except one had a secret identity . . .
Abby Jones is a serious writer. Or at least she will be, one day. Right now, she spends her time writing recaps of reality television under a secret identity.
When a recap for The Stag – the must-watch dating show – goes viral, her editor thinks she should be on set, writing the drama as it happens. The good news: the next season will be filmed in Sydney. Sun, sea and a glamorous trip abroad, this could be Abby’s big break.
The bad news: the producers don’t just want Abby to write the recaps, they want her to be on the show. Abby can’t think of anything worse than being undercover and followed around by cameras. But her career depends on it, and when she meets gorgeous producer Jack, Abby begins to wonder if this job might not be so bad after all . . .
The Violin Conspiracy by Brendan Slocumb
A riveting tale about a Black classical musician whose family heirloom violin is stolen on the eve of the most prestigious classical music competition in the world.
Ray McMillian loves playing the violin more than anything, and nothing will stop him from pursuing his dream of becoming a professional musician. Not his mother, who thinks he should get a real job, not the fact that he can’t afford a high-caliber violin, not the racism inherent in the classical music world. And when he makes the startling discovery that his great-grandfather’s fiddle is actually a priceless Stradivarius, his star begins to rise. Then with the international Tchaikovsky Competition—the Olympics of classical music—fast approaching, his prized family heirloom is stolen. Ray is determined to get it back. But now his family and the descendants of the man who once enslaved Ray’s great-grandfather are each claiming that the violin belongs to them. With the odds stacked against him and the pressure mounting, will Ray ever see his beloved violin again?
I’ve heard so much about Never Have I Ever that I thought I’d give it a try. It’s partly as light and fluffy as it seems but underlying all that teen fluffiness is a more serious story about a family dealing with the loss of their husband/father and also a cultural story about what it is like raising kids in America when you are from another culture and trying to maintain the the fundamental foundation of your own culture within the broader one (in this case Hindu & Indian). As an adult, of course, I found that I am more interested in the underlying story and it is worth watching for that. I easily binged through half of the first season this weekend.
After so much teen-ness from Never Have I Ever, I decided to counterbalance it with a movie that came highly recommended – Gunpowder Milkshake about a mother-daughter assassin team. Hmmm… how do I describe this movie… lots of dark humor, some laugh out loud humor, and much gruesomeness. It reminded us of the Kingsman movie but much less raunchy. I didn’t hate it, but I don’t know that saying I loved it is accurate either. It kept my attention even when I had to cover my eyes from the gruesomeness and I laughed more than a handful of times. There’s lots of meaning under the surface that I totally understood. It left me going “huh.”
- Tuesday, August 10th: Book Review of Such a Good Wife by Seraphina Nova Glass ☀☀☀☀
- Wednesday, August 11th: WWW Wednesday
- Thursday, August 12th: Book Review of Stolen by Tess Stimson☀☀☀☀☀
- Friday, August 13th: Book Blogger Hop
- Tuesday, August 17th: Book Review of Ashfall Legacy by Pittacus Lore☀☀☀☀ (scify)
- Wednesday, August 18th: WWW Wednesday
- Thursday, August 19th: Book Reviews of Gone for Good by Joanna Schaffhausen ☀️ ☀️ ☀️ ☀️ ☀️ and The Perfect Family by Robyn Harding ☀☀☀☀ (Thrillers for Thriller Thursday)
- Friday, August 20th: Book Blogger Hop