Sunday Post #414 Elbow Hugs

March 29th, 2020 Kimberly Sunday Post 54 Comments

29th Mar
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I changed my strategy for reading. I DNFed books that just weren’t working and finally read a little this week. I am adjusting to everyone being home in my workspace. LOL. I am also finally over the gunk I have had for the past few weeks. I still have headaches, but I suspect we all probably do as we deal with daily news. Stay home if you can and thank you to all essential workers who go out each day. We appreciate you. Elbow hugs. Stay Caffeinated.

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54 Responses to “Sunday Post #414 Elbow Hugs”

  1. Lover of Romance

    Yes…having people around me more at home is something I am adjusting to as well. Hopefully this will blow over soon and life can get back to normal again.

    Hope April is a relaxing month for you and your family

  2. S. J. Pajonas

    Elbow hugs to you as well! I hope you get a reprieve from illness too with everyone staying home. That would be nice! I also am still getting used to people being home and in my work space. It’s so loud in here some days!

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  3. Olivia Roach

    So happy to hear you’re feeling better! We as a family are all either studying or working, so we have also all had to adjust to being at home together and all working from home in our different ways. None of us are usually here haha! And yay for getting some of that reading mojo back.

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  4. jamesloverofart

    It has become astoundingly absurd how much there is so much free time right now, and then there isn’t. I thought I would get time for books during this time until my neighbor was diagnosed with the Virus. I’m actually typing this from the hospital. I hope things will get better. Pray for me, pray for us!

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  5. Angela (Angel's Guilty Pleasures)

    Glad you are feeling better. It’s stressful having everyone home and in your workspace. I went 2 1/2 weeks without reading. That is strange for me. I always have something, but with the news of my kids school closing and having to be a teacher; besides all the other mommy things we do to keep the house going and everyone happy I just couldn’t pick anything up. I think my slump is over since I finally picked up a book this weekend. YA!
    Take care, stay safe, and healthy!

  6. Katherine @ I Wish I Lived in a Library

    Elbow hugs! Glad to hear you’re feeling better despite the headaches. I’ve been fighting one this week too though I suspect it has more then a little to do with allergies. Yay for getting some reading done! This is definitely not the time to be struggling with a book you’re not loving. Hope you have a great week!

  7. Anne - Books of My Heart

    gah I forgot to comment here yesterday. I’m glad you are better. It’s a rough time. I am trying a somewhat similar strategy with my ARCs in that while I am trying to stay near the release date I am giving myself more leeway to read the ones I feel like it first. And that’s very moody for me. Luckily I because I like so many things it is not causing problems yet. I am oddly more able to read ebooks than audio, maybe because that is not multitasked like audio can be. Anyway I’m trying to find my routine.

    Stay healthy, safe and happy reading!

  8. Tyler H. Jolley

    Elbow hug to you too, Kimba! Last week was a very stressful week. My eldest was on a mission in Colombia. It was touch and go if we were going to be able to get him out before they closed their boarders on Wednesday. Well, he’s home and safe! Such a relief. Here’s to hoping everyone stays healthy.

  9. Nise' (Under the Boardwalk)

    I’ve had to stop watching the news, it was too much. I’ve got two kids that are essential workers so the stress is compounded for us. Glad you are feeling better and hope there is great books for this week.

  10. MarthaE

    I am glad you got beyond the ‘gunk’. I have been tempted to DNF a couple lately but I have pushed through. I hope you enjoy your reading and continue to stay healthy.

  11. ShootingStarsMag

    I DNFed a book last week too – too much crazy in the world to struggle through books. I’m glad you were able to get some reading done!


  12. Lorna

    I’m glad you are over the gunk! I agree with DNFing a book that’s not working. There’s just too many good ones out there to waste your time. I’ll be interested to read your review on Junkyard Cats. I liked it. I think we are all going to be a bit shell shocked by the time this is all over. I have insomnia so bad. I finally turned off all the news shows for two days. But I find myself checking the stats for Maryland daily. It’s not looking good here. Stay well!

  13. Rachel

    I think everyone out there is adjusting to the new normal. My husband is working from home, but he was already doing that a few days a week anyhow. I still go into work as I work in a hospital as an ultrasound tech, but we’ve been slow and traffic has been a dream! Gotta look at the positives in life, right?

    I DNF books that don’t hold my attention pretty early on. Usually I won’t go past 30% if it’s not working. Life is too short to waste it on lackluster reads. Happy reading, Kimberly, and stay safe! 🙂

  14. Sophia Rose

    Yeah, sometimes books are just not a good match for the reader and you just have to let them pass for ones that are. LOL, we’ve been jostling each other a bit as we share space for longer periods of time.

    Have a good week and stay safe, Kimberly!

  15. Lillian @ Mom with a Reading Problem

    Glad to hear you are feeling better! We’ve been trying to take advantage of the beautiful weather and be outdoors as much as possible while still maintaining social distancing….it’s really hard especially trying to explain it to my nine year old. But yay for reading! We’ve all read more in the last few weeks. Hope you have a great week ahead!

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  16. Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard

    I’m glad you’re feeling better. And I think you’re absolutely right to DNF any books that aren’t working for you right now. I’ve cut way back on requesting and accepting review books, unless I would have read them regardless. I find I’m turning to old favorites and books that aren’t contemporary (so mostly fantasy, historical romance, and mystery set in the 20th century or earlier.) I need books that take me away from the real world!

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  17. Kaitlyn

    There’s lots to get used to these days. My partner and I are still adjusting to both of us being home and working in the same room. I’m glad that you’re getting some reading done. I was in a reading slump, but then I realized it was because I wasn’t enjoying the book I was reading. Since then I was more selective in the books I chose. If I’m not feeling the book I’m quick to DNF them now.
    Elbow hugs! Stay safe and enjoy the rest of your week!

  18. Sam @literarycritique

    I’ve been off work for a week now, and supposedly we’re going back on the 6th, but in all honesty, I’m hoping time off is extended. I need a break from work, as I imagine many others do-at least those that aren’t struggling financially. It’s the first time in three months where I’ve been actually happy. Not that I don’t enjoy my job, but it makes keeping up with my hobbies a major struggle.

  19. Suzanne @ The Bookish Libra

    It has been an interesting time adjusting to working from home. The cat is looking at me like “Seriously human, why are you here in my way all day, every day?” LOL. I’m glad to hear you’re finally able to get some reading done and that you’re feeling a little better. I hope you and your family continue to stay safe and well.

  20. sherry fundin

    i have been devouring books and messing around outside. isolation is not a hardship for me and i am surprised how well mr wonderful is doing…he is an on the go kind of guy
    sherry @ fundinmental

  21. Sophie

    Elbow hug to you too Kimberly! And I am happy to know that you feel way better! Yes having everyone home all the time is an adjustment!


    Glad you are feeling better. My reading speed has slowed because I am so easily distracted by alerts on my phone and computer. I hope to adjust soon because I am getting behind.

    Stay Safe!

  23. Lola

    I’ve been DNF’ing quite a few books as well lately, but also found some great reads. I am glad to hear your reading is going better now that you DNF’d some books. And that’s good to hear you got out of your gunk and getting used to everyone being home.

  24. Natalie @Natflix&Books

    I DNF all the time. I decided years ago that life was way too short to keep reading something I’m not enjoying when there are millions of books I’ll never get to. Glad you’re feeling better! Stay safe and happy reading!

  25. Jessica @ a GREAT read

    Glad to hear you’re feeling better! Now whenever someone gets to feeling just a little bit off, you panic. Someone at my work was feeling off and they took off this week and next for cautionary purposes but we haven’t heard how they’re doing to see if we should’ve done some deep cleaning in the workspace. Apparently, no one is too concerned, I’m a bit more panicked than that! So yeah…things are still pretty stressful for me at my workplace.

    Nice new read! That’s a new to me one! I hope you enjoy it once you get to read it!

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    Have a GREAT day!

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  26. A Voracious Reader

    Yay for Gunk-Be-Gone! My head cold is also gone. Thank goodness. I was so sick of sneezing my head off and blowing my nose. I hope you have a great week in spite of the insanity going on.

  27. Maureen @ Maureen's Books

    I’m glad you were able to read some Kimberly. DNF-ing sucks.. but sometimes it’s just necessary.
    I’m going back to work tomorrow.. I’ve mixed feelings about that.
    Have a good week and stay safe my friend.

  28. Tânia @MyLovelySecret

    I’m glad to hear you’re getting used to everyone being home in your work place – I’m having a hard time adjusting to the company.

    Stay safe & Happy readings!

  29. Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms

    I’m glad you’re feeling better and have gotten rid of the gunk, Kim!
    I’m feeling so weird these days – I truly, really miss going to school and seeing my students! And while we have a rather big family, I miss seeing other people as well.
    My motivation is way down – but I’m working on that, as it’s the perfect time to actually write my papers for Uni…
    Elbow hugs right back at you <3

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  30. Laurel-Rain Snow

    I am happy with my reading and movie watching this week; these are the activities that help us through the isolation and the challenging times. It’s a good thing many of us are introverts! LOL.

    Have a great week; glad you’re feeling better.

  31. Greg

    Glad you’re feeling better. It’s a scary time to be sick, for sure. Corona and the fear of getting it always lingering in the background. I DNF’d a book too and am hoping my reading will pick up this week.

    Take care, be safe.