For many of us, the Easter holiday gives us a bit of time off work or study to relax and spend time relaxing. During these COVID times, it may mean a different way of celebrating Easter.
My partner and I decided to stay ‘in town’ instead. We picked up our swags (bags) and slept in a hotel for a few days. Our time away from home meant that we let go of cooking, cleaning, or doing the laundry for a few days.
Celebrate a book launch
We also celebrated the launch of Cowboy Desire, an anthology of sweet to raunchy romances by 14 authors with romance publisher Black Velvet Seductions. It was a fun day of interaction with authors and readers, as well as old friends I hadn’t spoken to for a while.
See a movie
My partner and I watched Gunda, a brilliantly constructed documentary directed by Viktor Kossakovsky about the circle of life in a barnyard. My partner didn’t quite enjoy it so much (he groaned loudly when I showed him this part of the blog article 😕) … Just as I don’t enjoy many popular films.
Rekindle the joy of reading
What else did I do? Yep, I read. And read. And read.
By the time this blog is out, I would have finished two books that I started a while ago but took longer than expected due to the busyness (and business 😂) of life:
- A White Knight Falls by Virginia Wallace. Oh my goodness, where do I start? This is the first rockstar romance I’ve (soon) fully finished reading. I can relate to the ferocity of the female main character, Kate, and was captivated by the ‘love/hate’ passion between her and fellow musician/love interest Alec. Virginia was smart with the way she weaved the reflective moments in the book. The descriptions were perfect, and the story had a great twist toward the end.
- A Merman’s Choice by Alice Renaud. I haven’t been transported to the magical world of merpeople since I was about ten, pretending to be a mermaid and buying a ‘wishing’ bracelet that didn’t transport me to a magical place. Well, the author must’ve put a spell on me because I was transported to that magical place I’d wanted to be in years ago. Alice spun a wonderful story that made me feel I was really there with Yann, the gorgeous shape-shifting merman, and his lover Alex.
If you’ve got time off this Easter or any holiday, I hope that you make time to rediscover the things you love most.
Don’t let anyone or anything steal your joy.
Have a peaceful, safe, and happy holiday. 😊
11 Replies to “Making the most of an Easter lockdown”
Sweet, simple, and true! These are relaxing ways to spend Easter movies, books, and in my case anime 😆.
True, and I’m glad Netflix has brought out more anime 🙂
Thank you very much Estelle for the shout out!! I hope you have a very nice Easter week end.
Thanks, Alice. I look forward to finishing the story (very soon). Have a happy Easter weekend
I’m with you on When the White Knight Falls and A Merman’s Choice. They were both great books. Have a wonderful Easter.
Thanks, Suzanne. After these books, I will be catching up on the stories in Cowboy Desire 🙂
It sounds like the perfect get away – reading, movie, and time with the honey! Merman’s Choice is amazing! I love Alice Renaud’s stories. I’ve not read Virginia Wallace’s book yet but she’s on my list.
Thanks, Eileen. I look forward to reading more stories from BVS authors, including the ones in the Cowboy Desire anthology, which is next.
Great idea. Have a wonderful Easter.
Great suggestions. Stay-cays can be the best way to reconnect, and who doesn’t love a good hotel romp? I am reading Cowboy Desire right now. Fabulous!!
Lovely blog, Estelle. I would love a day to do nothing but read.
We were exchanging Christmas presents on Easter since we had not seen family for so long.