Deb Nance at Readerbuzz runs The Sunday Salon.
Books read over the past week:
- Royal Abduls by Ramiza Shamoun Koya
- Dear America, Notes from an Undocumented Citizen by Jose Antonio Vargas
- Literary Escapes Challenge--This week: 2 states and 0 countries. 19 states and 12 countries total
- Mount TBR Challenge--2 book read this week, 32 books total
- Popsugar reading challenge--0 books read this week, 23 books total
- Social Justice Challenge--1 book read this month, 6 books total
- YA Award Winners--0 books read this week, 7 books total
Yeah, so, 2 books read in the past 2 weeks. Pretty pathetic. I started 2 books and abandoned both of them, and The Royal Abduls was the third. At least I finished it. Sigh. Luckily Dear America was fantiastic. Not only am I not reading books at my regular rate of 2 to 3 a week, but I am buying more books. I tell myself I am keeping our local indie bookstore in business, but it's getting ridiculous. I have added almost 20 books to my TBR shelves since the lockdown started!
We have been ordering books for some of our history teachers and I had them shipped to my house. What would normally have been a really boring task--delivering the books to the teachers--became a highlight of my week. I got out of the house and got to see some colleagues in person! Yes, I wore a mask and gloves and we stayed about 10 feet apart, but it still felt good.
I am worried about all the re-opening that is happening around the country. It just doesn't feel like the right time yet. My town is now allowing in-restaurant dining. No medicine, no vaccine, people not wearing masks or social distancing properly. And not listening to science and medical personnel is just ridiculous!
Last weekend I participated in a virtual conference entitled "Central Coast Social Justice Education Conference" put on by the Central Coast Coalition for Undocumented Student Success as well as local education groups. I attended in person last year and this year was just as interesting and inspiring. I am working with the Ethnic Studies cadre in our district to create Ethnic Studies courses so this conference was really relevant and useful.