Saturday, July 25, 2020

Sunday Salon: July 26, 2020

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz runs The Sunday Salon. 

Books read over the past week:   
 
  • Fragments of Light by Michele Phoenix (finished, but posting the tour review tomorrow)
  • Black Girl Unlimited by Echo Brown--DNF. I think this is a powerful YA book dealing with important issues, but there was way too much magical realism for me so I didn't finish it.

Challenge progress 2020

  • Big Summer Book Challenge--0 books this week. 3 books total
  • Literary Escapes Challenge--This week: 0 states and 0 countries. 22 states and 21 countries total
  • Mount TBR Challenge--1 book read this week, 43 books total
  • Popsugar reading challenge--0 books read this week, 31 books total
  • Social Justice Challenge--0 books read this month, 7 books total
  • YA Award Winners--0 books read this week, 7 books total

My life outside books:

This past week was crazy with union negotiations, but at least I feel like we finally got to some agreements. There is so much to do and only 3 weeks until school begins! All schools in California will begin 100% remote, which is a relief even though I know it will be difficult for teachers, students, and families. But, safety has to be priority number one.

We found out that my daughter (and all Californians who attend Vassar College) have to return to school on August 11 and quarantine for 2 weeks at school. Classes don't begin until August 31 so that's a long time to hang out, but at least her boyfriend and another friend have to be back the same day. We've booked her and her boyfriend on the same flight and row so they won't have to sit next to strangers (thank you Alaska Airlines for keeping the middle seat empty!).

 

I finally watched the movie Knives Out; what a good and fun movie. It reminded me of the old time mysteries where the detective wraps it all up at the end in one big breath. I really enjoyed it. We also watched Black Panther and I enjoyed it as well even though I am not usually into superhero movies.

Ann of My Head is Full of Books has been doing wonderful Sunday Salons during the pandemic with political cartoons, uplifting and funny videos, commentary on politics and the pandemic. So, in keeping with that theme, I present this video of Sarah Cooper's parody of the Trump "cognitive test."

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