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Sunday Salon: September 27, 2020

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz runs The Sunday Salon. 

Books read over the past week:   
  • The Home Edit: A Guide to Organizing and Realizing your House Goals by Clea Shearer and Joanna Teplin
  • The Tourist Attraction by Sarah Morgenthaler

Challenge progress 2020

  • Big Summer Book Challenge--5 books total (completed)
  • Literary Escapes Challenge--This week: 2 states and 0 countries. 26 states and 27 countries total
  • Mount TBR Challenge--2 book read this week, 61 books total
  • Popsugar reading challenge--1 books read this week, 34 books total
  • Social Justice Challenge--1 books read this month, 9 books total
  • YA Award Winners--0 books read this week, 8 books total

My life outside books:

So, I read the Home Edit books in the wrong order, silly me. But, I really enjoyed reading the first one (the second one I read) as they walk you through the process of editing your stuff, categorizing your stuff, measuring your spaces, and organizing your stuff. They say to start small, but of course I had already ordered "product" that arrived on Thursday so I launched right in and re-did parts of my bathroom. I hadn't ordered enough and got inspired to do other small spaces around the house (junk drawers, under sinks, etc) so I've ordered more and look forward to a few little projects when it all arrives.

Our county has improving COVID numbers and we've actually entered a new color/phase (California has colored phases that denote how well we're doing). This means our school district is talking about bringing back small cohorts (moderate to severe special education students, newcomers, and housing insecure students) to learn in person. By mid-October we might be back in a hybrid teaching situation (2 days at school and 3 at home with 50% class sizes). I spent a good portion of this past week negotiating the return to school for our members; I hope we've done enough!

Have any of you read The Girl with the Louding Voice by Abi Daré? What did you think of it? The summary sounds so good, but I will admit that I am having a bit of trouble getting used to the dialect, but want to push through if you've liked it.

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