Saturday, May 1, 2021

Sunday Salon: May 2, 2021

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz hosts The Sunday Salon. 

 

 
We finished union negotiations! I am sure something will come up (because it seems to on a weekly basis this year), but we just need to do our general meetings to answer questions then the membership votes on the agreements. Whew!

I had a bit of a medical scare this week. I had my first abnormal mammogram ever and ended up having to have a breast biopsy to check on calcifications on Tuesday. It's amazing how much sleep I can lose waiting for results. But, it was all good news: benign! What a relief.  Ladies, I hope you all get your mammograms when it's time!

We've been having wonderful weather and are just about able to eat dinner outside except that oak moths are all over the place! They have decimated all the oak trees in our neighborhood and flutter in our faces so eating outside isn't great yet.


The Women's Fiction Prize was announced and I am excited to see two books that I've read and enjoyed on the list (unusual for me): Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi (I liked Homegoing better) and The Vanishing Half by Britt Bennett. For the Popsugar challenge, I plan on reading How the One-Armed Sister Sweeps Her House by Cherie Jones 

This image shows the books that I hoped to read during the month of April. I finished all of them and read 11 more in addition (4 were children's books of no more than 24 pages each). Such a good month of reading in which I really enjoyed all the books.

This is the stack of book I hope/plan to read in May. As you can see above, I finished one of them (Where the Crawdads Sing) on April 30 so I counted that in my April reading. These all feel like serious books so when I finish them I think I'll try to find something lighter to read as well.

This graphic is a link to my Challenges page.

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