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Sunday Salon: September 3, 2023


Deb Nance at Readerbuzz hosts The Sunday Salon. 

We had a "heat wave" here this past week. I have it in quotes because this one only got into the high 80s, still hot for coastal southern California, but nothing like what people in the interior experience.

I've applied for a few jobs, but I feel like I won't hear anything since ed tech isn't doing so well these days in the hiring realm. And none of our local schools/universities are hiring for jobs for which I am qualified. But, I did manage to work with Covered California and reduce my monthly health insurance cost by almost $600! 

After reading Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin (link to my review), a number of commenters mentioned her earlier novel The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry and that it is a movie. So, of course, I watched it. The two are so different, but I really enjoyed the movie!

It's a three-day weekend here in the US so in general people are feeling festive. Yesterday I went to the Farmer's Market and breakfast with a friend then I hung out, working and reading for most of the weekend. Today I walked 1.5 miles to the gym, did some weights, then walked home. That felt good because I think the job stuff is making me feel like being low key and it was good to get out of the house.

This image is of the books I hoped to read in August. I did really well, finishing all of them plus 3 more (Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin, The Family Remains by Lisa Jewell, and Walking the Bowl by Chris Lockhart and Daniel Mulilo Chama).

Here are the books I want to read in September. I will also have 2 book group books, but we haven't chosen them yet. Have you read any of these? What did you think?

Here is is the current state of my 2023 challenges. At this point, I am counting individual books for multiple categories in each challenge, but I'll replace them with other books throughout the year.


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