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How’s everyone doing living in this strange new world? Social distancing, no school, working from home or not being able to work at all, who would have imagined this even a few months ago? From what I hear many of us are feeling a lot of anxiety and are finding it hard to stay focused on much. I know that’s the case for me. Today we begin distance learning with students and I’m very nervous about how it’s going to actually work. We got NO training, just some general guidelines and then basically had to figure it out ourselves. So, it’s not going to be perfect and we anticipate a lot of glitches this first week. If you’re a parent please go easy on teachers. We’re doing our best!
When it comes to books I struggled a little finding something to hold my interest, finally finding that lighter books worked best. And now, I’ve moved into books from my Spring Preview 2020. If you missed it last week, please take a look!
Hosted by Kathryn at Book Date
Last Week’s Reads
- I had so looked forward to Bill Clegg’s new book, The End of the Day, that I read it very early. It pains me to say it, but I didn’t care for the story. It just didn’t have the deep emotional pull that he gave us in Did You Ever Have a Family. My review won’t be until the book is released in June.
- When I first started listening to In Five Years by Rebecca Serle, I was worried it was going to be too much of a romance story for me, but it was easy to listen to, so I kept going. So glad I did because I ended up liking it very much. I have a mini-review (along with 5 other mini-reviews) posting tomorrow.
- After flipping through several books and dismissing them without even really giving them a try, I finally settled into The Holdout by Graham Moore. It was perfect for my head space – enough to keep me engaged, without being too serious. I’ll have a review coming soon.
- The weather here this last week has been gorgeous and so I’ve been taking advantage of it to get out of the house and take a long walk each day. I needed a new audiobook and knew something on the lighter side would work best for me right now. I remembered seeing American Royals by Katherine McGee all over the place last fall. A few hours in, I’m enjoying the story, but it’s definitely a YA book!
- I’ve barely begun The Beauty of Your Face by Sahar Mustafah, so can’t say much about it yet. Featured on my Spring Preview 2020, I’m hoping this more serious book about a shooter and the principal of a Muslim girl’s school won’t be too dark for me right now.
Likely to Read Next
- Mood reading reigns supreme right now, so I’m not sure what I’ll read next, but Godshot by Chelsea Bieker might be it. A drought, a cult leader, and a 14-year old girl in search of her mother sounds good, but could also be a little heavy, so we’ll see!
- Another possibility is A Tender Thing by Emily Neuberger. Set in the 1950’s on Broadway, this story features a love story between a young white actress and a black composer.