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It’s such a strange time! Some days I feel like time is crawling, with every day being so much like the day before, but then I look at the calendar and it’s already the middle of July. Last week was very slow, so I was able to get a lot of reading time in, and good reading, too. This week, I’m getting my hair cut and colored for the first time since mid-February. Obviously, it’s long overdue! I’ll also be working on curriculum mapping one day, though we still have not heard about any solid plan for reopening school. With the COVID numbers out there, school feels a little scary right now. I guess time will tell, and in the meantime? I’ll keep on reading!
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Last Week’s Reads
- Overall, I’d have to say I was a little disappointed with The Party Upstairs by Lee Conell. The idea of sort of class differences in an Upper West Side building was good, but the execution was just a little too slow and a bit strange for me. Mini-review at the end of the month.
- Over the last few weeks I’ve been reading a chapter most days in Ibram X. Kendi’s How to Be An Antiracist. With a lot to take in from each chapter, I really liked the approach and learned much from his book. It’s well worth reading! I’ll be doing a post next week sharing some of what I’ve been doing to better educate myself on racism in America.
- I finished listening to His & Hers by Alice Feeney this last week. I was a little up and down with the story. In the beginning I really enjoyed it, but then I felt like it went a little off the rails. This is one of four audiobooks I’ll be doing mini-reviews on tomorrow.
- Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Asichie has been on my backlist TBR list forever and I finally got to it and I’m glad I did. I really enjoyed this book that is ultimately a love story, but that brings in SO MUCH MORE. I rarely do full reviews on backlist books, but come back Thursday for my full review of Americanah.
- I have had a library copy of Deacon King Kong in my house since March and I still had not read it. That’s embarrassing! Finally, last week I decided to change that, but I’m still not reading the library book. Instead I’m listening to it and after about 5 hours, I’m really liking James McBride’s story which is full of really interesting characters.
- I’m at the mid-point in The Golden Cage by Camilla Läckberg and am thoroughly enjoying this book about a wealthy woman seeking revenge on her cheating husband. it’s exactly the sort of book I needed after the heavier Americanah.
Likely to Read Next
- I had eight ARC’s of books released on July 7th. One got moved to September, I DNF’d one, have read four and have these two left. Want by Lynn Steger Strong is a short little book that I’ve heard mixed reviews on, but I’m eager to check it out for myself. Other writers, including Rufi Thorpe, have spoken highly of this debut novel.
- In You Again by Debra Jo Immergut a woman begins spotting a younger version of herself around the city. What she does about this is why I’m intrigued to read You Again.