Saturday, July 11, 2020

Weekly Wrap-Up: You. Matter. And Don't Forget It.


We press on.







I spent another lovely week in Paris, though...

                              
       
...the only book I liked last week was The Paris Librarian. I hope my Paris in July reading gets better. I haven't been wowed by any books yet.



Movie-wise, my husband liked DaVinci Code, and we both enjoyed April and the Extraordinary World.









Good Thing #1: Tom Hanks compares the coronavirus to WWII: "We're all in this together."




Good Thing #2: I finished my Paris puzzle.


Good Thing #3: My sweet friend Rae brought me a Going-to-Paris surprise. Then we social-distanced under the trees and drank some iced tea. Thank you, Rae!



Bonus Good Thing: You. Matter. And don't forget it.


Children's picture book author and illustrator Christian Robinson reminds us: You Matter. I need this message right now. I can only imagine how much children need to hear it.






I'm very happy you found your way to the Sunday Salon. There are no requirements for linking up at Sunday Salon. Sunday Salon is simply a place for us to link up and to share what we have been doing during the week. Sunday Salon is a great way to visit other blogs and join in the conversations going on there. 

Some of the things we often talk about at the Sunday Salon:


  • What was your week like?
  • Read any good books? Tell us about them.
  • What other bookish things did you do? 
  • What else is going on in your life?


Other places where you may like to link up over the weekend are below. Click on the picture to visit the site.


My linkup for Sunday Salon is below.

78 comments:

  1. I’ve spent a little time in France this week too, I’ve been learning the language slowly with Duolingo, it’s been great fun.

    Thanks for sharing your posts, I’ll need to check out the croque monseiur one!

    Have a good week!

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    1. I used to use Duolingo when I worked. It was easy to use on the go.

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  2. Sorry your Paris books not working out better this week. The DaVinci Code novel was really good but I remember the movie about it sort of stunk. Surprising. but it was too much explanation & it just didn't work! But I still like Tom Hanks and he's setting an example too about the virus. I want to see his latest movie. Press on there if you can. Stay well.

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    1. I have a copy of the novel here, but I haven't really been interested in reading it.

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  3. I'm trying to remember if I actually read The DaVinci Code or if I just watched the movie. Can't recall. I know I read other books by Dan Brown and watched some other movies attached. Hope your reading goes better this week. Take care down there by the coast, Deb.

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    1. It's a mess here, Kay. You stay safe, too. I don't think it's any better in your part of the world.

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  4. I liked The DaVinci Code too. I thought it was a good movie.

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  5. So glad you read The Paris Librarian.He has a new one coming out soon. And wow, this puzzle is gorgeous!

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    1. I'm interested in reading Cara Black this month, too.

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  6. I also liked the movie The DaVinci Code when I saw it--action and a great setting. I got excited to see a Pablo Picasso graphic novel, but so bummed to see your comment that he was an awful person. So disappointing!

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  7. The Paris Librarian sounds good. I'm sorry the other Paris books were disappointing. I love that puzzle. Beautiful! I hope you have a great week!

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  8. What a shame that you aren't enjoying your Paris reads more. Hopefully this week will be better.

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  9. I read a lot last week and enjoyed it a lot. The heat index kept me mostly indoors. Tom Hanks really is a national treasure and I wish all children could hear Christian Robinson's message. Hope you have better luck with this week's reading.

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  10. Tom Hanks is the best! Sorry you didn't enjoy your Paris books last week, hope this week is better. Thanks for hosting! :)

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  11. Too bad your Paris reading didn't pan out. I love that puzzle you did! I used to do puzzles back when I had no kids and worked part-time. I love doing puzzles and your post made me nostalgic for it. Have a great reading week.

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    1. It was nice to work on the puzzle and listen to an audiobook.

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  12. Oo I will have to look up April and the Extraordinary World! I hope your reading picks up, it is no fun when you aren't enjoying reading. :(

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  13. Oh so many books in Paris. I did a post on books set in Paris a while ago, but your choices seem much better.

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    1. I wish I could read some really great ones. Maybe this week.

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  14. I love that book that discusses 'You Matter' I had a discussion with someone about how it never gets easier when people stare at you because you're different.'People feel better about themselves when they see something different.' (it's just not right)

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  15. Who wouldn't love Da Vinci Code??? The first time we went to Rome we were reading Angels and Demons and tracked down all the locations!
    Never been a jigsaw puzzle person but bought one the other day in anticipation of the next lockdown!!!

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  16. I love how you enjoy Paris through books and movies. Sometimes I think I love traveling that way more than the real way. Like The Accidental Tourist movie; have you ever seen it?

    Have a great week, and stay safe in your home while the virus rages around us.

    Here are my WEEKLY UPDATES

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    1. I haven't seen the movie, but I love the Accidental Tourist book! I wish it was a real set of guidebooks; I think I would enjoy just reading them!

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    2. I haven't seen the movie, but I love the book, too.

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  17. I remember enjoying the Davinci Code movie. This past week we watched Tom Hanks in Castaway - it was over 15 years since I last saw it so a real treat.

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    1. I suspect that we will be watching Castaway soon at our Sunday Movie Club.

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  18. I love the your Paris idea! I might try that with my kiddo someday; to pick a place and read & watch everything we can on it! Sounds like a lot of fun! My daughter and I just watched the 'You Matter' read-aloud so thank you for sharing that! I also really want to watch April and the Extraordinary World now! I haven't seen it on Netflix yet!
    I hope you have a great week! Happy reading!

    Stacy Renee @ LazyDayLit

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    1. I'm so glad you were able to share that book with your daughter.

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  19. I also accidentally went to Paris in July! I just finished reading Giovanni's Room by James Baldwin, which is mostly set in Paris. It's sad, but very well-written!

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    1. It doesn't matter how you got there. I planned to read it this month, but I'm worried it will be too sad for me right now.

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  20. I love the idea of visiting Paris through books and movies. I may try that soon. I haven't read the DaVinci code yet, but I hope you'll enjoy it. Stay safe and happy reading!

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  21. Hi there Deb! Glad you had a good week! I also received a present from a friend who went to Paris over two years ago. I only saw her recently.

    I rather want to agree with Tom Hanks. This is very hard times and if we are not all standing together, we will fall apart.

    Hope you will have a good week.

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  22. I liked the DaVinci Code movie though I felt like I needed a nap after watching it because they ran around so frantically through all of it. I love the idea of visiting Paris virtually. I don't have access to all my books here but I might have to do a bookshop.org order and pick a place to virtually visit. Hope you have a great week.

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  23. Oh, that puzzle looks like great fun! And thanks for the link to Tom Hank's interview. He is such a decent human being.

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  24. So many good things this week. I considered adding Tom Hanks to my Sunday Salon but thought I had too many things already crowding the post. Glad you found room for him here. I love the Paris poster. I have completed 24 posters since the beginning of the pandemic. I have one more to do and then all I have left is Christmas puzzles. Guess it will be Christmas in July. Thanks for hosting and keeping me on my toes.

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    1. Wow. That's a lot of puzzles. I'm waiting for a rock and gem puzzle to become available at Galison. "Coming Soon," it says.

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  25. What a lovely gift!
    I read a book recently titleD the The Paris Library by Janet Skeslien Charles.you might like.
    It’s winter here so a Croque Monsieur sounds tasty!

    Wishing you a wonderful reading week

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    1. You should try this recipe. It's a big step up from our grilled cheese.

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  26. Love the Hanks video! So glad they are both ok, and yes, wear a mask, 6 ft., & wash your hands. I'd much rather do that and lower my risk of catching the virus than not do those things and my risk be higher.

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  27. Thanks for sharing Tom Hanks video... happy to see it! I sure hope your Paris in July reading improves.

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    1. I am going to stop reading a book this week if I am not enjoying it. Even if it is a Paris in July book.

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  28. I hope your Parisian reads improve very shortly Deb - thank goodness Rae came through with your socially distanced get-together:)). That Tom Hanks video is lovely - he always strikes me as a thoroughly nice chap. I hope the coming week is a really good one!

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  29. The Pable graphic novel looks like something I would love! I'm going to check it out! I love croque monsieurs, recently I have been making them with different types of cheese and ham (goat cheese for example) and it's really tasty that way as well.

    Have a good week!

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    1. I think the Pablo graphic novel is part of a series. I have a Van Gogh coming.

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  30. I hope you find a 5-star Paris book. Have a great week!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  31. I adore Tom Hanks! I wish more actors were as lovely as he seems.
    Hope you have a good week and enjoy Paris! ;)

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    1. Even if the books are a bit of a disappointment, it's wonderful to be "in" Paris.

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  32. I like the puzzle. Yay for your Paris surprise :-)

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  33. Love that puzzle you completed!! And I think I enjoyed reading the book better than watching the Da Vinci Code..

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  34. It's a bummer your Paris-themed books haven't been wowing you! Hopefully your next reads will be better. I love, love, love Tom Hanks! He's such a wonderful person.

    Lindsi @ Do You Dog-ear? 💬

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  35. I too love the puzzle! And yes, we're all in this together, right? Hope your books this week are more wow-worthy.

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  36. My hubby enjoyed the DaVinci Code, as well, but said the book was better. I really couldn't get into any of Dan Brown's books. Hope your Paris reading gets better and you have a great week.

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  37. I caught Tom Hanks on the news too. I seem to recall reading The DaVinci Code but not seeing the movie. I liked it whichever format it was. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

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  38. hope your paris books get better. thanks for sharing the tom hanks video
    sherry @ fundinmental

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  39. I'm loving your Paris journey this month! Looks like you are experiencing, reading, and learning, and watching a bunch of wonderful and interesting things. I don't know much about Pablo Picasso but I learned quite a bit about his awfulness through Hannah Gadsby's show on Netflix. I liked the Da Vinci Code back when it came out but it just doesn't hold up as well through the years. That puzzle is very pretty. I love putting the pretty ones together! I love that You Matter reading. Beautiful. That is a good thing right now. Thanks for sharing that. I hope you have a wonderful week.

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  40. All the best for the Paris reading in the coming week. Well done on the puzzle, I love a puzzle. Enjoyed your good things. Great to focus on.

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  41. You are most welcome for your Paris gifts. Expect another when you return so you will not FORGET Paris! LOL. I really enjoyed our visit. Most agreeable conversation in weeks (since book club). I LOVE the puzzle. You either need to frame it or buy the print and hang it.

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  42. The Paris Librarian sounds intriguing! I hope your Paris in July experience is going better!

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