If they keep coming at you, one of them is bound to hit you.
And Beta did. It was a little hurricane with winds just 50 mph, but it managed to drop ten inches of rain on us in just a couple of days. We woke up the morning after it pushed in to find that Beta had blown a big sycamore limb like a sword into our garage roof. My husband, of course, had to climb up on the roof in the wind and rain and pull that limb out and patch it as best he could, and that scared me more than having a limb stuck in the roof. But, all in all, it could always have been worst.
Begin Again: James Baldwin's America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own by Eddie S. Glaude
King Arthur and His Knights of the Round Table by Roger Lancelyn Green
The Music Shop by Rachel Joyce
Stepping Stones by Lucy Knisley
The Library of the Unwritten by A. J. Hackwith
Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
I challenge everyone to read True or False. We could all use a little help reading and thinking more carefully in these times. The Library of the Unwritten and Gods of Jade and Shadow both took me out (way out) of my usual sorts of reads. The Music Shop was completely charming, and it inspired me to find Rachel Joyce's newest book that is being published soon. It's probably just how my mind is working right now, but King Arthur reminded me of America during the years I've been alive and how an idealistic system can deteriorate because of the human desires for money and power. Begin Again sent me looking for more of James Baldwin. Stepping Stones is a marvelous little graphic novel, great for kids of blended families, I think.
Have you read any of these? Thoughts?
War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy...76% read
Devotions by Mary Oliver...63% read
How to Draw Your Beautiful Ordinary Life...44% read
It's the weekend of the National Book Festival, usually held in Washington D.C. each fall, but this year held virtually. Some of the authors I hope to hear are Gene Luan Yang, Chelsea Clinton, Pam Muñoz Ryan, Téa Obreht, Peter H. Reynolds, Colson Whitehead, Madeleine Albright, John Grisham, Sabaa Tahir, Salman Rushdie, Don Tate, Jason Reynolds, Jon Scieszka, Mark Doty, Bill Buford, Marlon James, Mo Willems, Saeed Jones, Kate DiCamillo, Ann Patchett, Sophie Blackall, Walter Mosley, Juan Felipe Herrera, Robert Pinsky, Emily St. John Mandel, Deborah Hopkinson, James McBride, Jerry Craft, and Nic Stone.
1. Just a hole in the garage roof. It could have been worse.
2. We are (hopefully) close to the end of hurricane season.
3. The Good Place. So much fun.
Thank you to whoever recommended it to me.
And, please, share your suggestions for what else I need to watch.
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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?
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