Last fall, I discovered that Jenny of Reading the End posted a very good blog idea for Sundays. The idea is to share good things. To Quote Miss Gin-Jenny, “to talk about things that kept me moving forward or gave me some joy.” I’m borrowing a few of her categories for inspiration:
Touched by: I had dinner with a friend last night and she gave me a very sweet compliment. I told her that I very much treasured her friendship. We are going to start a book club together for the summer! I suggested we start with Tayari Jones’ smash bestseller everyone seems to be talking about, An American Marriage.
Proud and Wowed by: All the wit and courage and feistiness of the March For Our Lives citizens. “Guns are not school supplies.”
Happy about: Having this morning to myself. Goals: blog post, finish my Classics Club Spin book Cold Comfort Farm, and laundry. Maybe vacuuming.
Sad about: K-State Wildcats lost to Loyola last night. But HEY! We made the Elite Eight!!! WOO HOOOOO
Self-cared for: Uh, does it count in this category that I completed my first 5K yesterday? I had walked in many-a fund-raiser walk but this was the first that I entered that took official times and gave a shirt. I finished in under 1 hour; was 626 our of 636. LOL (Had to set a baseline.)
Itching to tell you: I have missed blogging! But I haven’t finished a book in weeks, it seems. My audiobook (The Zero by Jess Walters) is fascinating but I haven’t had long stretches alone in a car to listen.
Excited by: All the people who have asked me about the TOB! I do occasional Facebook updates on it… AND I think I finally picked my favorite book of the tourney: Goodbye Vitamin by Rachel Khong. It was knocked out by Exit West – a book that I admired but didn’t get charmed by. GV oozed charm. I read so many books that I liked but couldn’t really choose my bestest favoritist until I watched the booktube commentary by @daejin_v2! (Loved it. Impressive – I want to make a book review video…)
FYI – I downloaded Stephen Florida but I don’t think I will read it. I might open it and look at it… I never could get my hands on Dear Cyborg – my library didn’t have it. I put a hold on The Book of Joan but it still hasn’t come to me yet. I’ll probably pass on that, too. Otherwise, I read everything! I think.
Also, my book club has selected Together by Julie Cohen. Anyone read it?
Looking forward to: SPRING. Warmer temperatures. Longer days of sunshine. Boat season. Common sense in politics. We can hope, yes?
Have a great Easter! I’m thankful for this blog, this little corner that is mine, but mostly for the kind and caring book blogging community and the opportunity to be a part of it. Thank you for visiting. I appreciate you.