This week I have 3 things for you, an update, an observation, and a recommendation.
- The update: We will be discussing The Women of Brewster Place here on this blog as well as on Bonny’s bog and Kym’s blog next Tuesday the 17th. Yes, we were supposed to discuss it this past Tuesday but election fatigue left the 3 of us without the needed brain capacity to put much thought into it. To make it up to you, we have a special treat: a Zoom meetup for a virtual discussion! Yep, we’re taking the plunge and we hope you will join us on Tuesday the 17th at 7:00pm eastern time. If you want an invite to Zoom with us just let me know in the comments.
- The observation: I was thinking, as I wrote my speech for Veteran’s Day, about how soldiers enlist to fight for our freedom and in doing so they actually give up their own personal freedom. They sacrifice the freedom to be home with their family and friends, the freedom to ignore a command they don’t agree with, their own freedom of speech as they have to support the mission. It really boggles my mind when I think about it this way and it makes me more grateful than ever that there are people in our country who are willing to do this.
- The recommendation: Go right now and get the book The House in the Cerulean Sea. I generally wait to recommend books when I do a reading update but I finished this one yesterday and I can’t stop thinking about how wonderful it is and that makes me want all of you to experience it as well. It’s uplifting and delightful, it will open your eyes to bias and prejudice in a new way, and it will make you cheer for the underdog with an ending that will leave you crying and laughing all at the same time.
And that’s all I have for this Thursday. I hope you’ll share your post below if you wrote one for this week. As always, thanks for joining in!