Sunday Salon, 6/28

It has not been a great week.

I have tried to be optimistic about the course of the pandemic, but I feel pretty dumb about that now. Mask-wearing has become a divisive political issue. There are people protesting a public health measure with a vehement true-believer-ship that cannot be reasoned with. And that makes me very sad. As a resident of Arizona, I’m mourning any notion I had about returning by the end of the summer to things outside of my apartment.

Anyway…

Reading

Last Week: I finished reading The Changeling by Victor LaValle. Readers, it’s darn good. Review coming up for that on Tuesday or Friday.

The Changeling
The Kestrel
The Haunting of Tram Car 015

Next Week: Finish The Kestrel by Lloyd Alexander by the end of the month. If it’s available, The Haunting of Tram Car 015 by P. Djèlí Clark is up next for the Occult Detective Fiction book club.

Watching

Last Week: Not much. Some Buffy the Vampire Slayer. I’m in the middle of season two.

Next Week: Considering doing another movie-a-thon in July. Maybe an A–Z of 80’s genre movies.

Other Stuff

Moved on to playing Skyrrim. Honestly, I’d be happier if the game just let me go around beating up bandits instead of having to worry about dragon attacks. (Also, I wonder if they considered having a variant trailer with a female hero. That might be cool, you know?)

6 thoughts on “Sunday Salon, 6/28

  1. Elyse LeMieux

    It’s really unfortunate that people are being so stupid about masks. Just wear the damn thing! Stop being selfish! Protect yourself and others! Why is that so hard to comprehend? Sorry for getting in the way of your trying to die from COVID? Sorrynotsorry. This is precisely why universal healthcare will never work in the US. US citizens are too selfish. They don’t want to pay for someone else to get surgery even though that means someone else will pay for their surgery. sigh I could go on… but it is disappointing that the few are ruining it for the many. If we all just quarantined for 2 weeks, COVID would be eradicated. Plain and simple.

    I’ve had The Changeling in my TBR for so long! I really need to find out where I can obtain a copy. I’m sure it’s already on my Overdrive wishlist. lol. Time to find it!

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  2. Diane

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. It is sad that we just don’t have a consistent virus message and direction. It shouldn’t be a political issue. IMO

    I hope we can both find some fun new indoor activities as we try to navigate this virus.

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  3. sjhigbee

    It’s a mess, given we all seem to be led by donkeys who bray and bray instead of listening to the scientists as they promised they’d do…

    Thank goodness for books and unexpected dragon attacks… Have a good week beating up folks on Skyrim and reading another cracking story.

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  4. Deb Nance at Readerbuzz

    I remember when my mom first started listening to talk radio. Suddenly she knew the answers to every problem, and most of the solutions involved directing hate at a targeted political opponent. There was no reasoning with her. I began to see how Hitler came into power, with his incessant scapegoating. It’s that same stupidity that is upsetting me so much during this pandemic. Do people not understand how diseases go from person to person? Did people not learn in school to carefully check where information is coming from? I feel like I am in despair. I’m surrounded by so many foolish people. A few weeks ago our town had only had a couple of dozen cases. Now we have soared up to almost 250. I’m very glad there are voices of sanity in my book community or I would be completely devoid of hope.

    Enjoy your alternate reality. In many ways, it seems like a happier place to be.

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    1. Katherine Nabity Post author

      I’m sorry to hear about the increased cases in your town. I do take heart in this community, so full of smart people trying to make the best of all this.

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  5. Donna (@Girl_Who_Reads)

    I haven’t been out much but the places I do go (grocery store) most people are wearing a mask. Only one place I’ve gone (the automotive store) no one was wearing a mask (not even employees) or really trying to social distance. But cases are still rising and will probably get worse come August when students return to campus (I live in a college town).

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