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I'm officially done with work! My department is serving one more day (tomorrow) for children in the district, and then they're having a send-off of sorts on Tuesday. Both the department director and the administrator are retiring this year. While I think both women are great, I'm sitting out the gathering to limit my exposure to people.
And part of the reason I'm limiting my exposure when I can is because we've invited our families over to celebrate hubby's and my birthdays at the end of the week. So far it's just my parents and his dad attending. It feels weird planning my 'exposures' to the outside world, but it also feels like the right thing to do.
In a full-disclosure and mixed messages kind of week, Maggie and I chose to attend the local anti-racism and black lives matter protest in our town on Friday night. It was so powerful to be there with so many like-minded community members. Emotionally overwhelming, to be completely honest. But when you're living through the largest civil rights movement in world history, how can you not try to support those who need it?!?
Last Week on the Blog
Reviewed The Goldfinch (4.5/5 stars), This Won't End Well (3.5/5 stars), and A Royal Kiss & Tell (4/5 stars).
Also reviewed Hide Away (4/5 stars) at Books I Think You Should Read. There's also a giveaway on this one that ends tomorrow (June 8).
This Week on the Blog
Just finished reading Always and Forever, Lara Jean (4/5 stars). I really enjoyed this series. There are already movies on Netflix for the first two books, so hopefully this one will follow soon (it's the third and final book in the series).
Starting The Conference of the Birds (Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children #5) once I'm done posting and commenting on a few blogs, and will probably finish and review before the week is out.
Last but not even close to least, hoping to start on either White Fragility or White Rage to participate in the Blackout Buddy Read with Books with Shae (the link is to her video kicking the whole thing off. I couldn't find just a 'page' link. I don't do a lot of YouTubers...).
Around the Blogosphere
In addition to reading books at a quick pace lately, I've also read LOTS of articles about the United State's poor excuse for a President, Black Lives Matter, and the global pandemic. Yes, this is all still going on, at the same time.
My Birthday Week
Are you just here because you were wondering about gift ideas for my birthday next weekend? Tieks (size 9, but probably won't get here in time), new makeup (a BB or CC cream with sunscreen, great mascara, and great water-resistant eyeliner), new flip-flops (the thick ones like I already have, but without all the holes in the bottom), and anything on my Amazon wish list (especially the things that aren't books - I get a lot of books from the library or on my kindle).
There - aren't you glad you asked? :P
Hope your life is feeling good for you. Safer at home? Excited to get out? Whatever. Just love each other, k?