I will start reading some of my Kindle books.
It’s honestly kind of amazing to me how many I’ve purchased over the last decade plus (most on sale but a handful at full price). And they sit there, slowly accumulating via occasional purchase or as Net Galley ARCS, as I keep taking other library books out.
There are dozens of books that would be a great potential addition to this blog and I need to commit to writing again as I mentioned in my last entry.
So there, I said it, therefore, I must do it and I better be held accountable by those of you who actually continue to give my little blog the read of the day even as I forgot about it for several years.
It’s been, God, longer than I can remember since I really engaged with this site and that’s a shame. You would think that in a year of lockdown, blogging would be something one would have time for. But, what with a job and a toddler at home, and just general lockdown life, it’s been hard to think of anything other than the above mentioned.
I’d broken my arm at the end of September and instead of taking the time to fully heal, I went back to work far too fast and stressed myself for more than necessary. To the point that my physical therapist said pointedly to me that I needed more self care.
And then randomly it dawned on me this weekend that I miss this blog and perhaps, I hope, it can be my way back to some self care. To share my reads again.
I’m reading this unique ARC called “Jerusalem as a Second Language” about a Russian Jewish emigre experience in the land that she really doesn’t want to be a part of. so I think I want to share it with y’all when I’m done.
Eventbrite – JFCS Holocaust Center presents Three Minutes in Poland—A Conversation with Glenn Kurtz – Thursday, May 28, 2020 – Find event and ticket information.
— Read on www.eventbrite.com/e/three-minutes-in-polanda-conversation-with-glenn-kurtz-tickets-103488125770
Many moons ago I reviewed this amazing book and here’s an opportunity to virtually attend the talk by author!
There are many ways young children encounter stories. A new study finds a “Goldilocks effect,” where a cartoon may be “too hot” and audiobooks “too cold” f
— Read on www.kqed.org/mindshift/51281/whats-going-on-in-your-childs-brain-when-you-read-them-a-story
Gosh, how long has it been? Let’s just say the last year plus has been full of change: home change, job change, daycare change for my little and just all around different stuff. So I do apologize for not being around but I’m hopeful I can change that in 2020. I’ve been reading on and off but it’s hard to get back on a genre here when you’ve been mentally rather scattered when it comes to reading. Interestingly enough in the last year especially I’ve been very much mood reading, meaning for some time I’ll stick with a specific genre (let’s say history only or books with no heartbreaking subjects) and all the other books linger…..as I try and try and try to focus. Is it getting older? Is it having a toddler? I don’t know. All I know is I’m changing, but dang it, I am not leaving this blog behind!
In the meantime, here’s me and my TWO year old, lord where has it gone?
Kate Middleton Took Incredible Photos of Holocaust Survivors and Their Grandchildren – Kveller
— Read on www.kveller.com/kate-middleton-took-incredible-photos-of-holocaust-survivors-and-their-grandchildren/
American Jews need to fund and support projects that help tell the stories of Jews who were killed by gunshot in the East.
— Read on forward.com/opinion/425672/not-all-jews-were-killed-in-concentration-camps-during-the-holocaust-we/
The Jewish News of Northern California
— Read on www.jweekly.com/