Welcome to this week’s Sunday Post. This feature is brought to you by The Caffeinated Book Reviewer, so swing by after you are done here and get the full list of participants!
Here is my look back at everything I reviewed in May!
- [1 May] #FreebieFriday: May 1st
- [4 May] Shadow Flight by Christine Feehan ★★★★★
- [5 May] Butterfly Bayou by Lexi Blake ★★★
- [7 May] Love and Other Crimes by Sara Paretsky ★★★½
- [11 May] Sure Shot by Sarina Bowen ★★★★½
- [12 May] May Contain Wine by Lani Lynn Vale ★★★★½
- [12 May] A Secret for a Secret by Helena Hunting ★★★½
- [19 May] Dirty Charmer by Emma Chase ★★★★
- [21 May] Ruthless Princess by Rachel Van Dyken ★★★★★
- [23 May] Dream Maker by Kristen Ashley ★★★★
- [26 May] Securing Avery by Susan Stoker ★★★½
- [28 May] Sweet Spot by Rebecca Jenshak ★★★½
- [30 May] Freedom by JL Drake ★★★
- I have nothing scheduled at this point! Who knows what I will post!
Releasing June 2nd:
With all the terrible things happening, I wanted to find some feel good stuff to share!
My heart is breaking for so many people. As a teacher, I worry about my Black students all the time. What if they were George? Or Ahmad? Or Trayvon? What must life be like when you have to constantly fear and try to make yourself seem less threatening to others? I hate that in 2020 America society has rampant racism that leads to the death of so many people. I hate that some people aren’t afraid to express their racist views to the world. While I hate the idea of looting because more people could get hurt, I understand. What other action are they left with? Peaceful protests haven’t worked. This isn’t just one incident, its dozens. America has had time to try and do the right thing, but so far, we have failed our Black citizens. I pray we will fail them no longer. I pray that my students never find themselves murdered for “being Black in America” because no one deserves to die like that. I watched the video of George Floyd’s murder and I have never been so disgusted and angry. I hope everyone was angry when they saw it. I also hope and pray that everyone in Minneapolis is safe during this time. I can’t imagine how scary it must be.
Also, I have to mention that horrible woman in Central Park. She was breaking the law by not having her dog on a leash which was required, and instead of just saying “Sorry, let me put him on a leash” she called the cops in a “panic” because she was being threatened by a Black man. Did she need to say he was black? No, she did not. She did so because she wanted him to be in danger. Also, she was choking her dog!!! All because she didn’t want to put her dog on a leash in an area that requires all owners to do so. I’m glad she lost her job and her dog; I’m more glad that the man wasn’t hurt by police.
Ok, wow, that is a lot of heavy stuff happening this week. In addition to that, I turned in my laptop and keys at work. It was bittersweet. I’m happy to be away from some of the people there, but I will miss my students something fierce. They are amazing young people!
So, whats new with you this week? Did you read any of the same books I did? Did you find any great book deals I need to grab ASAP? Let me know in the comments!