#SundayPost: Goodbye May!

Posted May 31, 2020 in Roundup Tags:

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!

  •   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!

Audio ARCs thanks to Tantor Audio:

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!

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8 responses to “#SundayPost: Goodbye May!

  1. I am very sad too by what’s happening in the USA Samantha. I love your country and I think it’s a beautiful country. The people I talk to, the bloggers are all open minded and not racist at all but when we see such images and news we can’t help think: are these amazing and tolerant people in the minority? Or do the “others” just shout louder? I hope your summer break will do you good anyway! PS Would you like to participate in our Meet Your Next heroine? We are looking for more bloggers LOL

  2. It was a rough and overwhelming week. I don’t know what to say about some people. I saw videos where it was actually undercover police and white people starting the looting. If you are going to make an effort, why not let it be to make things better not worse? I’m going to keep staying home and try to be kind and helpful.

    Enjoy your summer and I hope the new year will be great!

    Anne – Books of My Heart Here is my Sunday Post   

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  3. I’m very sad and disturbed by what happened to George, and what’s more discouraging is that leadership here encourages racist behavior. I’ve always been taught that you must lead by example. What an example! My heart goes to those who have to endure these types of injustices. That woman. She lost her dog? Well, I didn’t watch the video but if she was chocking him I’m glad they took him from her. What a piece of work!

    I’m glad I did’t request Butterfly Bayou. I was on the fence, but 3 stars shows me that it was a good decision. Have a lovely week, Sam! ::)

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  4. I love those videos! We all need a little pick me up right now with all the craziness… and yes to everything you said. So true. I’m not normally a fan of looting myself but good grief it’s 2020 and nothing changes! It’s hard to blame the people who’ve had enough. We should all have had enough honestly.

    Such a bittersweet time, with school years ending and saying goodbye to students. Take care and be well this week!

  5. Jen

    It really has been a difficult year. There’s been so much that must be addressed, and still so much that hasn’t seen an ending in sight. I feel so much right now, and most if it is not good. I pray that things change and resolve is near. My family needs to know things will be okay, and for that none of us can stay silent or stay in the shadows. Thank you for sharing. I hope you have a great week. Please take care and God Bless!

  6. There was a lot of heavy stuff happening and it’s awful that this is still happening when we all think this should not be 2020. I have spent a lot of time reading up and watching about how there is a systemic issue and the history that has helped create the world we live in. I’ve also been trying to see how these same issues here in the UK but we have ignored them. It’s shocking. And that woman in the park got her dog back! I was there cheering she lost her job and her dog because she knew what she was doing when she called the police, you can see in the video the immediate change as she called the police and it made me sick. I felt for that dog all she had to do was leash it!

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