Sunday, June 21, 2020

The Sunday Post - Wk 25 - Summer Solstice / Father's Day

The Sunday Post is hosted by Kimberly @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer
and is a chance to share news, both new and old!

Hey there, bloggers!

Recently finished:

We finished our nightly chapter book read-aloud, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl, and I read a graphic novel, Glass Town: The Imaginary World of the Brontes by Isabel Greenberg, because I felt guilty about not finishing anything recently.

Currently Reading:

I'm catching up with my reads from earlier this month but also started Me and White Supremacy, which is a 28-day racism education challenge with journaling prompts to explore privilege, bias, fear, silence, and more.

Recent Reviews:

We read and review Dinosaur Lady: The Daring Discoveries of Mary Anning by Linda Skeers for Netgalley. We got our reviews for I Am A Warrior Goddess by Jennifer Adams and Most of the Better Natural Things in the World by Dave Eggers up. I also got my review of Deeplight by Frances Hardinge posted. 

What I'm Watching:

We finally finished Charlie and the Chocolate Factory so we watched both of these for our family movie night!

Off the blog:
It's been a week similar to many others. Some rain, some sun. Some reading,  lots of avoiding social media because it really can get worse. Lots of time with my kiddo. And then forgetting to post on bookstagram. Again. Oops.

We're celebrating the start of a beautiful summer and Father's Day this weekend. We got out on another hike this week which was really nice. We saw deer, turkey, a rabbit, a raccoon, gators, and anhingas (water birds). And plenty of banana spiders, too. It's spider season.

It's also getting crazier with COVID here in Florida.
260 out of 500 employees at the Orlando International Airport tested positive last week. Similar stats are popping up all over. We hit a new record of 4000 new cases in one day on Saturday. With how flippant everyone has been about this, it's not surprising.

I hope all is well with you all.
Happy reading!



  1. I want to read Glass Town because I love the author’s other graphic novels. I’m waiting for cheap used copies to start showing up online. Have a good week!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

    1. I've seen good things about her graphic novels so I will definitely try to get my hands on more of hers! Have a great week! :)

  2. Wow. That's just crazy with what's happening in Florida. I can't believe Disney still wants to reopen next month too. Stay safe!

    Hope you enjoy your reads for this week!

    Here's my StS

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

    1. I think our state mostly runs on tourist dollars so it's really not surprising. I just hope people will be smart about it!

      Thanks for stopping by, Jess! Have a great week!

  3. That's such a bummer about the Covid cases. If only people would take this more seriously, maybe it wouldn't be as bad. We're doing better here in Michigan but so many people are not wearing masks or taking precautions, I wouldn't be surprised at all if cases spike again.

    Your hikes sound awesome. Have a great week!

    1. There was more hoax talk than anything all Spring so it isn't surprising. I really wish people had taken it seriously back then so it wouldn't be so bad now. :(
      Thanks for stopping by, Greg! :)

  4. The cases here in FL (I’m in northeast FL) are insane. And you’re right, with everyone just blowing it off and acting the virus just magically disappeared (rolling my eyes) it was a forgone conclusion that infections would spike.

    Both Charlie and the Chocolate Factory movies were so bizarre and fun. :)

    1. I saw that Hamilton County (I think) made the CDC's top 9 hot-spot counties in the country for the follow up from Memorial Day Weekend. I can't imagine how bad it's going to be if we have a bad hurricane season and lose power! :(
      Have a great week and stay safe!