Oh Winter. I like you a lot more living in LA than I did in Minnesota but you also confuse me. Like it being 80 degrees last weekend. Weird. And hot. But now cold … ish. Or at least my feet are always cold, which is apparently the first sign of old age. Sigh. I am turning into an old coot, although I haven’t gone full on Miss Cranky Pants yet and still am looking forward to a few things things this winter.
Seriously, don’t. Please, pease don’t. I am appalled and embarrassed by you know who’s remarks. But surprised, not really. How many times does he need to say and/or do something racist for us to realize that he is racist? I am, however, deeply disappointed in the response from GOP leaders and Republicans as a whole. Their refusal to condemn his remarks is a slap in the face to MLK and to minorities of which I am one.
I saw this over at Life as Louise and loved it so much that I am stealing … errr … borrowing it. To be fair, it originated with Perpetual Page Turner, so I’m technically stealing/borrowing from her. And yes, I know we are officially 11 days into 2018 but cut me some slack! Heck, I’m not even sharing my 2018 goals until the end of January. Because, you know, I have to figure out what they are first. Or borrow goals from others. Kidding! Maybe. 😀
I know. I know. Every month I make some sort of pledge to not request so many dang NetGalley Books, which I mostly obeyed. Sorta. Somewhat. Maybe. I don’t know. But what I do know happened is all the books I did request were published in January. I had six to read and made it through five. Not too shabby.
That says it all, right? Bye Felicia. 2017: You were a weird year and I’m happy to see you in the rearview mirror. There were good things, of course, and lots of bad things too. You can guess who is responsible for all the bad things. The sleepless nights. Anger. Sadness. Frustration. Shock. Disappointment. But also Resolve. Outrage. Strength. Sisterhood. Resistance. I call him Emperor Baby Fists. Hopefully, someday soon I can say Bye Felicia to him.
Yes, I do. Just like the Donna Lewis song from 1996. I love you always and forever. Near and far, close together. Everywhere, I will be with you. Everything, I will do for you … my beloved books of 2017. Before we leap into a new year that is hopefully full of amazing and satisfying books, I want to share the books that left an indelible mark on me this past year.