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And let’s join Kathryn, our leader in It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?, at Book Date.
Good morning! It is time for more Notes from Isolation. During this past week, we had scheduled outdoor walks for twenty minutes each day! Just to mark the occasion, I went to my favorite store (Amazon) and ordered a new denim jacket to wear in celebration.
Shopping, movie bingeing, and a little reading have marked the days. I spent last Sunday reading a book that I eventually DNFed…sad, but true…and then went on to read and review two books. Then yesterday, I discovered two Kindle book versions of classic tomes my mother had in her childhood, and which I still have. I read and reviewed one of them! Cornelli, by Johanna Spyri, the author who gave us Heidi.
I am still loving Little Fires Everywhere on Hulu, and finally got into Ozark’s Third Season. I enjoyed a movie with Helen Mirren, The Good Liar, which was based on a book I enjoyed of the same title. I read it in 2016, but only gave it 3.5 stars. I liked the movie better, probably because of Helen Mirren.
Now I’m loving my second cup of coffee…so grab yours and I’ll take you to details about the week.
LAST WEEK ON THE BLOGS:
Empty mailbox! I did download two e-books, however, and some books I’ve ordered from Amazon are headed my way.
Separation Anxiety, by Laura Zigman
Safe House, by Jo Jakeman
It was a time, much like today, when Americans feared for the future of their democracy, and women stood up for equal treatment. At the crossroads of the Watergate scandal and the women’s movement was a young lawyer named Jill Wine Volner (as she was then known), barely thirty years old and the only woman on the team that prosecuted the highest-ranking White House officials. Called “the mini-skirted lawyer” by the press, she fought to receive the respect accorded her male counterparts—and prevailed.
In The Watergate Girl, Jill Wine-Banks opens a window on this troubled time in American history. It is impossible to read about the crimes of Richard Nixon and the people around him without drawing parallels to today’s headlines. The book is also the story of a young woman who sought to make her professional mark while trapped in a failing marriage, buffeted by sexist preconceptions, and harboring secrets of her own. Her house was burgled, her phones were tapped, and even her office garbage was rifled through.
At once a cautionary tale and an inspiration for those who believe in the power of justice and the rule of law, The Watergate Girl is a revelation about our country, our politics, and who we are as a society.
That was my week…what did yours look like? Are you also “sheltering in place”? How are you doing? I have no recent treats to share, but just as a reminder of what normal looked like, here is one of my favorites. I took granddaughter Fiona and her boyfriend Dylan out to celebrate her birthday. That was in February…such a long time ago!