But at last… here it is. Pages and Popcorn Podcast’s S09: Best/Worst 2020 where Kaylia and Jennifer talk about the best and worst books they read in 2020(ish)
The style of this book is very “beach read.” It is fast. It isn’t deep literary. It’s a Long Island Iced Tea… it goes down smooth and you are all giddy and enjoying yourself and then WHAM you realize that you have been accidentally complicit in racist crap by rooting for Alix and the world is much bigger and more complex… all is not how it has been portrayed and the last quarter of your drink was straight whiskey.
Being straight should not be the default assumption. It just… shouldn’t. BUT it is nice to be able to find wlw books when that is what you are hankering for. But aslo, this novel is far more complex and interesting than the label “lesbian novel” would imply. It is a novel that tells a coming of age story about a lesbain.
To be fun, we shall start with plot and characters. The story centers around Maggie and Ira, a couple in their silver years who are taking a day trip to a funeral. The entire novel takes place over the course of one day which is a lovely idea. Throughout this one day, they both examine their marriage and all the ups and downs of parenthood
New goals: a book a week and a review for every book using the ASPECT method of my own creation!
TLDR: Being healthy is a constant state of yo-yo-ness and I freakin’ hate it even though I know it is important. Also, the BMI is trash.
We watched a lot of “holiday things” over the last few weeks.
Some were well-loved favorites. Some were new to us. Some will be watched again… others, ugh, I want my time back.
Here is our list along with our verdicts!
Holidays 2020: We did our version of Yule. We did our version of Santa. We did our version of Christmas. Many people have asked us, over the years, why we do all three and how we do all three… so I thought I would try to explain it a bit.
2020… what can we say that hasn’t already been said. It was a year for the history books to be sure. We are doing well. Matthew is still at PG&E and his workload has been intense, but there is light at the end of the tunnel (more hires means he might be able to actuallyContinue reading “Our (Virtual) Holiday Letter – 2020”
2020 has been… well, you know. No sense in rehashing it. But here are a few of my highs and lows. For posterity? For my mental health? /shrug. Maybe if I write them down, I can start thinking about other things. High: Celebrating SaraKate’s 40th birthday in January. A girls trip where I bonded, learnedContinue reading “Highs and Lows. My Annual Birthday Retrospective.”