Happy Sunday! Sunday Salon is hosted by Deb at ReaderBuzz. Check out her post and the links to see what other bloggers have been up to in the last week.
How’s the weather?
We had sunshine yesterday! It didn’t get all that warm, but it felt warmer because it looked warmer.
What are you reading?
I’m still continuing two books. In Eleanor Roosevelt, Volume 2, by Blanche Wiesen Cook we’re learning about the first steps of the New Deal, which aren’t at all what we associated with the New Deal now. In particular, The Economy Act was designed to reduce the size of government. It caused all kinds of problems for all kinds of people, probably worsening the Great Depression. Most of its impact was reversed in later aspects of the New Deal.
In Ten Steps to Nanette by Hannah Gadsby, we’re learning what it’s like to figure out your neurodivergency in your mid-30s.
I’m re-reading parts of Code Girls by Liza Mundy for my novel research.
What are you watching?
Our favorite movie this week was The Sting (1973, Paul Newman and Robert Redford). It’s currently streaming on Netflix. We’d both seen it at least twice, but the plot doesn’t stay firmly in my head, so it’s fun to watch every decade or two.
We watched The Sting back-to-back with the new Netflix documentary, Madoff: The Monster of Wall Street. The con at the root of the two stories was fundamentally the same.
What are you writing?
More than the usual number of blog posts:
- Hitler’s Japanese Confidant by Carl Boyd
- Walking Through History, a TV series presented by Tony Robinson
- Disability Visibility edited by Alice Wong
What are you doing?
My week started off with a walk with a friend — which is a great way to start a week!
I continued to have some organizing work to do after last week’s meeting to connect people with school board candidates — a lot of emails.
I didn’t get as much novel work done as I wanted, but I made some progress through Code Girls. Next week, I hope to map out the war work plot points in my novel. One of my concerns about this novel is that I’m not sure that I know enough about what my characters did during their workdays to write their stories. I want to address that concern before I spend a lot more time on other aspects of this novel.
How are you on this fine Sunday?