Feb 252018
 

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The Sunday Salon used to be a meme but was getting so huge it became unmanageable, so it is now a Facebook group that has become an
informal week in review gathering place for bloggers.

It is also a place to share our thoughts about things of a bookish nature.

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by
Kimberly @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer
~ It’s a chance to share news~
A post to recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead.

HAPPY SUNDAY EVERYONE!

Hope

Not much happened around here this week. The weather was pretty dreary. No grandkids came to visit. I did watch the Olympics Ice Dancing, Figure Skating, and Snowboarding along with my usual reading. But I was also tuned in to the aftermath of the tragic school shooting in Florida. I am so impressed at the way the young people from that school are rising up and fighting for change. Please know I am not posting this to be political way. I just think it is amazing the way these teenagers are trying to face this issue head-on and handling it better than most adults. They have turned their grieving into a mission. They are articulate and have gotten in front of cameras and at rallies to tell their stories and their ideas, even meeting with the President. This age group has been faulted for always having their eyes on their cell phones and missing real life. Well, those at this high school in Parkland, Florida had real-life hit them and hit them hard. I saw a meme last week about how most of these kids can’t vote but that they had “mad social media skills and know how to use them”. They have already sparked teens across the country to hold rallies and walkouts. They have a huge walk planned for March 24. These teens with cell phones may just be able to enact some change. It gives me some hope for the future regarding all the trials this nation faces and may have ahead. I do also hope they all have a great support system around them because it is going to be so hard to go back into that school and have their lives go on without their friends. I am sure thoughts and prayers for those difficult days will be appreciated.  

~Lori


Weekly Rewind February 19 – February 24, 2018

Monday – My Reading Itinerary Monday! – Week #7 2018 – Traveling the Midwest

Plus – Cover Reveal – Dead as a Doornail by Tonya Kappes

Tuesday – New Release Tuesday – February Week #3 – 2018

Plus – #Review / #Giveaway – Best of Luck (O’briens) by Corinne Scott – Great Escapes Book Tour @CamelPressBooks

Wednesday – Cozy Wednesday with Miranda James – Author of Claws for Concern (Cat in the Stacks Mystery) – #GuestPost #Review #Giveaway @BerkleyMystery

Thursday – #Review / #Giveaway – Death by a Whisker: A Cat Rescue Mystery by T. C. LoTempio – Great Escapes Book Tour @crookedlanebks

Friday – #FlashbackFriday – Roux the Day (A Dinner Club Mystery) by Linda Wiken #Review / #Giveaway @BerkleyMystery

Saturday – #Spotlight / #Giveaway – Six Dogs ’til Sunday (A Mae December Mystery) by Lia Farrell – Great Escapes Book Tour

Hope you have a wonderful week! 

Your Great Escapes Travel Agent

  6 Responses to “Sunday Salon / Sunday Post – Hope – Weekly Rewind – Mail Call”

  1. I agree about the teens. I grow tired of people always spitting on this generation. Time for them to see what they are really capable of!

  2. Enjoy today because tomorrow isn’t guaranteed. <3 Hope you have a great upcoming week! Thanks for all you do.

  3. I think it’s amazing what these kids are accomplishing.

  4. Indeed, it is uplifting how the teenagers are becoming activists to stand up for themselves. It is necessary for our sanity to recognize the good that comes out of tragedy too. 🙂

  5. Looks like a great haul this week! Glad the grandkids visited. It’s been rainy and dreary here also. I can’t wait for summer! I hope you have a great week of reading!

    Mary #SundayRoundup #7

  6. I’ve also been impressed with the teenagers. They’re being more mature than the adults. Enjoy your new books. Have a great week!

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