who needs a distraction?

Hello from U St! Normally when things are crazy, I have no inclination to write. You know that saying: “If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything.” I’ve been doubling down on that idea!

Quarantine is strange. I miss so many things. Dumb stuff like my exercise classes, my friends, the cleaning ladies, getting my nails painted, grabbing a meal or a drink. I know! It’s completely shallow and yes, I know I’m lucky. But that’s how I feel. Mostly, I’m relieved my loved ones are healthy and safe.

For me, my day to day hasn’t changed too much. I’ve worked from home for years. The real estate market is still booming so I’m still working a fair amount. (That’s a post for another day!) Anyway, let’s focus on some distractions.

Everyone one knows I’m crazy reader. The volume of books read has remained the same but I can’t get into anything super complicated. I tried to read John Grisham’s latest (Well written as always but I couldn’t get excited about the characters. A priest/attorney who’s helping innocent people get off Death Row? Meh). Instead, give me a romance, anything sci-fi (but no dystopian, failed world novels) or a fast paced spy novel. Make me laugh. Give me a happy ending. DISTRACT ME!

These have been thoroughly entertaining:

  • American Spy  Lauren Wilkinson
  • Nothing to See Here  Kevin Wilson
  • If I Never Met You  Mhairi McFarlane
  • The Giver of Stars  Jojo Moyes
  • Crescent City   Sarah J. Maas 
  • Things You Save in a Fire  Katherine Center
  • The Bookish Life of Nina Hill  Abbi Waxman
  • The Dutch House  Ann Patchett
  • Evvie Drake Starts Over  Linda Holmes 


I’ve yet to watch a movie but if I do, one of these is happening:

  • Booksmart
  • Girls Trip
  • Bridesmaids
  • Wedding Crashers
  • Coco
  • Up
  • Incredibles 2
  • Pretty in Pink
  • The Breakfast Club
  • Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
  • The Blues Brothers

Stay safe!

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