The Relentless Weekly – Aug. 22, 2020

Good day and happy Saturday! Let’s dive right into this week, shall we?

Listening: My current audiobook is My Dear Hamilton: A Novel of Eliza Schuyler Hamilton by Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie. I’m enjoying the historical aspects, but the romantic bits are a bit too “heaving bosoms” for my liking. I’m not too far into the book though, so I reserve the right to change my mind at any moment!

Reading: It’s been a bang-up week of books! I listened to Sense & Sensibility (swoon!), and I gobbled up The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett.

I’m currently reading Stringing Rosaries: The History, the Unforgivable, and the Healing of Northern Plains American Indian Boarding School Survivors by Denise K. Lajimodiere. I strongly recommend it. Strongly. Most of us have large gaps in our knowledge of indigenous history. This book will help remedy that.

Celebrating: Mike (the husband) turned 49 this week! He was a lad of 22 when I met him. I’m not sure how he’s this close to being 50? What magic time stream did we enter in which all the days were long, but all of the years were so damn short? It’s a mystery!

Watching: Glow Up on Netflix! It’s a British makeup competition show that’s captured my fancy. Good clean fun, you know?

Asking: Please text USPS to 50409 and they’ll contact your state representatives on your behalf with a letter urging them to save the the United States Postal Service. It’s so simple! Also, you can request a free “We Love Mail Carriers” here. I also ordered this sticker from Redbubble. I’m going to stick it on my mailbox to show my local mail carriers some love.

That’s all I’ve got, gang. I do hope you’ve had a good week. I would really love to hear about it!

7 thoughts on “The Relentless Weekly – Aug. 22, 2020

  1. Ooh, Glow Up sounds really good! I used to watch (and looooove) the special effects makeup show Face Off, which I highly recommend. Apparently there are a few seasons on Peacock now? So supposedly you can watch some of it for free right now. It’s great!

    And thanks for the rec of Stringing Rosaries! I have a very basic knowledge of boarding schools for Native Americans but would like to know a lot more, particularly in a book by an indigenous author!

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  2. Adding Stringing Rosaries to my TBR for later this year. I remember reading fiction about the boarding schools, but can’t remember what it was. Have you read Killers of the Flower Moon? It’s another bit of indigenous history we were NEVER taught.

    Thank you for that post office text- I already messaged them! The whole makes me furious because we’re seeing it firsthand in Michigan. Packages getting lost and mail being delivered months later. I know it’s the employees fault.

    How are we going to make it until November?!

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    1. I have read Killers, another great one! If you remember the fictional account of the boarding school system be sure to let me know. I’m on a mission to learn as much as I can.

      November cannot come soon enough. I’m usually not one to wish away time, but wow.

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      1. My bad- it is a story of indigenous people being stripped of their heritage, but it’s Australia. It’s called Rabbit Proof Fence. So, while we suck, other countries have their own heinous histories as well.

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  3. I’ve really been enjoying Glow Up too! I also enjoyed My Dear Hamilton and loved all the detail, but I don’t remember being bothered by the romance. Hopefully that means it gets better 🙂

    Thanks for the info on ways to support the USPS! Texting now.

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