This week, lots of good things happened. On Thursday I had did a placement test with a Deaf professor from Goshen College to see if I could test out of American Sign Language 1 (there are 5 semesters). I tested into ASL 3! I can’t remember the last time I was so proud of myself!
On Saturday the spouse and I headed to Ninja Golf! where they had free coffee and bundt cakes for members during these special early hours. We also finally started playing putt putt, which is the real reason for the membership, though we mostly use it for discount coffee and ice cream.
After we headed to Goshen to actually see the college I’ll be attending in the fall. It’s environmentally friendly, with lots of purposeful nature landscaping and is one of the greenest colleges — 100% of their electricity comes from renewable sources. You can scroll through some pics here.
On Saturday night I convinced the spouse to do #stabbysaturday with me. You log on to Shudder (a horror streaming app similar to Netflix), and on the home screen a movie starts playing automatically at 8:00PM. They’re cheesy 80s flicks; first was Sorority House Massacre, and the second was Pledge Night (most of the horror derived from the hazing actually, ew). Live Tweeting with other folks whom you don’t know but love horror and are watching too was really fun! I’ll do it again for sure.
THIS WEEK’S BLOG POSTS
So, I read and reviewed Disfigured by Amanda LeDuc. *insert Mario Bros. dying music* It was such a bummer, and so I scoured the internet and discovered lots of other books by disabled people about living with disabilities. You’ll see them in my new TBR list below.
Martha Moody by Susan Stinson was a great book, beautifully written and full of emotions I’m not used to reading about or experiencing. At the end of my post I mentioned that I am giving away several copies of Stinson’s novel, but I haven’t had any takers yet. This made me realized just how many of you don’t live in the U.S. I don’t want to exclude anyone, but mailing a book out of the country is prohibitively expensive. If I don’t hear from anyone, maybe I’ll give away some books as presents!
NEXT WEEK’S BLOG POSTS
Alison Bechdel has a new graphic memoir! Entitled The Secret to Superhuman Strength, Bechdel explores her relationship to mastering all forms of physical activity in an obsessive way, tying in how our cultural environment changes our connection to moving our bodies. Review Tuesday.
Sing, Unburied, Sing was the first novel I’d read by Jesmyn Ward, and I’m glad it’s one I read with my book club buddy, Biscuit. There’s lots to discuss here that likely I would have missed reading on my own. Or, maybe this is just an excellent book club book, leaving open all sorts of avenues for conversation? Review Thursday.
BOOKS ADDED TO THE TBR PILE
Owned Books on TBR at Beginning of Year: 242
Owned Books on TBR Today: 220