Quotes For A Coronavirus Sampler

  • Anonymous:
    “Nothing says vaccinations like a stripper pole.”
  • Dr. Anthony Fauci:
    "“If you are fully vaccinated, you don’t have to worry about anything." Angela Rasmussen: “We will not be living like this forever. Vaccination is your ticket to getting back to a normal life.”
  • Carolyn Hax:
    "Know, too, there’s no single code for “how to keep going.” There is only whatever works — and that can even mean just staggering from day to terrible day, food-work-sleep, until things change. Because things will change. They always do."
  • NotTheRedBaron:
    "Reading about interesting times is fascinating. Living through interesting times is very much not."
  • Ginny S:
    “I value things like my friends, my school, my teachers, so much more now. I know that I can lose them at a moment's notice, or even less. And I've been able to speak out more, because when every day might lead to your death, there's no payoff to keeping silent. I've learned that adults are not completely useless, but they sure as hell don't actually know much about the world. I've learned that we have to save this world, because of course we do.”
  • Michael Fazio (NYT)
    “The outside world doesn’t work very well right now, so we really have to create our own inside world,”
  • Ken Sofer:
    "I've seen enough of 2020 to know that the actual worst-case scenario is often much worse than my envisioned worst-case scenario,"
  • Linda Holmes:
    "And it is not lost on me that my year has been much better than most. Much easier than most. And still, I have been so challenged, so unhappy, so anxious. I don't even know how to wrap my head around it."
  • hanov3r:
    "We don't know when *waves hands* all of THIS is going to end. And that feels HUGE and insurmountable and makes me want to curl up in the foetal position with my numbing agent of choice and never get up again. If you look at the entirety of all of THIS, it's almost beyond the scope of imaging, and it becomes everything. But, today? Today ends. And tomorrow may be different. It may not be, but today has an end, and I can get to the end of today. Whether I can get to the end of tomorrow's "today" is up to tomorrow's hanov3r."
  • Your Childhood Pet Rock:
    "I'm going to just hate myself in a corner and continue my own shutdown as best as I can."

Speed-Reading List

  • Naomi Novik: The Last Graduate
    Reviewed January 17. (****)
  • Mel Brooks: All About Me! My Remarkable Life in Show Business
    Reviewed January 16. (****)
  • Robin Talley: The Love Curse of Melody McIntyre
    Reviewed January 15. (****)
  • Katherine Center: Happiness for Beginners
    Reviewed December 31. (***)
  • Alexis Coe: You Never Forget Your First: A Biography of George Washington
    Reviewed December 30. (***)
  • John W. Dean: Warren G. Harding
    Reviewed December 29. (***)
  • Jolenta Greenberg and Kristen Meinzer.: How To Be Fine: What We Learned From Living By The Rules Of 50 Self-Help Books
    Reviewed December 14. (***)
  • Katherine Center: How To Walk Away
    Reviewed December 12. (****)
  • Jennifer Lynn Barnes: The Hawthorne Legacy
    Reviewed December 5. (****)
  • Diana Ma: Heiress Apparently
    Reviewed December 4. (****)
  • Mariah Carey with Michaela Angela Davis: The Meaning of Mariah Carey
    Reviewed December 1. (***)
  • Mariko Turk: The Other Side of Perfect
    Reviewed November 20. (****)
  • Nicole Galland: Master of the Revels
    Reviewed November 16. (****)
  • David Michaelis: Eleanor
    Reviewed November 12. (****)
  • Olga Khazan: Weird: The Power of Being an Outsider in an Insider World
    Reviewed November 8. (****)
  • Stephen P. Kiernan: Universe of Two
    Reviewed November 6. (****)
  • Christina Lauren: In A Holidaze
    Reviewed November 5. (****)
  • Lana Harper: Payback's A Witch
    Reviewed November 4. (***)
  • Daisy Goodwin: Victoria
    Reviewed October 29. (****)
  • Becky Chambers: The Galaxy and the Ground Within
    Reviewed October 23. (****)
  • Alexandria Bellefleur: Written In The Stars
    Reviewed October 19. (***)
  • Robert Sobel: Coolidge
    Reviewed October 17. (***)
  • Katherine Center: Things You Save in a Fire
    Reviewed October 18. (****)
  • Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton and Jodi Meadows: My Plain Jane
    Reviewed October 9. (****)
  • Jean Edward Smith: FDR
    Reviewed October 7. (****)
  • Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, Jodi Meadows: My Contrary Mary
    Reviewed October 6. (****)
  • Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton and Jodi Meadows: My Lady Jane
    Reviewed September 30. (****)
  • Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton and Jodi Meadows: My Calamity Jane
    Reviewed September 28. (****)
  • Rachel Cohn and David Levithan: Mind the Gap, Dash and Lily
    Reviewed September 26. (****)
  • Kathleen Center: What You Wish For
    Reviewed September 23. (****)
  • Jennifer Lynn Barnes: The Inheritance Games
    Reviewed September 20. (***)
  • Naomi Novik: A Deadly Education
    Reviewed September 19. (****)
  • Danielle Steel: Royal
    Reviewed September 18. (***)
  • Seanan McGuire: When Sorrows Come
    Reviewed September 15. (****)
  • Suzanne Park: The Perfect Escape
    Reviewed September 9. (***)
  • Tirzah Price: Pride and Premeditation
    Reviewed September 7. (***)
  • Rodger Streitmatter: Empty Without You: The Intimate Letters of Eleanor Roosevelt and Lorena Hickok
    Reviewed September 6. (****)
  • Sarah Henning: The Queen Will Betray You
    Reviewed September 5. (***)
  • By Joseph E. Persico.: Franklin and Lucy: President Roosevelt, Mrs. Rutherfurd, and the Other Remarkable Women in His Life
    Reviewed September 1. (****)

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March 24, 2021


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