Sunday, August 7, 2022

Sunday Salon

Well I had Covid, and now I'm better, and spent most of the last two weeks asleep. And reading. But mostly asleep.

This weekend has been about resting and regrouping. I also said goodbye to my job of three years at Greenlight Bookstore in Brooklyn after much thought and conversation with my husband. It was a valuable experience and I will forever grateful to them for the support they offered my family during the pandemic by allowing me to work from home but it was time to move on. For the rest of the summer I'm going to take a much needed break, and start looking for what's next.

In the meantime there are always books. I'm sure my next job will be in the book world. I don't have any particular plans right now; maybe I'll pick up a volunteer shift at the local charity bookshop, and I've been doing some at-home volunteering for the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research. I'd like to try volunteering in person there as well, once a week or so. I had a shift scheduled but I had to cancel because of Covid. 

The day I got sick we were planning on a bookstore trip. I hope to make that up soon!

And there's music. I hope to get back to piano lessons soon. I'm pleased to say that after a week of sleeping I can play as well as I did before. Which may not be saying much but it's saying something.

I also started a shop on; here you can find curated lists of favorite books right now and I'm going to add more lists over time. I receive a small commission on sales with more going to independent bookstores across the country.


Mystica said...

Welcome back. I hope you make a complete recovery very fast.

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Glad you have recovered Marie. Most of our family have avoided COVID for 2+ years but, the last few months several, even the boosted ones couldn't avoid it. Hopefully, now you are feeling good as new. Good luck with your future bookish endeavors.

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

I'm glad you are recovering well, Marie. My dad's wife is always saying she thinks everyone will eventually get it, and it seems like, with this variant, that is happening.

Good luck in finding your next happy place in the book world.