Sunday, July 2, 2023

Sunday Salon: It's Summerrrrrrr and That Means... Reading.


Sunday means bagels, TV, chilling out. We're supposed to get storms here today so that means staying home, dressing for comfort and doing some reading and piano and computer stuff for the upcoming week- drafting blog posts, working on my Substack and so on. My Substack will include a feature on free online resources for writers so if that's something that interests you, you should subscribe (you can find the link in the "About Me" tab).

I also got a huge project to work on from YIVO, an 86-page transcription project, describing the photo archive of a photographer and writer named Alter Kacyzne who died in a pogrom in Poland in 1939. He had a US visa and could have left for America at any time, but chose not to. So that's very sad. His daughter survived and lived until 1999, and worked to preserve his legacy. It’s fascinating and I really appreciate both being of service to an organization that does such important work, and the opportunity to learn about Jewish history through the work I’m doing.

So I'm going to be working on that today and picking out a new book to read since I finished If I Had Your Face last night. I'll review it soon.

I have no plans for the Fourth beyond walking down the river to watch fireworks and cooking up some dumplings with my husband. That's ok. Summer fun is on the way, just not right now.

What are you working on today? I hope it's a good nap or a yummy snack. Have a great Sunday!

1 comment:

Literary Feline said...

Did you end up getting the expected storms? I love a good summer storm, especially if I'm nice and cozy inside. Yesterday I dragged the family out to pick out new glasses for both my daughter and I as we both had new prescriptions to fill. Now we wait two weeks for them to come in. Otherwise, it was a relatively peaceful day.

Good luck with the YIVO project. It sounds like it will be quite interesting and like a very important and worthwhile project.

Have a good week, Marie.