So, this month has been ridiculous, on a personal front and a work front, which has meant that my blogging has not been the best it can be.
On the work front, one of my coworkers had to go onto short term disability during her cancer treatment, and then the flu struck the newsroom. For the last week, we had two or three reporters in a 6 person newsroom. Our editor was out, as was our editorial assistant. It was rough, and I am exhausted.
On a personal note, Boy and I put down a deposit on a rental house, so we’ll have a much larger space to live for the next year! We can start moving in on May 1, which gives us a month to get everything done and get the apartment clean. Which also means we have to find a way to get the half-melted carpet pad off of the painted concrete floor without having to repaint it. If anyone has suggestions, please share, cause we honestly don’t know how to get it off the floor! Fun times, right?
Boy also got a job, which will make things 1000 times easier for us financially. We’re thrilled!
Anyway, here’s your many, many links! Enjoy. I particularly enjoyed writing the journalism piece that’s starred. It was very fun.
Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly | Hope in Nautical Dusk by Miri Castor | The New Old Me by Meredith Maran | we carry the sky by McKayla Robbin | The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco | Timekeeper by Tara Sim | A Crown of Wishes by Roshani Chokshi | This is Where You Belong by Melody Warnick | salt. by Nayyirah Waheed | Blue Horizon 1 by Ted R. Blasingame | Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones* | Jane Crow: The Life of Pauli Murray by Rosalind Rosemberg* | The Paths We Choose by M. Hollis |
* is used to denote still reading at the time of publication
The Secret Life of Anna Blanc Review | The Summer that Melted Everything Review | The Secret Life of Anna Blanc Author Interview | The Bone Witch Review | Piecing Me Together Character Interview | Queens of Geek Review | Hope in Nautical Dusk Review | Flaming Aces & Arrows Anthology – An Announcement | The New Old Me Review | Shadowshaper Review | Timekeeper Review & Author Interview | City of Strife Character Interview | we carry the sky Review | A Crown of Wishes Review | The Paths We Choose Review |
Actual Journalism Done:
Two new restaurants expected to open in Chatham in March | Departments seek salary increases, staff across board | Construction, fundraising continues for Pittsylvania County animal shelter | Author to talk placemaking Thursday in Danville stop | Ideas pop up at workshop on loving where you live | *Letter asks candidate to stop portraying himself as working on behalf of county* | Pittsylvania Parks & Recreation to take over Chatham Community Center | Testing inspiration: Assembly reminds students they have no limits, no excuses | Fire destroys Danville cabinet shop
What happened in your lives this month, dear followers? Talk to me in the comments and on twitter!