Quote of the Day – April 14, 2020

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How to Cope Through Social Distancing

I was going to start this blog post with “In these distressing times” but I don’t think I need to give any more attention on how stressful and anxiety-inducing this situation. The coronavirus has caused most of society to take a step back from the normal routines of their daily lives and slow down, something that I feel most people feel that they are incapable of doing. Most of us, by choice or requirement, are self-isolating ourselves in which cabin fever can hit people hard (I went through it during the NYC Transit Strike and it is not pretty).

Social distancing, what may be a scary term, can also be an enlightening and interesting adventure. You can take this time of uncertainty to learn more about yourself. Just ask any of your fellow introverts and to them, social distancing is a blessing in disguise. Even though staying at home is the dream, just being cooped up can cause anyone to go insane.

So if you are trying to keep yourself sane and entertain yourself at the same time, here are some sure-fire ways that will get you through this “period”. They might be mundane, they might not provide the same social stimulation that a bar or a restaurant gives, but instead, you’ll receive intellectual and mind boosting simulation. Continue reading “How to Cope Through Social Distancing”

Book Review: Goodbye, Perfect by Sara Barnard

Format: Hardcover

Pages: 384 pages

Published: January 29, 2019 (first published February 8th 2018)

Publisher: Simon Pulse

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary Continue reading “Book Review: Goodbye, Perfect by Sara Barnard”

Immigrant Crisis: Books To Expand Our Point of View

Immigration has always been a hot topic. However, these past few days have caused the immigration issue become front and center. If you are like me, the images of migrant children being separated from their parents has not only left me angered and disgusted by these actions, but it has also left me heartbroken and more aware of what is really going on in our society. Continue reading “Immigrant Crisis: Books To Expand Our Point of View”

Book Review: Something Happened in Our Town: A Child’s Story about Racial Injustice by Marianne Celano, Marietta Collins, Ann Hazzard and Jennifer Zivoin

Format: Hardcover

Pages: 32 pages

Published: March  1, 2018

Publisher: Magination Press

Genre: Children, Nonfiction Continue reading “Book Review: Something Happened in Our Town: A Child’s Story about Racial Injustice by Marianne Celano, Marietta Collins, Ann Hazzard and Jennifer Zivoin”

Book Review: I Am Alfonso Jones by Tony Medina; Illustrated by John Jennings and Stacey Robinson

34099859Format: Paperback

Pages: 168 pages

Published:  2017

Publisher: Tu Books

Genre: Graphic Novels

Continue reading “Book Review: I Am Alfonso Jones by Tony Medina; Illustrated by John Jennings and Stacey Robinson”