Reading List April To September 2023

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The House In The Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune, The Maid by Nita Prose, The Extraordinary Life Of Sam Hell by Robert Dugoni, and Stolen Focus: Why You Can’t Pay Attention — And How To Think Deeply Again by Johann Hari sound like interesting books based on their Goodreads descriptions.

I think that my female coworker JB mentioned reading The House In The Cerulean Sea a year or two ago, but I could be wrong; that could end up being the next fiction book I read / listen to.

Hopefully we have audio versions of these books, if so, there might be a chance for me to read some or all of them.

Then I can break my book reading record & slump of the last few years.

The end,

  • John Jr

BPL Reader's Group

April: All that Moves Us: A Pediatric Neurosurgeon, His Young Patients, and Their Stories of Grace and Resilience by Jay Wellons. Melinda leads.

May: The Maid by Nita Prose. Susan leads.

June: The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune. Kelly leads.

July: Ellie Dwyer’s Great Escape by Diane Winger. Betsy leads.

August: The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell by Robert Dugoni. Jo leads.

September: Stolen Focus: Why You Can’t Pay Attention — and How to Think Deeply Again by Johann Hari. Amanda leads.

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A Shadetree Mechanic & JB Takes My Towel

This dream took place during the day, and part of this dream involved my dad’s truck being worked on in my parent’s yard by a tall thin somewhat dirty man with light-color skin with somewhat long dark blonde hair.

The man was allegedly an auto mechanic, but he was probably a shadetree mechanic.


Dreaming About The George Floyd Protests / Riots

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Deutsch: Georg-Floyd-Demonstranten an einem Posten der kalifornischen Nationalgarde.
Date	2 June 2020, 13:59:47
Source	Own work
Author	Kriddl
Image Source: Wikimedia Commons

This dream was inspired by the ongoing George Floyd protests / riots and a YouTube video that I saw about them called THE RIOTS | WHAT PEOPLE DON’T UNDERSTAND | Double Toasted by the YouTube channel Double Toasted:


Danistro Or Daneestro?

I woke up remembering several dreams several times, I tried to get myself to record them but I went back to sleep each time, and now I can only remember barely part of several other dreams while the others are forgotten now.

Dream 1

All that I can remember of this dream is that Emma Roberts was possibly in the dream.


Why Should You Read Flannery O’Connor? – Iseult Gillespie

Why should you read Flannery O’Connor? – Iseult Gillespie

What is it?

Recently, I saw a YouTube video by the YouTube channel TED-Ed called Why Should You Read Flannery O’Connor? – Iseult Gillespie:

What is it about?

This is how TED-Ed describes this video:

Find out why Flannery O’Connor, an American novelist, is known as a master of the grotesque in Southern Gothic literature.

Flannery O’Connor scribbled tales of outcasts, intruders and misfits staged in the world she knew best: the American South. She was a master of the grotesque, but her work pushed beyond the purely ridiculous and frightening to reveal the variety and nuance of human character. Iseult Gillespie explores how O’Connor’s endlessly surprising fictional worlds continue to draw readers decades later.

Lesson by Iseult Gillespie, directed by Anton Bogaty.