{Mirror Mirror} May Updates

Posted June 1, 2020 by Leah in Discussion, Memes & Features, Stacking the Shelves / 8 Comments

Mirror Mirror is the monthly feature that combines Stacking the Shelves with goings on in my life.

Hello! Another month is written into history. It was not without its challenges and heartache (and there has been so much heartache on a national level), but I hope you’re all doing well wherever you are.


What I’ve Been Up To

I’m still working from home and, starting Monday June 1st, will also be assisting with a hotline to get meals to senior citizens around the city. I’ve been going for walks almost every day now. It’s getting easier to dodge other people I see since I’m very weary about exposure to COVID-19.ย  I live with family members who are part of the vulnerable population.

There’s been some TV watching. I’m a huge fan of What We Do in the Shadows on FX; season 2 is in full swing. It’s hilarious and I highly recommend it.

I showed my aunt this movie called I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore, a quirky drama comedy (?) about a woman who’s going through an existential crisis which only gets deeper when she’s robbed. Elijah Wood plays her martial arts-obsessed neighbor and he’s brilliant in it. I might be a tad biased since I love him so much.


What I Read

Graphic novels have definitely become one of my must-read formats during this time. I’ve been lucky to find a majority of these on the library apps I use.

Best book of the Month: NIMONA. Why I had waited this long to read it, I have no idea, but I’m glad I did.


Book Haul

It’s become obvious that this period of my life is defined by buying books. I have purchased more books in the past couple of months than I have compared to last year.

If you are able to, consider donating to groups who are working toward and speaking up for change. A few are listed below.

The George Floyd Memorial Fund

Black Visions Collective

Northside Funders Group

Onward to June.




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8 responses to “{Mirror Mirror} May Updates

  1. A hotline for seniors sounds like a fabulous idea! I just bought Trail of Lightning last month, and I can’t wait to read it! I’ve seen it around a lot, and it seems like so many people like it. Hope June picks up a bit (for everyone, please and thanks lol). Stay safe!

    • Leah

      Trail of Lightning was action-packed and I enjoyed it immensely. I hope you like it, too.

      Working the hotline has definitely been a learning experience. ๐Ÿ˜ฌ And yes, letโ€™s see what the rest of June brings.

      Stay safe as well!

  2. Lots of graphic novels up there. I had started Laura Dean, but the eFormat didn’t have the pop out frames, so the font was too small for me to read on my Fire. I have to try again, when I can get a physical copy. Hope you enjoy them all, and good luck with the new hotline gig. That’s a very rewarding thing to be a part of.

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