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What’s New Wednesday? Week 25!

muleMorning guys and happy national mule day!  I don’t have much to say on this subject so we’re moving on lol.

What’s new with me?

It’s been a slow week.  I have mostly been working.  Warren and I have been discussing getting solar panels on our house (for my friends is the U.S., there is still a rather large tax credit for this).  We (I) have decided that it is not financially feasible at this time.  Poor Warren, this is one of his new obsessions.

What’s new in news?

“The Jungle”, a refugee camp in Calais, France, has begun a full evacuation.  Out of the 6,000 people, about 2,000 left voluntarily on buses Monday.  They are taken to centers (read: abandoned hospitals and such) where they can either apply for asylum or face deportation.  As we all know, applying for asylum does not necessarily mean getting it… especially with the large number of refugees.  This, after all, is only one camp of many.  My heart goes out to the refugees, I hope they find a safe home.   Read full story here.

What’s new in books? 

I have recently discovered a book called Kids of Appetite, by David Arnold.  I may have to get this one, it sounds great!  I am just going to place the blurb from Goodreads here, because it is awesome.

Victor Benucci and Madeline Falco have a story to tell.
It begins with the death of Vic’s father.
It ends with the murder of Mad’s uncle.
The Hackensack Police Department would very much like to hear it.
But in order to tell their story, Vic and Mad must focus on all the chapters in between.

This is a story about:

1. A coded mission to scatter ashes across New Jersey.
2. The momentous nature of the Palisades in winter.
3. One dormant submarine.
4. Two songs about flowers.
5. Being cool in the traditional sense.
6. Sunsets & ice cream & orchards & graveyards.
7. Simultaneous extreme opposites.
8. A narrow escape from a war-torn country.
9. A story collector.
10. How to listen to someone who does not talk.
11. Falling in love with a painting.
12. Falling in love with a song.
13. Falling in love.

Well, That’s it for me.  What’s new with you?

Amber

 

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