Inspired by the word "Scourge."
I like the word "scourge." The hard sounds of it pretty much denote its meaning and all the feels for what 2020 has been about over the past 5 months: virus contamination, nursing homes, murder hornets, Asian gypsy moths, flying ant invasion, masks, ventilators, "I can't breathe," vaccines, toilet paper shortage, fever, social distancing, isolation, protests, riots, looting, testing, Hollywood, Epstein's flight log, Seattle CHAZ, Portland ANTIFA, #BLM, elections, power-mad bureaucrats...
As we all know the list keeps going. Hell, I didn't even get to dinosaurs, super Earths, or the weather!
Call me crazy, but what's better than a media-inspired, fear-based, summer reading challenge? 💊😷💀🐝🌍🌡🎥💰💉 I say yessss!
The books already on my shelf that had inspirational Covid-19 titles are:
1.) That Summer by Sarah Dessen
2.) Greetings from Witness Protection! by Jake Burt
3.) The Scourge by Jennifer A. Nielsen
4.) Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
5.) Where the World Ends by Geraldine McCaughrean
Wish me luck! If I get depressed I'll try to find a cute book about bats instead. Less because of China's wet market and more because I want a bat habitat house. Check out this cool place: Nice Nests in Twisp, Washington. *swoon* Too cute!
Bat Box by Patrick Hannigan
"Nice Nests, not just for the birds."