We’ve had a stressful year and a stressful November. All of the following happened in November. My husband and I are recovering from COVID-19. He was diagnosed November 12. Both of us had symptoms. My symptoms were not as severe as his. Also, my husband ended up with a sinus infection and asthma flare-up. We are thankful our doctor office and health insurance provides online doctor appointments. He was on 3 prescriptions. I’m happy to report he recently retested negative for COVID and can return to work. I wrote and posted 2 reviews during my sickness. It was very difficult to think, edit, and create book reviews. My brain was not functioning at full capacity. I apologize if those reviews were substandard. In addition to being sick, our daughter-in-law, Christina, had a mini-stroke; and, the medication she was prescribed caused a severe allergic reaction. At this time Christina is fine. She is back at work. We don’t know what the neurologist will decide to do about another medication. Our niece, Kim, had 3 brain surgeries to clean an abscess infection from her brain. She still has left side paralysis. She is home and recovering slowly. My neighbor and best friend is going through stage 4 metastatic breast cancer. Another neighbor had a major stroke. Another neighbor had double pneumonia and was in the hospital. And, we are currently church homeless. Our church decided to become a food bank. There is no pastor or other staff at the building.
Banned Books Week is an annual event bringing readers a chance to celebrate a love of reading in freedom. It also focuses on the hope to end censoring books in schools and libraries. To read more information about Banned Books Week: ALA office for intellectual freedom. To read a list of books often challenged: Frequently Challenged Books.