What did YOU buy today? May 2020

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What did YOU buy today? May 2020

toukokuu 19, 2020, 3:12 pm

Bought a few ebooks from the sale at my local bookstore:
All by P. C. Doherty: The Mask of Ra,
The Horus Killings,
The Slayers of Seth,
The Anubis Slayings and
The Amerotke Omnibus
as well as Blumen des Todes = Flowers of death by Douglas Lindsay.

toukokuu 19, 2020, 5:00 pm

>2 ReneeMarie: P.C. Doherty also wrote the Brother Athelstan series under the name "Paul Harding."

I loved the first book, The Nightingale Gallery, own the (unread) second book Red Slayer, and have not encountered any of the later books. Not sure if they're being traditionally published.

Still no books bought. But I did order some masks after I gave up finding them in stores. A week ago I finally found sanitizer & wipes in my grocery store.

Still no word on when I'll be going back to the bookstore. I think they're doing curbside & shipping out, but not open.

The Republicans got 4 right-wing members of the Wisconsin Supreme Court (including one who had just been voted out) to say the state's public health officer couldn't extend an emergency rule/order to stay safer-at-home. They ignored the statute (252.02) under which safer-at-home had been issued.


The tavern league said bars should go ahead and open, and they were filled the same day with people not socially distancing or wearing masks. The same people the Republican legislature said could be trusted to "do the right thing."

And the governor knows better than to expect that legislature to work at a gradual opening -- they've said they want NO restrictions. Some cities and counties (mostly places that have or are very near hot spots) are trying to put safer-at-home into effect locally. And now people are bitching about the very thing the Republicans said they wanted -- for the restrictions to take into account local conditions, rather than blanket the state.

I'm worried about the Coronavirus Marys (think Typhoid Mary) out there. And I'm worried about getting verbally and physically attacked for wearing masks at work or otherwise in public.

It's not just Europe where these things are happening.

Stay safe, and stay healthy, and don't be sorry for your purchases.