QOTW: What subject or skill would you like to take a class to learn? (Free, manageable workload, whatever stipulations necessary: what would you like to learn about that would be better to learn from a teacher in a class setting?)
I finished two really excellent but very different books this week: The Final Revival of Opal and Nev by Dawnie Walton and The Book of Accidents by Chuck Wendig. Also still reading A World on the Wing, about bird migration, but I haven’t been in a nonfiction mood.
QOTW: My want-to-learn list is very long, but I think physics and calculus would need a real human teacher for me to learn. I wish I had taken more science and higher math courses in high school.
Getaway by Zoje Stage (really don’t want to go hiking now)
The Maid by Nita Prose (this seems to be heavily pushed but I didn’t think it was that good)
Reckless Girls by Rachel Hawkins (another book about remote areas! I liked it better than her first book)
Ghosts by Dolly Alderson (I really enjoyed this!)
The Final Girl Support Group by Grady Hendrix (really predictable)
I taught myself how to weave on a rigid heddle loom recently and it would be nice to take a class on some techniques in person. It’s exhausting trying to find videos that are well done and what I want.
I've been reading The Other Black Girl but I am not far enough in to really have an opinion.
QOTW: My first instinct was a language (I still can't choose between Spanish and French) but I think they have decent virtual options. Instead, I think photography would be great and definitely lend itself more to in person.
I’m reading The Rose Code by Kate Quinn and enjoying it very much, I have an affinity for stuff about Bletchley Park.
QOTW: Swimming lessons. I’ve been contemplating doing this so I can swim laps at the local pool and look like I know what I’m doing. I know enough basic. strokes from childhood lessons but haven’t really gotten good at swimming.
Post by litskispeciality on Jul 27, 2021 11:28:08 GMT -5
I made some good progress on Firefly Lane, and started (about 55% there) The Night Swim. I can't wait to discuss!
QOTW: I'd love to formally learn how to knit or crochet more than scarves and squares. I've had a really hard time finding lessons pre-COVID. I'd also love learning another language and then finally traveling to use it.