Not-So-Quarantine Reads #3

Sunday, June 7, 2020

Sooo it seems that the quarantine is over? I don't really know. I'm pretty sure neither do you, wherever you are. Serbia, my country, ended the lockdown a while ago—but I don't know what to think of it. Cafes and restaurants are back. Theaters and cinemas are not. I think they recently passed the bill allowing congregations of up to 1,000 people. A bit too many, perhaps?? At first it felt strange to go for a coffee. Now it doesn't anymore. I went back to my family's place for three weeks, because I'm still working from home. I was surprised to see that, unlike in the capital, NO ONE was wearing masks there. It was as if the coronavirus never existed. Around the same time, people stopped wearing them everywhere. Now a majority of people everywhere just don't wear any protection. What a weird feeling—you know the virus is still circulating in the society, but I feel like life has gone straight back to normal, apart from working at home part. That part, I must admit, I really like :)

So, because I wasn't so diligent with the Quarantine Reads when the quarantine was taking place, I think this is my last one pandemic-related edition. I'll continue with the normal Weekend Reads for a while, but I discovered that I had developed a strange relationship with them as well. I'll write about it at some point. In the meantime, check out my non-reads post that emerged last week if you'd like, and enjoy the reads. And the remaining of the weekend. Though is it really weekend? Who knows. 

Friends are breaking up over social distancing. Honestly, I was quite surprised several times when I saw photos of my friends in groups of people! 

Swans for relief—this is lovely, ballet dancers from over the world dancing to the same music, and it's all part of a charity program.

My PTSD can be a weight. But in this pandemic, it feels like a superpower. This was such a cool read, and my heart goes out to anyone who can relate.

Have you watched this? It was high on my list, and I finally did the other night. What can I say? I felt as if I got a crash course in how to use hallucinogens. Was that the point? 😂

I know Mother’s Day has passed, but this is nevertheless a beautiful read. How motherhood changed mothers. (NYT)

How coronavirus is changing the dating game for the better. This sounds uplifting! But when I sent it to my friend who’s swiping left and right, she said that she was honestly feeling exhausting. I can relate to that too. It is a pandemic after all. (NYT)

In defense of a good cry. Oh, yes! Thank you. (NYT)

I want need this book.

Several years ago I shared some of the paintings from the Gluten Free Museum… here are some new ones. :D 

Oops, is this the end of Airbnb?

Why it’s so hard to text people back during the pandemic. Loved this.

Have a lovely Sunday, and take care.


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