Propelling Thoughts in a Pandemic

May 25, 2020

illustration by Charlie Mackesy

This blog began February 9, 2010 (see the very first post here) The Help by Kathryn Stockett was #1 on the bestseller list, The Hurt Locker was about to win the Oscar, Vancouver was embracing Winter Olympic Fever, and the H1N1 Flu pandemic was winding down (say what?!!!) After a pretty reliable first few years, Bedside Table Books began to waver and then revive and then wilt again … poor thing. All along, whenever its writer was not actually writing, she’s continued to maintain regular blog conversations in her head. Worrisome, I know. Now, prompted by a pandemic, I, the Writer, have been propelled back to the blog page with burbling bookish thoughts I am irresistibly inclined to share. Not sure you’re still out there … anyone out there? … but stand by for a few of the most recent compelling, and propelling, thoughts!

To quote the character Babe in the TV show, Grace & Frankie, it’s time to “Get Crackin’ Toots!” 





5 Responses to “Propelling Thoughts in a Pandemic”

  1. Welcome back!

  2. Anonymous Says:

    Yay! I’ve missed hour burbling bookish thoughts. Quick i need a book recommendation!

    • Cathy Mackenzie Says:

      Have you read The Dog Stars?

      • Susan Says:

        Hello CM! Haven’t read this one yet but what a timely premise! Pandemic-lit is sure having its moment. Have you read it? Love to know your thoughts. Coincidentally, I’ve been hearing such good things about the author Peter Heller that one of his new ones (spoiler alert!) is going to make an appearance in the annual (except when it’s not) Summer Reading List. Currently under construction. Thanks for visiting!

  3. Cathy Msckenzie Says:

    welcome back!

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