Tag: The Radium Girls

June Wrap Up

June Wrap Up

June is already gone, and what an unexpected month it has been.  For me, June has been a month that has required patience – at work and at home, and with my reading.  As I write this, though, my house is peacefully quiet and it smells like barbecue pulled pork, so it important to find all the little things are cling to them lovingly. All in all, June has been a good month.  It went by so fast, but doesn’t it seem like they all do, by the time we hit the wrap up?   Y’all know how I keep […]

Posted June 25, 2018 in Checking In // 15 Comments //
The Radium Girls by Kate Moore

The Radium Girls by Kate Moore

These womens’ story is heartbreaking and absolutely needs to be told. The Radium Girls worked in luminous paint factories across the United States.  Factories like these existed worldwide, but it was the American plants that told the girls to follow a process called “lip, dip, paint”.  This process involved sticking the paintbrush in their mouth and twisting it to get a nice point, dipping it in the paint, and painting the dials.  The girls weren’t permitted to use water – it would waste too much of the precious substance.  They did this over and over again.  Day after day. The […]

Posted June 19, 2018 in Reviews // 2 Comments //
Beachside Reads for the Non-Beachside Person

Beachside Reads for the Non-Beachside Person

The last time I can remember actually being at the beach was summer 2016.  We were on vacation in Maine with our friends and we all decided to go to Old Orchard Beach.  I went, and spent a great deal of time following their toddler around and NOT going in the water.  Two reasons: The Northern Atlantic Ocean is cold.  Even in June. As it turns out there are THINGS in the ocean.  Things that didn’t bother when I was nine, but now am super aware of.  Like jellyfish.  And giant squids.  Odds of seeing a giant squid?  Low.  Not gonna […]

Posted June 19, 2018 in Memes // 26 Comments //
Mid-Year Freak Out Tag! (2018)

Mid-Year Freak Out Tag! (2018)

I really wanted to do this tag last year, and it just didn’t work out with my posting schedule.  This year, I bookmarked the tag from the lovely Lia @ Lost in a Story and I am ready to DO THIS THING. ARE YOU READY TO FREAK OUT?! The Best Book You’ve Read So Far in 2018 Gosh this one is hard.  I’ve read a lot of really fantastic books so far this year and it’s so hard to pick JUST ONE.  I think I have to go with Tess of the Road, because it’s the one that spoke to me […]

Posted June 18, 2018 in Tags // 7 Comments //