The Sunday Post #58

Posted 15 November, 2015 by Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews in Memes, Wrap-up Posts / 55 Comments

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The Sunday Post #58 – Weekly Wrap-up

Welcome to my Sunday Post. Thank you toΒ Kimba over at The Caffeinated Reviewer, who is hosting this weekly event. It is the perfect opportunity to share what happened here on my own blog, as well as some of the happenings elsewhere in the Blogosphere.

This is a sad, sad weekend! On Friday evening there were several terrorist attacks in Paris, and I am shocked, still. I don’t even have any words in order to share how awful I think this is, so instead, I’m just sharing a lot of love and many hugs with the French πŸ™ I spent most of the day yesterday crying for the horror and the loss of life, while at the same time being incredibly impressed by the Parisians opening their doors and homes to people in need for a place to spend the night. In the face of great adversity, they managed to stay open and loving, sharing comfort and a place to stay. Then, yesterday, there was this man who brought a piano to the front of Bataclan, where he played Imagine by John Lennon for the crowd that had gathered to show their respects and share their grief.

Later in the day, there was a new hashtag on Twitter, #MeetParisians where several people living in Paris invited tourists to their homes for a meal, a cup of tea, a movie, a glass of wine – so they wouldn’t be alone and bored while visiting. And some tweets were stating it would be easier to be together in their fear, rather than alone and scattered.

This week’s posts:

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Elsewhere in the Blogosphere:

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What have you been up to this past week? Don’t forget to leave me a link so I can come visit your Sunday Post as well.

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you’ve enjoyed your weekend, and that next week will be filled with awesome!

Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews
Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

About Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

Lexxie is a grad student in English Language and Literature, an avid reader, blogger, compulsive one-clicker and a genre omnivore. Ever since she learnt how to read she has been seen with a book or two in her hands everywhere she goes.

55 responses to “The Sunday Post #58

  1. Just so awful what happened, I am so sad for them all. I remember crying for days after 9/11 and even now when they have the anniversary of it I still cry just as hard. Those poor people it truly breaks my heart. No one should have to live in fear but it so wonderful to see the world come together, I wish we would do that more often even without tragedy.

    Hugs Lexxie! Have a great week! ox

  2. I love to see people coming together in Paris, even as we mourn with them and support them. Nobody should have to go through that, and our thoughts and prayers are with all our European friends now. Take care, and thanks for sharing that good news of how they are handling it.

  3. When I see some of the lovely reactions, it does make feel a little better. But it’s an awful tragedy and there are so many horrible attacks happening all over the world, it’s just awful. My heart was heavy as I watched late into Friday night/Saturday morning. We do have to focus on the positive though as seems to me to be the only way to fight back and to refuse to terrorised.

  4. I couldn’t stop shaking and crying yesterday too. I’ve been listening to the news again this morning but what struck me is that the French radio talks about Paris all the time, not a word said about Beirut and Bagdad – because we’re so used of seeing people there living through these attacks more often than we do ?… I think about all the Lebanese people living in Paris and how they must have been shocked twice on friday. Anyway ! Life goes on, let’s keep our chin up and our hearts open πŸ™‚

    • We got some news about Beirut and Bagdad on Friday, before we got any news about Paris late at night. And yes, any time terrorists attack is awful. Keeping our hearts open is a very good idea, Iza! I dreamt I was in your library last night… and we ran towards each other and hugged, before you started showing me the second-hand clothes the library was selling to have enough money for new books :O Very strange.

  5. I was at my sister’s house when I learned of the attacks. It stunned me and took some time to catch my breath. The outpouring of love and kindness soothes the soul and I pray for all.

  6. Parisians opening their doors and homes to people in need and to tourists! YEAHH! it is great to see they cannot break people. That kindness and humanity find a way to prevail! Thanks for the sharing the video Lexxie! so uplifting πŸ™‚

  7. I was driving on the toll road when there was a change in the radio program and they announced that the French borders were being shut down. Just a few minutes passed and they were on again with the same broadcast. Such senseless loss. The Parisians are right – it’s easier to cope with fear when you are together; they are kind and supportive to one another as we are from afar.

  8. I had not heard that story about the Parisians starting #MeetParisians and inviting tourists, perhaps frightened away from home, into their homes. I am amazed by their generosity and grace! I can’t imagine… thank you for sharing. You are my connection to that side of the world (besides Ashley at NoseGraze).

    Oh and I cannot wait to see your review for November 9th!!! I must not forget to look for it!!!

  9. I agree it’s been a rough couple of days but I’m so impressed the way that people are opening doors and helping. It restores a little hope in humanity. It’s a sad that it takes such a tragedy to bring people together. On other notes looks like you had a great week week. I Hope this new week will be better for all!!!

    • It is definitely sad that a tragedy made the open doors happen, however, at the same time, it is also a very good way for Parisians to show that they are not broken, they are still going strong!
      I did have a good week, and I hope next week will be awesome… We need that, all of us πŸ™‚

  10. I teared up listening to Imagine…and remembering other murdered people over the years, including John Lennon.

    There is nothing that brings us closer than tragedy…I am still recalling 9/11 and the feeling of brotherhood.

    Thanks for sharing…and for visiting my blog. I’m eager to read November 9.

  11. The man playing the piano is just beautiful and the #MeetParisians is wonderful. As horrific and heartbreaking as this kind of tragedy is it is so wonderful to see how it also brings out the absolute best in people. I’m looking forward to your review of November 9. I’ve seen the book everywhere and can’t wait to hear what people think of it. Have a great week!

  12. These terrorist attacks are horrible, it’s just so sad things like this still happen. Although it’s good to hear how everyone banded together, which makes me have a bit more hope for humanity, knowing there’s a lot of good people too.
    I enjoy your review of November 9 this week, I hope I can get a copy of it soon. Have a great week!

  13. That was beautiful video. No matter what the tragedy seeing strangers get together and help each other reminds us there are only a few horrible people in the world. Thanks for sharing this and I hope you have a good week!

  14. Just when I start to despair in human nature, the generosity of spirit (support from around the world, Parisians opening their homes etc) kicks in and I continue to have hope.

    xx

  15. I hate that this is what the world has to deal with now. So scary, but it was wonderful seeing how the world has come together about this. And is there any song better than Imagine? Especially in this situation. So sad.

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