7-Imp’s 7 Kicks #606: Featuring Night Out

h1 September 30th, 2018 by jules


I am sharing a picture book review today, if you’re so inclined to read it. Over at the Horn Book, they’ve posted my review of Daniel Miyares’ Night Out (Schwartz & Wade, May 2018). That is here.

I’m keeping things short today, because I’m hoping to take some time off all week, starting … well, today! Do tell me your kicks this week. Mine are not that I’ll be taking some time off from work (which I am happy about, because that’s always hard for this workaholic to do). My kicks are, one to seven, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford.

Since it was such a hard week, especially for women, do shine some light if you can.

(Oh, and I almost forgot the note for any new readers: 7-Imp’s 7 Kicks is a weekly meeting ground for taking some time to reflect on Seven(ish) Exceptionally Fabulous, Beautiful, Interesting, Hilarious, or Otherwise Positive Noteworthy Things from the past week, whether book-related or not, that happened to you. New kickers are always welcome.)

5 comments to “7-Imp’s 7 Kicks #606: Featuring Night Out

  1. Jules, what a fun book. Enjoy your time away from work. It has been hard this week. Places like here brings community and comfort. I hope that we’ll begin to see a change in culture.
    My kicks:
    1. I subbed on Friday. Lots of hugs.
    2. Had lunch and met a cousin for the first time ever. On my Moms side.
    3. Dinner with high school friends up from California.
    4. Cleaning out clothes.
    5. The beautiful autumn weather.
    6. The courage of women speaking up.
    7. The courage of Christine Blasey Ford.
    Have a great week.

  2. Good morning, Imps! I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend. 🙂

    Hello to the happy turtle and the boy with a lantern.

    Jules: Enjoy your time off! Well-deserved.

    Jone: Hi to your cousin, your friends, and your students!

    (Why stop at three cheers?)

    My kicks from the last week:
    1) Voice
    2) Truth
    3) Courage
    4) Compassion
    5) Perseverance
    6) Conversations
    7) Unwavering

  3. What a gorgeous image of the little boy shining a light in the darkness astride his turtle.

    Jules – enjoy your time off! I echo your kick of Dr. Ford

    Jone – Fall is certainly here. Feels like it happened overnight. Hooray for lunches, dinners, meeting family, and enjoying the fall weather.

    LW – Bug yes to Seven Cheers for Courage! Your kicks perfectly sum up this week for so many people. Here’s to Turth, Courage and Persistence.

    My kicks this week:
    1) Dr. Christine Blasey Ford
    2) The two women who confronted Jeff Flake in the elevator – their courage and persistence and outrage were breathtakingly beautiful.
    3) Supportive communities everywhere, in real life and online, especially this one.
    4) The whole country being riveted to political process – while at times hard to watch it was amazing that everywhere I went on Thursday people were either watching, listening, or otherwise engaged in paying attention to a major event in our country. I can’t help but hope good things will come of that.
    5) Whoever runs the official Madeleine L’Engle Twitter account was on it this week, seeing these 2 quotes tweeted Thursday were much needed and heartening: “Stay angry, little Meg,” Mrs Whatsit whispered. “You will need all your anger now.” and: Important corollary, dear ones, from Mrs Whatsit: “I give you my love, Meg. Never forget that. My love always.”
    6) Watched Black Panther and the women were such badasses! Loved it.
    7) Sweet Daisy, snuggle time with her is always a great recharge.
    7.5) Hope. In honor of hope and fight and persistence, one more Madeleine L’Engle quote for the coming week: “There are still stars which move in ordered and beautiful rhythm. There are still people in this world who keep promises.”

    Wishing everyone a hope filled week with more good news than bad.

  4. Rachel: Yes to hope, always! Hugs to Daisy, always. Thank you for sharing the quotes.

  5. Jone, is kick #2 a result of the DNA testing you did? Love that you subbed. Here’s to the courage it takes to speak up.

    Little Willow: Love that series of strong, bad-ass kicks.

    Rachel: I love your second kick. That was heartbreaking to watch/hear, but it’s amazing that it made a difference. All your kicks give me hope, but I am especially grateful you shared that last one.

    Hugs to all!

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