This Is Lockdown: COVID19 Diaries Flash Fiction Poetry Kindle Edition
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- ASIN : B08CD1MCFB
- Publisher : Kyrosmagica Publishing (July 20, 2020)
- Publication date : July 20, 2020
- Language: : English
- File size : 6076 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 250 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,676,534 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Mallon kicks off the book with a handful of tributes and mentions to a dozen or so wonderful bloggers and writers, many of whom I've gotten to know in the last year. While I won't name everyone, as there are a couple I haven't had the privilege of meeting, you can see them all in the author link here in Goodreads or on Amazon. I can tell you this is a great way to get to know new writers, especially with the helpful author bios near the end.
Hearing the perspective of another person's life during COVID-19 is inspirational and concerning... only because you feel for them and what they're going through. To see the impacts on MJ's family, in particular her parents, is hard to witness in writing. I can't imagine what they felt outside of these journal entries. Between a plumbing flood, insect bites, and grocery store insanity, there was a ton of road blocks in the UK. I know we felt them here in the US too, but to see the differences, and to watch the rising counts of deaths and infections, is scary. I felt a few problems here in NYC, but we were lucky enough to get delivery on everything (except sanitizer and toilet paper!). I also had grocery store delivery each week, which meant I didn't have to venture out.
MJ surprised me in some of her journal entries too. What a wonderful mention of my book and our interviews together - I am grateful. Hearing what she was doing day by day helps you feel like part of her life. Rather than judge true 'writing' here (while it's good... and some of the poems and stories make you think critically)... I'd rather recommend this for the personal connection levels MJ offers... from her family's way of dealing with hibernation to how difficult it was to hear bad news from others... or if you suddenly felt warm or had a cough, what did it mean? This is a relatively quick and easy read because it's broken down in small pieces and allows you to read in sections without forgetting about past plot or specific characters. Wonderful insight into what it might be like to have lunch with her one day!
You'll find some poetry and short fiction from a few amazing writers, links to helpful sites and informational places, notes on other blogger's posts about COVID, and upcoming news about all these great authors. It's a collection that allows you to decide which most interest you and to find bunches of more books to read. I look forward to visiting more blogs as a result of this collection. I hope you do too!