Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Q: Quarantine, Quiet Days, Q-Anon, Queue, Q Titles


#AtoZChallenge 2021 April Blogging from A to Z Challenge letter Q

Quarantine, Quiet Days, Q-Anon, Queue, Q Titles

It was hard to go without mentioning quarantine, one of the words of the year 2020. I cannot remember hearing the word more than once in any given year. Here is a history of quarantines that occurred as a result of past epidemics and pandemics. It was one of the things that made me panic upon hearing.

Having to stay home after the quarantine was ordered led to many quiet days, with very little to do. While at home, one of the things I did was watch a lot of Youtube videos, and on one such day, came across these two songs about quarantine. (I will be talking more about these and other song parodies in a couple days).

And these are just two of many such quarantine parody songs. These I liked the most. Do a search for more. These are hilarious.

As I have said, I still get DVDs from Netflix and one of the things I looked at day after day was to see what movies I had in my queue. One that had been in the queue for some time was a little-known miniseries version of Little Women from 1978.  I bring this up because the first disc (it is a two-disc series) arrived during the last full week of March after quarantine began and there is a quarantine storyline of sorts in the series: Amy forced to stay with the girls' dreaded great-aunt when Beth comes down with scarlet fever, so that Amy won't get the scarlet fever, too. Meg and Jo had both already had it. 

I honestly did not want to talk about Q-Anon, but it's one of the things I could not escape hearing once the riot broke out in the Capitol in January. The name just sounded weird to me. And it started with Q, one of the tricky letters of the alphabet. And that's all I'm going to say for this one 🙂

Every year I have done the A to Z reading challenge and once the library was shutdown, I had to search the Overdrive digital library for a title beginning with Q. I then remembered hearing about this title and looked it up. I had to wait, but at least it wasn't one of the titles that a had six-month wait. It arrived on the last day of March and I finished it that day. For this year's A to Z reading, I read this book. I believe I saw  it at the library early last year before the shutdown, but didn't pick it up then. I guess I thought I had enough time, not knowing what lay ahead. When I borrowed the above mentioned e-book title, the library had just shutdown and it looked like I was going to have to rely on e-books. I still had a Z title to find as well (more on that when we get to Z, of course) and had already gotten an X book (again, more when we get to that one!) All this was before curbside pickup began. FYI, because these letters are so tricky, the letter can be found anywhere in the title.


Ending for today.


  1. Great post for the letter Q and boy do they ever describe 2020 perfectly!

  2. Hari OM
    It's interesting that over your way it was called what it actually was - ie quarantine - whilst here it was 'lockdown'. At least the q-word explains why we are being incarcerated - lockdown just sounds like police state at work!!! YAM xx

    1. Actually, we used the term "lockdown" too and "shutdown" as well. It all varied. Either way, it made me panic :)

  3. We used Quarantine and lockdown as well. Individuals were/are in quarantine, communities in lockdown.