It was 75 degrees F. this week. Sunny. Warm. My azaleas have bloomed. Our peppers and cucumbers in the hotbox are popping up. Carolina chickadees and mourning doves are at my feeders.
Three collections of comics. Very odd for me. And I liked them all.
Book Love by Debbie Tung
Strange Planet by Nathan W. Pyle
Adulthood is a Myth by Sarah Andersen
I set War and Peace aside while I was in Paris, and it took me a while to get back to my chapter-a-day readalong. When I did, I found I was 29 chapters behind. I was at the most daunting part for me, too, the war parts, the part where I completely stalled out on W&P the last time I tried to read it. I was worried.
I should not have worried. I jumped right back into the book where I'd left off, and I have now caught back up completely. I found the war parts fascinating, as I was those young people, standing on the battlefield for the first time, feeling the fear of being there, the rush of being there. Very surprising.
I have registered for this year's Texas Library Association Conference. It will be held here in Houston at the end of March. What do I have on my schedule? Here are some of the sessions I've bookmarked:
Katherine Center Speaks on Reading for Joy
My Library is Tiny! How to Be Creative with Small Spaces
Top Texas Topaz Picks (Nonfiction)
2x2 Reading List Showcase (Books for Ages 2 to Grade 2)
Recycling Books for Fun, Fashion, and Furniture
Speed Dating with Texas Authors and Illustrators
Books on the Bus: Diversify and Innovate Reading Environments
New Picture Books from Favorite Authors and Illustrators
Literacy and Community Engagement
Hot Off the Press: Great New Books for Grades 4-12
I finally got around to reading (it's a memoir as well as a cookbook) Breaking Bread: A Baker's Journey in 75 Recipes. I like to try out a recipe or two, but many of these recipes were unbelievably daunting (one recipe takes at least three days to prepare). I finally settled on a fairly easy recipe for Butter Biscuits.
We watched the Masterpiece mini-series, Howards End, this week. It started slow, I thought, but, by the end, I loved it. Now I want to read the book.
I'm very happy you found your way to the Sunday Salon. There are no real requirements to linking up at Sunday Salon. Sunday Salon is simply a place for us to link up and to share what we have been doing during the week. Sunday Salon is a great way to visit other blogs and join in the conversations going on there.
Some of the things we often talk about at the Sunday Salon:
- What was your week like?
- Read any good books? Tell us about them.
- What other bookish things did you do?
- What else is going on in your life?
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