I can't seem to read anything but children's books, but I am reading a lot of them. I've read twelve of the 1001 Children's Books You Must Read Before You Grow Up last week. Here's what I read and reviewed:
Seven Little Australians by Ethel Turner (1894)
The Cuckoo Clock by Mrs. Molesworth (1877)
The Rose and the Ring by William Makepeace Thackeray (1855)
Ameliar-anne and the Green Umbrella (1920)
Mind Your Own Business by Michael Rosen (poetry)
The Fortunes of Philippa: A School Story (1906)
The Haunting by Margaret Mahy
I Am Susannah by Libby Gleeson
The New Policeman by Kate Thompson (fantasy)
Nesthäkchen and Her Dolls (1913)
The Family from One End Street by Eve Garnett (1937)
Roule Galette by Natha Caputo (picture book in French)
Have you heard of the Emergency Poet? The Emergency Poet is described as an "experience set up inside a 1970s ambulance. The ambulance is set up at a venue, and patients take part in a free private poetic health consultation with the Emergency Poet, and within 10 minutes will be prescribed an appropriate poem, verse or lyric." I bet it was lots of fun to do this before the coronavirus.
The Emergency Poet: An Anti-Stress Poetry Anthology is a collection of poems often used by Deborah Alma. I'm reading a poem or two a day.
Our face-to-face book group, Third Tuesday Book Club, met on Zoom last week. We didn't really have a lot of book discussion, but it was wonderful to see everyone's faces. We decided to go ahead and try to meet in two weeks rather than a month for our next book, The Giver.
Wow. Book Sales Surge as Readers Seek Escapism and Education. I know I can't keep my Little Free Library full. It empties almost every day.
It looks like one of the few Texas Master Naturalist projects I will be able to do right now is a citizen science project on pollinators. I will be observing ornamentals (annuals or perennials) to help determine their attractiveness to various groups of pollinators in Texas and Oklahoma. For more information, see the Pollinator Project.
1. Brooks Brothers, MLB, a fashion designer, a hockey equipment company, and Under Armour have set to work making face masks and other protective gear. For more good news about how Americans are helping each other during this time, see this article in The Hill. (Thank you, Anne of A Head Full of Books).
2. I shared photos from a trip I took in February (it feels like it was centuries ago) to the Painted Churches of Central Texas. You won't believe how beautiful these churches are.
3. The choir at Shadow Creek High School, one of the high schools in my school district here in Alvin, Texas. I love looking at the faces of all those young people. Beautiful. It gives me hope.
How are you doing?
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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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