Once again we prepare for a hurricane in the Gulf. We are west of the storm, on the "clean side," and predictions are for us to get a little rain and wind gusts up to 45 mph. Our neighbors to the east are in our thoughts and prayers.
UPDATE: The storm has passed through here quickly. We got only high wind and a little rain. Louisiana looks like it got hit pretty hard.
It's already a record reading year for me.
Quantity can lead to quality. Last week I finished four very good reads: The Snow Child, The Midnight Library, The Switch, and The Writer's Library. Click the link to see my review of each. Have you read any of these? What are your thoughts?
What better book to read this weekend than A Furious Sky: The Five-Hundred-Year History of America's Hurricanes?!
Have you nominated your favorite children's books of 2020 for the Cybils Awards? Anyone can nominate, and I'd urge you to nominate if you have not done so. Nominations will be taken from the public until October 15, and after that, a window opens for authors and publishers to nominate their own books. Don't know what to nominate? Take a look at these book recommendations for some great ideas, especially recommendations for great fiction picture books. Go here to nominate your favorite children's and young adult books for the Cybils Awards.
I heard author Marilynne Robinson read from her new book, Jack, and discuss her book and the crazy world last week through Houston Inprint. Her perspective along with her ability to thoughtfully reflect on important ideas impressed me. She is a voice to listen to during this time.
Nonfiction November will begin on November 2 and will run through the end of the month. There will be four weeks of prompts: Your Year in Nonfiction; Book Pairing (nonfiction with a fiction); Be the Expert/Ask the Expert/Become the Expert; and New to My TBR. For more information, take a look at Julz Reads.
I wrote posts last week about Books Set in the Afterlife, Birdwatching on the Beach, and (on The Classics Club blog) Nonfiction Classics.
1. I started a poetry writing class on Zoom last week.
2. We spent time with my son and his family for my son's birthday.
3. We socially distanced with my sister and her husband for the first time in months.
I'm happy you found your way to the Sunday Salon. Sunday Salon is a place for us to link up and to share what we have been doing during the week. It's 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?
Other places where you may like to link up over the weekend are below. Click on the picture to visit the site.
My linkup for Sunday Salon is below.