The best book I (almost) finished* last week was Gathering Moss. Now please don't run screaming from the room. Gathering Moss? A book about what? Moss, you say? I can almost hear you questioning my bookish judgment. It's my naturalist book club book for January, and it is about moss, but, trust me, it's scientific and it's poetic. You will fall in love with moss.
*I shall be reading the last page of several books, including this one, on January 1st, 2021, to start my new year with a bang.
The collection of Mary Oliver poetry read since April? Done.
My daily drawing book? Done.
The intro to classical music that I read while listening to each selection? Done.
War and Peace that I literally read every day for the last twelve months? Done.
I'm free. I can read whatever I want.
Talk about reading-at-will. I'm darting between a book about ways people enjoy happiness around the world to my brilliant Classics Club spin novel to a book of quotes compiled by the Today Show's Hoda Kotb to How to Be Happy (or At Least Less Sad): A Creative Workbook....I'm all over the place, and I love it.
Waving a fond adieu to a departing year...eagerly greeting the incoming year...these have traditionally been some of the delights of being an ardent reader.
To say goodbye (and, honestly, good riddance) to 2020:
My Life in Books, 2020 Edition (posting next week)
Small Joys of 2020 Tag (posting next week)
The 2020 Cybils Fiction Picture Book Finalists (posting next week)
Books I Meant to Read in 2020 But I Didn't Get To (posting mid-January)
New-to-Me Authors I Read in 2021 (posting late January)
To greet 2021 (O bearer of so much hope!):
First Book of 2021 (posting next week)
Most Anticipated Releases for the First Half of 2021 (posting early January)
Resolutions for 2021 (posting early January)
Don't know which challenges to take on? How about a choose-your-own-adventure sort of challenge from Modern Mrs. Darcy? Take a look at it here.
Bonnie at Bonnie's Books offers up Focus for 2021. Take a look at this poster and the first four words you see are your focus for 2021. Mine? LOVE. CONNECTION. PURPOSE. BREAKTHROUGH.
Good Thing #1: Annie's Shiny, Shiny Shoes
Yep, blame those shoes on her Nana.
Good Thing #2
An espresso/capucchino maker.
Good Thing #3:
At last! An explanation for 2020: this Match.com commercial:
A Match Made in Hell
See you in 2021!
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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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