Happy Valentine's Day! We're expecting a freeze tonight, with temperatures dipping down into the 20's. It will stay that way all of Monday, and then warm up. We will get another freeze on Wednesday, and then yet another next weekend. It's extremely cold weather for us, with expected icy roads and bursting water pipes and electrical outages. None of us know what to do in cold weather so please keep us all in your thoughts and prayers.
I only finished two books last week, but since one was nonfiction and the other was fiction, and since they were both excellent reads, I call it a great week.
Here are my reviews:
A Swim in a Pond in the Rain: In Which Four Russians Give a Master Class on Writing, Reading, and Life by George Saunders. As I read A Swim in a Pond in the Rain, I found I am taking a class on the Russian short story, a class on how to write, a class on close reading; a c ...more
Infinite Country by Patricia Engel. "I often wonder if we are living the wrong life in the wrong country."And that's one of the thoughts that went through my head all through this story. ...more
All Things Bright and Beautiful by James Herriot (Book 2 in the ACGS Series)
Main Street by Sinclair Lewis (Classics Club)
The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri (Chapter-a-Day Read-along)
Yes, and...Daily Meditations by Richard Rohr (Daily Meditation Reading)
The Sea Around Us by Rachel Carson (Naturalist Book Club)
On the Narrow Road to the Deep North by Leslie Downer (Japanese Lit Challenge; Nonfiction)
The Texas Library Association has released its 2021 Lariat List, a list of current fiction that is a pleasure to read. Several of my recent favorites are on this list. TLA also has a Texas Topaz List, a list of the best recent nonfiction.
My picture book Black History Month celebration calendar is filling up.
And the winners are...The Cybils Awards will be announced on Sunday, February 14th. I'm eager to see which books are the winners.
Good Thing #1: Life in a Day
Life in a Day is a documentary of a day---July 24, 2020---compiled of the best of 300,000 submissions from 191 countries in 65 languages. It's available on YouTube here.
Good Thing #2: Zoom Meeting with a Cat Friend
Good Thing #3: Sending You a Virtual Hug
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?
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