I hope you will forgive my disheveled appearance today. I haven't had a haircut in twelve months because of the pandemic, you know, and now many of us have experienced a long week of extended power outages, no water, no phone, no Internet, treacherously icy roads, and ridiculously cold temperatures (it dived down to 14 degrees F---madness!---and it stayed below freezing for almost 48 hours). And I don't even have a winter coat. Folks, I'm a wreck.
Snow and ice did give me lots of time to read. I finished a reread of three books, and all three were five-star reads: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith (book club); Main Street by Sinclair Lewis (Classics Club); and All Things Bright and Beautiful by James Herriot (#2 in the series). I also read a book of essays connecting some of the wonders of nature with human life in World of Wonders: In Praise of Fireflies, Whale Sharks, and Other Astonishments by Aimee Nezhukumatathil.
All Things Wise and Wonderful by James Herriot (Book 3 in the Series)
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)
The Makioka Sisters by Junichiko Tanizaki (Japanese Literature Challenge)
The Narrative of Sojourner Truth (Classics Club)
My Black History Month calendar of picture books is almost full. One more week. I'm completely enjoying this month of reading.
All Creatures Great and Small (original series)...finished all seven seasons! 🖤
Good Thing #1: The Great Backyard Bird Count
Four days of counting birds.
I was happy to see a new-to-me bird, this rose-breasted nuthatch.
Good Thing #2:
Good Thing #3:
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.