I've gotten hooked on Kindle ebooks, and every morning I eagerly look forward to the specials of the day. Last week I bought $1.99 or $2.99 copies of Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee; The Atlas of Happiness (I already have the hardcover!); I Think You're Wrong But I'm Listening; This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald; Iwigara: The Kinship of Plants and People; Sinclair Lewis' It Can't Happen Here; and Nancy Mitford's Love in a Cold Climate....
I get emails from BookBub, Early Bird Books, and Amazon.
My obsession with ebooks might be a little out of control.
The Atlas of Happiness by Helen Russell (Nonfiction)
The Disappearing Spoon and Other True Tales of History and Madness from The Periodic Table of the Elements by Sam Kean (Nonfiction)
Three Simple Lines: A Writer's Pilgrimage into the Heart and Homeland of Haiku by Natalie Goldberg (Japanese Literature Challenge)
When You Trap a Tiger by Tae Keller (2021 Newbery Award Winner)
I enjoyed all of these but I really loved reading The Disappearing Spoon. I think Sam Kean has other nonfiction books. I plan to look for them. He also has a podcast that's great fun, The Disappearing Spoon.
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)
Teacher Builds Library in Her Garage for Her Students. Thanks to my son, Ben, for sharing this with me.
Black History Month Picture Books, inspired by Stacy of Stacy's Books. I plan to read a picture book each day in February.
Good Thing #1
It was a Zoom-filled week. I learned about Texas Master Naturalist volunteer opportunities. I practiced loving-kindness meditation and nature drawing through the Y. I found out how to use a field guide in a birding presentation sponsored by the public library.
Good Thing #2
We are in Season 6 of All Creatures Great and Small. I'm pretty sure I can help you if your cows have trouble with mastitis or your sheep suffer from pizzle rot.
Good Thing #3
Our garden is loving this warmer weather here. We have an abundance of kale, carrots, and tomatoes.
How did your week go?
Any recommendations for me? We are close to wrapping up All Creatures,
and I need some suggestions for what to watch next.
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.