Four children's picture books plus a children's classic along with one light romance and The Divine Comedy.
I had somehow expected an insipid and overly-optimistic main character, but I loved Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm, as a character and as a book. I trudged through The Divine Comedy and finally got to the end; I'm glad I read it, but I'll never read it again. I loved People We Meet on Vacation...until I didn't.
The links take you to the complete reviews.
The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri (Chapter-a-Day Read-Along)
Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm by Kate Douglas Wiggin (1001 Children's Books)
People We Meet on Vacation by Emily Henry (Romance)
Delicious! Poems Celebrating Street Food Around the World (National Poetry Month)
Eve's Ducklings by Maria Monte (Picture Book)
Welcome Home, Whales by Christina Booth (Picture Book)
Wonderworks: The 25 Most Powerful Inventions in the History of Literature (Nonfiction Challenge)
The Guns of August by Barbara Tuchman (Nonfiction Challenge)
100 Poems to Break Your Heart (National Poetry Month)
Quo Vadis by Henryk Sienkiewicz (Chapter-a-Day Read)
The Art of Taking It Easy (Happiness Project)
Yes, and...Daily Meditations by Richard Rohr (Daily Meditation Reading)
Out of Eden: An Odyssey of Ecological Invasion (Naturalist Book Club)
Poemcrazy: Freeing Your Life With Words by Susan Goldsmith Wooldridge (National Poetry Month)
The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins (Classics Club)
The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books is virtual this year. It runs from April 17 through April 23. Most of it is free. Register for it here.
Viet Thanh Nguyen, the author of The Sympathizer, has a new book out, The Committed, and he spoke via Inprint Houston last week. He was hilarious, but somehow I cannot imagine that either of his books are funny. Maybe I'm wrong.
Dewey's 24-Hour Read-a-thon will be held Saturday, April 24 from 7 am CDT to Sunday, April 25 at 7 am CDT. Sign up for the readathon here.
We watched all three episodes of Ken Burns' new series, Hemingway, last week. He seems to be a person who experienced both great joys and great sorrows, sometimes both at the same time.
Any recommendations for what to watch next?
Cape May warbler at Quintana in 2019
Good Thing #1: Spring Fling at Quintana Neotropical Bird Sanctuary. This was such a Wonderful Good Thing that I had to write an entire post about it, appearing Wednesday on my blog.
Good Thing #2: I went to the Native Plant Nursery at the Gulf Coast Bird Observatory near me, and I came home with fourteen plants for my yard. I'm not completely sure what I actually brought home, and I can't wait to see what happens after I put them in the ground.
Good Thing #3: I've brought home our Texas Master Naturalist chapter library, and I will start soon to catalog them and organize them and label them. I'm delighted to begin this project.
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.