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 Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain (Classics Club)
Lost Among the Birds by Neil Hayward (Birds)
The Unwanted: Stories of the Syrian Refugees (Graphic Novel)
Together in a Sudden Strangeness: America's Poets Respond to the Pandemic (National Poetry Month)
I had a good reading week. It certainly helped having Dewey's 24-Hour Readathon to start off the week; I finished four of the books during the readathon. I enjoyed two of my poetry books, Poemcrazy and America's Poets Respond to the Pandemic, but I had to turn in 100 Poems to Break Your Heart and now I'm #6 on the list, so I won't be finishing that one any time soon. Out of Eden was a scary book about invasive species that our naturalist group will be discussing next week. The Unwanted tells a tragic story I didn't know much about, the stories of Syrian refugees. And I loved reading Lost Among the Birds about a birder who spontaneously decides to do a Big Year.
The Guns of August by Barbara Tuchman (Nonfiction Challenge)
Yes, and...Daily Meditations by Richard Rohr (Daily Meditation Reading)
100 Poems to Break Your Heart (National Poetry Month)
Quo Vadis by Henryk Sienkiewicz (Chapter-a-Day Read)
The Poetry of Strangers: What I Learned Traveling America With a Typewriter (National Poetry Month)
Favorite Folktales from Around the World collected by Jane Yolen (Classics Club spin)
Parnassas on Wheels by Christopher Morley (Classics Club)
Dewey's 24-Hour Readathon was great fun, as always. I finished four books, almost filled in my BINGO card, and delighted in some Ben & Jerry's ice cream.
After hearing so many bloggers talk about Atlantic Crossing, we watched that series last week. That was a story about World War II that I have never heard. We also took a look at the new David Attenborough series, Life in Color.
Good Thing #1
We saw this amazing butterfly during our Butterfly Monitoring last week. It's an American Beauty.
Good Thing #2
We volunteered again at Quintana Neotropical Bird Observatory again, and this time I saw my first Baltimore Oriole, my first Yellow-Headed Blackbird, and my first Wood Thrush. Birders at the observatory reported seeing fifty different species.
Good Thing #3This was my favorite photo from those I took at Quintana last week. I took it right next to the sanctuary, and there was just something amusing about seeing the Painted Bunting (female) posing while sitting on the barbed wire that surrounds one of the industrial plants that is nearby. No fence is keeping me out, this bird seems to be saying.
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.