The rain stopped this week, and the temperatures climbed. We got up to 90 degrees C every day last week, and it only cooled down to 80 degrees C at night. One of my friends told me she got sixteen inches of rain in May, so, I don't know...what's harder, lots of rain or lots of heat?
1001 Children's Books You Must Read:
Grover by Vera Cleaver ⭐⭐⭐⭐
The Devil's Arithmetic by Jane Yolen ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
The Little White Horse by Elizabeth Goudge ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Thunder and Lightnings by Jan Mark ⭐⭐⭐⭐
The Wool-Pack by Cynthia Harnett
In Lane Three, Alex Archer by Tessa Duder ⭐⭐⭐⭐
The Friends by Rosa Guy ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Clockwork by Philip Pullman ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Knight's Fee by Rosemary Sutcliff ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Rowan of Rin by Emily Rodda ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Honestly, these were all great, but I especially liked Rowan of Rin and The Little White Horse and The Devil's Arithmetic. Clockwork was a beautiful jigsaw puzzle of a story.
Have you read any of these?
Bewilderment: A Novel by Richard Powers...9%
The Guns of August by Barbara Tuchman (Nonfiction Challenge)...47%
Quo Vadis by Henryk Sienkiewicz (Chapter-a-Day Read)...36%
Bringing Nature Home: How You Can Sustain Wildlife with Native Plants (Naturalist Book Club)...72%
I've been busy with 1001 Children's Books, and I've neglected my ongoing reads. Next week I will get some of these read.
Houston Inprint will be hosting a Cool Brains Event for Young People with the fabulous Jacqueline Woodson on June 27 at 4 pm. The event is online and free. Register here. Buy your copy of Jacqueline Woodson's new book from Houston independent bookstore, Blue Willow Books, here.
Swimming...counting butterflies...giving away tomatoes...baking lemon-blueberry bread and banana pecan bread...walking...planting some pecan trees...taking a Beginning Birding class online at the library...
Good Thing #1: Have a Little Pun---and Groan a Little with Bonnie's Books. I adore puns. Even though sometimes I don't get them. I'm the clueless person who insisted on buying a Life's a Beach t-shirt, even though my sister said over and over, But you don't cuss. Huh? Because, well, life is a beach, right?
Good Thing #2: I shared The Superior Person's Second Book of Weird & Wondrous Words last week. If you don't know CATACRESIS or HESTERNOPOTHIA, and you want to continue to call yourself a Superior Person, you better take a look at my post.
Good Thing #3: And speaking of Wondrous Words, why haven't you posted about your favorites? Mareli offers a Wondrous Words Wednesday every other week on her blog that's primarily run by her beautiful white cat, Elza Reads. Her next post will be on June 23. Hope you will join us!
I thank each and every one of you
who has stopped by Sunday Salon
and left a comment
and linked up
over the last year.
You have kept me going.
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.