Saturday, June 25, 2022

Back from Montana with Four Books Read, a Few Sapphires Found, and Fifteen Pounds of Dinosaur Bones


I surprised myself by reading four books while we were gone to Montana. 

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance will always be the book I say is my favorite book because it was life changing when I first read it in 1976. Mark Richardson takes to the road on a cycle, following the path of Robert Pirsig in his now-classic philosophical book, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle, in Zen and Now. Montana 1948 is the story of one family's struggles after learning a family member has committed a crime. A River Runs Through It is the semi-autobiographical story of Norman Maclean and his relationship to his brother, Paul.

Another Year of Wonder: Classical Music for Everyday by Clemency Burton Hill (Nonfiction)
Hard Times: An Oral History of the Great Depression by Studs Terkel (Nonfiction)
The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot (Chapter-a-Day)
Falling Up: Poems and Drawings by Shel Silverstein
My First Summer in the Sierra by John Muir
This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger

Last week I posted here at Readerbuzz:

A sincere thank you to all of you kind people who sent me a book from my Bookish Wishes list! Very unexpected.

Paris in July is coming soon. I will be co-hosting Paris in July this year with the wonderful Tamara from Thyme for Tea.

The aim of the month is to celebrate our French experiences through reading, watching, listening, observing, cooking and eating all things French!

There will be no rules or targets in terms of how much you need to do or complete in order to be a part of this experience – just blog about anything French and you can join in! Some ideas might include;

  • reading a French themed book – fiction or non-fiction,
  • watching a French movie,
  • listening to French music,
  • cooking French food,
  • experiencing French, art, architecture and travel
  • tasting French wine, or testing French cocktails
  • celebrating le quatorze juillet or Bastille Day
Whatever it is that you love about France---share it with us all! And pass the word...

Tamara's signup post is here.

My husband and I had a fantastic time in Montana. We hunted for sapphires. We hunted for dinosaur fossils. We visited three independent bookstores. We saw nine new-to-us bird species and two new-to-us butterfly species. A good trip!

Good Thing #1

We found three sapphires.

Good Thing #2

We mailed home fifteen pounds of
dinosaur bones and teeth
and other fossils.

Good Thing #3

The Western Tanager was my favorite new-to-me bird 
we discovered in Montana.

I'm happy you joined us here at the Sunday Salon. Sunday Salon is a place 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. 

1 comment:

  1. I have finally worked out that I can only comment from my phone 🤦🏻‍♀️

    Your week sounds excellent. My 3 year old is quite into dinosaurs (as am I 🤣).

    My mother-in-law has an app on her phone that listens to bird noises and tells her what bird is making them. It's quite fascinating.

    Have a great week!

    Emily @ Budget Tales Book Blog


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