Saturday, August 20, 2022

How the Word is Passed and Hard Times


I finished five books last week. My favorites were Hard Times and How the Word is Passed (you really need to read How the Word is Passed, if you haven't), but I also enjoyed The Stardust Thief a lot (after I finally got into it, about a third of the way in).

by John Heinz πŸπŸπŸ

The Stardust Thief by Chelsea Abdullah πŸπŸπŸπŸ

Hard Times: An Oral History of the Great Depression by Studs Terkel πŸπŸπŸπŸπŸ

by Clint Smith πŸπŸπŸπŸπŸ

Note: Links take you to the full review.

Another Year of Wonder: Classical Music for Everyday by Clemency Burton Hill (Nonfiction)
The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot (Chapter-a-Day)
Dubliners by James Joyce (Classics Club)

Applications to become a Cybils Awards judge opened last Wednesday! If you have interest in children’s and/or young adult books, I hope you will consider applying to be a Cybils Awards judge this year. 

Here’s information about the process from the website...

Before you fill out the application, be sure to check out our FAQs about judging for us. There is this onethis one, and this onePLEASE do this beforehand, so you know what to expect! 

After you’ve done that if you still want to sign up (and we hope you do!), here’s the link to the application form. Be sure to fill out the category choices, and make sure they are ones that you will be willing to spend a lot of time reading (because you will be spending a lot of time with these books). The deadline to submit your application is September 9th at 11:59 p.m. EDT. 

I'm a National Book Festival Ambassador! (Yes, and you can be one, too...) I couldn't resist becoming a National Book Festival Ambassador for the festival that begins on September 3 and runs over the Labor Day weekend. It's in person this year, but portions will also be online. 

Some parts of the festival will begin before the in-person event. The one I'm most excited about is seeing and hearing Clint Smith, author of How the Word is Passed, on Tuesday, August 23 from 8-9 pm EDT.

For more information about the festival and/or to become a festival ambassador, take a look at the website here

Last week I posted here at Readerbuzz:

Good Thing #1

We visited Quintana Beach County Park and 
I saw 9 new-to-me birds, including this Ruddy Turnstone.

Good Thing #2

I tried my latest Best Chocolate Chip Cookie in the World recipe out on the book club this week.
They acknowledged the superiority of this cookie.

Good Thing #3

Loving Zumba,
though I'm still the little duck going right when everyone else goes left.

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. A busy reading week for you!

    How exciting to see 9 new birds. I don't see that many to be honest, let alone 9 different species (and I live in 'countryside').

    I want to perfect cookies. Maybe one day...

    Have a great week!

    Emily @ Budget Tales Book Blog


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