Saturday, February 17, 2024

The Sunday Salon: A Week in Which Valentine's Day is the First Day of Lent?


Welcome! I'm happy you joined us here at the Sunday Salon. What is the Sunday Salon? The Sunday Salon is a place to link up and share what we have been doing during the week plus it's a great way to visit other blogs and join in the conversations going on there. 

This was such a busy week that I could have written a blog post every day. I went to hear poets Clint Smith and Patricia Smith speak at the Hobby Center in Houston Monday evening after going to my drawing class in the morning and visiting with my sister, who came down from Waco for the day, in the afternoon...Tuesday was a lovely romantic music night at Rae's Reads with Danny and Victor on trumpet and guitar after meeting with my writing group in Galveston in the morning...Wednesday was a Valentine's Day celebration at my naturalist group meeting followed by a lunch at the Seahorse on the Gulf down in Freeport...Today, Thursday, I have nothing planned, and I'm enjoying this day off before we leave for Big Sandy this weekend...You know the world has gone crazy when Valentine's Day is the first day of Lent...

What I Read Last Week:

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman (Book Club)

Counting Descent by Clint Smith (Poetry)

Relish: My Life in the Kitchen by Lucy Knisley (Cook the Books)

What I'm Reading Now:

The Real Wizard of Oz: The Life and Times of L. Frank Baum by Rebecca Loncraine (Bio)

Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens (Classic)

Inspired: Understanding Creativity: A Journey Through Art, Science, and the Soul by Matt Richtel (Nonfiction)

The English Understand Wool by Helen Dewitt (Novella)

Here are the powerful picture books I've read so far for 2024 Black History Month. I hope you will check some of these out and share them with others. 

written by Natasha Anastasia Tarpley and illustrated by Regis and Kahran Bethencourt

written by Lesa Cline-Ransome and illustrated by James E. Ransome

written by Nikole Hannah-Jones and Renée Watson and illustrated by Nikkolas Smith

written by Alicia D. Williams and illustrated by Briana Mukodiri Uchendu

by Langston Hughes and Daniel Miyares

written by Spike Lee and Tonya Lewis Lee and illustrated by Sean Qualls

written by Jacqueline Woodson and illustrated by E. B. Lewis

written by Langston Hughes and illustrated by Charles R. Smith Jr.

written by Paula Young Sheldon and illustrated by Raul Colon

written by Langston Hughes and illustrated by Bryan Collier

written and illustrated by Gordon C. James

written by Ruby Bridges

written by Stacey Abrams and illustrated by Kitt Thomas

written by Jacqueline Woodson and illustrated by E. B. Lewis

written by Doreen Rappaport and illustrated by Bryan Collier

written by Ellen Levine and illustrated by Kadir Nelson

illustrated by Kadir Nelson

What I Posted Last Week Here at Readerbuzz:

I began to list 3 Good Things every day during the pandemic. 
Here are 3 Good Things from last week:

Good Thing #1:

Brazoria County Master Gardeners had a citrus tree sale, 
and I bought my first orange tree and my first lemon tree.

Good Thing #2:

The Hobby Center had a wheelchair and an attendant available 
for my friend, Rae, who was in a boot after foot surgery.
What a wonderful service that is for patrons!

Good Thing #3:

Bug-themed valentines for everyone 
at the naturalist group meeting on Valentine's Day.

Weekend linkup spots are listed below. Click on the picture to visit the site.


I hope you will join the linkup for Sunday Salon below.

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