Raise your hand if you love to read.
Then you should celebrate World Book Day next Tuesday!
While the obvious way to celebrate World Book Day is to read a book, I do have another option for my more artistic friends.
The 100 Books Bucket List brought some good reads (or listens) this month. Here are my top three recommendations:
The day after our jaunt through Boston, Dad and I drove to Concord to visit the former homes of Nathaniel Hawthorne (Old Manse) and Louisa May Alcott (The Orchard House). To our surprise, Old Manse was only yards away from the site of an early Revolutionary War battle.
“It is likely I will die next to a pile of things I was meaning to read.”
– Lemony Snicket
Without intention, July became a month of books. Here are my one-word summaries of the sixteen books I read in July.
Pam Muñoz Ryan
William P. Young
On Saturday I share three simple things that brought me happiness during the week. Please feel free to share your own simple joys in the comments section!
Maybe I should quit claiming that I share my simple joys every week.
Walking with friends at the outdoor mall. Walking with Mom in Old Salem. Walking with an audiobook around the neighborhood. I just love the sunshine and movement!
Every Saturday I share three simple things that brought me happiness during the week. These posts may grow or change as time passes. Please feel free to share your own simple joys in the comments section!
1. Village Juice Company and the friends who love it as much as I do
2. The Chronicles of Narnia
Who would have thought that I would get to read children’s fiction in grad school?! Here’s one of my new favorite quotes from The Magician’s Nephew:
“‘But do not be cast down,’ said Aslan, still speaking to the Beasts. ‘Evil will come of that evil, but it is still a long way off, and I will see to it that the worst falls upon myself.”
3. Goggles and a new swimsuit
This week I learned that the right equipment can make all the difference.
Someday I’ll wish upon a star
And wake up where the clouds are far