Blackout Poetry for World Book Day

Blackout Poetry for World Book Day

Raise your hand if you love to read.

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Then you should celebrate World Book Day next Tuesday!

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While the obvious way to celebrate World Book Day is to read a book, I do have another option for my more artistic friends.

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Simple Joy Saturday #52

Simple Joy Saturday #52

In 2019, I am posting a roundup of “simple joys” on the last Saturday of every month. Feel free to share your own simple joys in the comments!

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Enjoyable Reads

The 100 Books Bucket List brought some good reads (or listens) this month.  Here are my top three recommendations:

  1. My Man Jeeves by P. G. Wodehouse
  2. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
  3. Winnie the Pooh and The House at Pooh Corner by A.A. Milne

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Two Revolutions

Two Revolutions

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.

 

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One-Word Book Summaries: July 2018

One-Word Book Summaries: July 2018

“It is likely I will die next to a pile of things I was meaning to read.”

– Lemony Snicket

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Without intention, July became a month of books.   Here are my one-word summaries of the sixteen books I read in July.

Books for Grad School:

C.S. Lewis

  • Mere Christianity: Theology
  • Out of the Silent Planet: Extraterrestrial
  • Perelandra: Parallels
  • That Hideous Strength: Propaganda
  • Prince Caspian: Courage
  • The Voyage of the Dawn Treader:  Adventure
  • The Silver Chair: Enchantment
  • The Last Battle: Hope
  • The Abolition of Man: Insight

Audiobooks for Fun:

Meg Cabot

  • Big Boned: Comedy

Pam Muñoz Ryan

  • Esperanza Rising: Awareness

Anne Tyler

  • A Spool of Blue Thread: Family

Natalie Babbit

  • Tuck Everlasting: Imagination

William P. Young

  • The Shack: Heresy

Howard Pyle

  • The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood: Pleasure

Debbie Macomber

  • The Last One Home: Opportunity

 

 

 

 

Simple Joy Saturday #38

Simple Joy Saturday #38

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!

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Maybe I should quit claiming that I share my simple joys every week.

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July 14 – 20

1. Walking

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!

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Simple Joy Saturday #37

Simple Joy Saturday #37

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!

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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.

Thirty Before Thirty: Land of Oz

Thirty Before Thirty: Land of Oz

Someday I’ll wish upon a star

And wake up where the clouds are far

Beyond me.

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