Each month I have an after school program based on Series books. This month’s was 39 Clues, and ohhhh was it fun! To be honest, I am terrible at riddles and puzzles so it was so neat to watch them enjoy doing them. For inspiration, I looked to see if any other library had done a similar program, but most of them used clues that were specific to their library. Let me know if you’d like the clues I pulled together that could be used at a school, library, or even at home! 😊 This clue involved reading a message in invisible ink with a black light 💡
Just shared a couple of my favorite books on the ol’ blog if you’re on the market for new material🤓🤓If ur local I MIGHT consider lending. Only if you promise to give it back! I have them for yearsssss and y’know, when it comes to books, lending = losing. What’re you reading these days?
All the moving and house prep work I’ve been doing has made for the perfect time to catch up on some audiobooks and podcasts. These titles are the favorites of what I’ve listened to so far. 📚
I think earthing is fascinating but even with a new yard I still struggle to dare go barefoot (I did just see a venomous coral snake out the kitchen window the other day! 🙅🏽♀️) I’ve had more success with practicing time restricted eating as a step towards aligning my circadian rhythm. And I’m definitely feeling more in tune with Nature now that we have 3X the windows and light of our old place.
For over a decade we’ve been students of sustainability, environmentalism, and many subjects related to conscious living. Of course in that long of a time period we’ve experienced ebbs and flows with our energy and interest in putting forth the effort to make changes. I’ve definitely felt the burnout happen a few times. So I’m very grateful that we’ve had new motivation over the past year to continue on our path. Getting the bus has been a part of this, and my latest business venture (still under wraps for now) strongly reflects this as well. I look forward to how living in the bus is going to help us have an even deeper and more intentional connection to the outdoors and daily/seasonal shifts. 🍃🌞🍂
Robert Owen Cambridge has it about right in his 'Mock Heroic Poem'; The Scribleriad of MDCCLI. BREXIT of course. The political parties in the distance are divided as ever. The EU is playing Merry Go Round and somehow the Lion and the Unicorn have been thrown out with the bathwater......but wait.....Unicorns can swim! Someone give him some Brown Bread and kick the rest out of town. 'By the fable of the Sphynx may be understood Pedantry, or that Learned Arrogance, which, by the affectation of Mystery and Riddles, imposes on the understanding of mankind.' #poem#unicorn#brexit#barnier#borisjohnson#rarebook#politicalsatire#oldbook#inmylibrary#bookstagram#pedantry#print
Σε μια κοινωνία που οι περισσότεροι θα σε αμφισβητήσουν, θα σε κατηγορήσουν ή θα προσπαθήσουν να σε θίξουν, θα συναντήσεις και εκείνους τους λίγους που θα σε καλοδέχτουν, θα σου φερθούν ευγενικά και θα σε υποστηρίξουν! Είναι μεγάλη η χαρά μου, όταν γνωρίζω τέτοιους ανθρώπους! 🌦🌦🌦 #newbook#inmylibrary 📕
For the third time this wonderful novel has captured me completely, so much so that while reading the epilogue I overheard my husband whisper to our son, “we’d better go outside, your mother’s reading the last chapter, and this is one of her favorite books...” Oh, how well my family knows me 😊
I’m a creature of habit when it comes to books. While I love discovering new books and authors I find that I enjoy the comfort of re-reading a book I know I will enjoy.
My youngest son, who is about to head off to do a grad program in creative writing in England, and I were chatting today about what books we like to take with us when we travel, and we agreed that we both have about five that go in our suitcases if we’re gone for an extended period of time. Perhaps it’s like eating chocolate when one is homesick, or pizza-or whatever comfort food helps with nostalgia-the familiar book cover image or the cherished paragraphs that carry us to another world, it’s like traveling with a dear companion.
Do you have certain books that you take with you when you travel, or keep at your desk, or workplace?
In the past years, I came across a few books that deeply changed my outlook on life. •
I wasn’t too keen at firat to show that I was reading “personal development” books (not ready to call them self-help, yet). I’d rather be seen reading an psychology essay, the Harvard Business Review or try on a new practice, like meditation or yoga. 🤓 (I’m a snob, I know). •
As part of my blog’s mission, however, I also wanted to share some real and approachable resources on how women can overcome some of the blockings they have in their career, in their life and elsewhere. I had to open my horizons. But I wanted to do things right. •
I chose the books and resources I shared with the utmost seriousness. As an academic at heart, I always do my research on the author, verifying his or her credentials and reading reviews from peers and readers. •
One of my all-times favorites is Brené Brown’s Daring Greatly, a book I suggest to almost everybody I meet (this, and Carole Dweck’s Mindset - a MUST-READ). So I'm really excited to start another book of hers, recommended on the @ashleystahl podcast a few weeks ago. •
So, anybody read Rising Strong? Did you like it? And what’s in your top 3 personal development books? (I’ll make another post about my favorite podcasts too, if you’re interested!)
I’ve been teaching classes at our library on thrifting this year and last night was my last of the series. I LOVE to talk about thrifting and how it’s changed my perspective on buying for my closet. What other talents/interests have you incorporated into your job?
We hosted 38 school librarians for a professional development about collaboration between public and school librarians. This flyer is from one of the sessions so we could learn more about what’s important right now in their schools. Even though I don’t have kids or work in a school, with it almost being “back to school,” I am pumped and excited for all the possibilities that a new school year brings! (Flyer made with Canva, which is a lifesaver when it comes to easy to make, nice looking posters. And yes I know it’s CUrriculum, so sorry 😆)
I haven’t done this in a bit & Interestingly, someone reminded me yesterday.
LESSON: People take note of those little things, JUST DO YOU!!! 🙂
So, here you go:
1. Contagious - @thisiswurld
2. Arewa - @funbimusic & Reinhard Tega
3. Suited - @shekhinahd
4. We could go back - @moelogo & @jonasblue
5. “Ondo Graduation Song” - @tenientertainer (I just had to coin out a title ) #IfYouKnowYouKnow#MusicLover#MyFav5AtTheMoment#InMyLibrary
Loved this #book so much, that I thought I should recommend it here ☺️. #SwanSong by Kelleigh Greenberg-Jephcott reimagines the late life of Truman Capote and his fall from the graces of the high society of which he once was an essential part. #bookclub#lazysummerdays
Buona domenica #readers 📚 Oggi ho ritagliato un quadratino della mia modesta e umile libreria per mostrarvi la mia autrice #romance del cuore, Lisa #Kleypas !🥁 Quanti di voi la conoscono? I suoi libri hanno una caratteristica fondamentale per me: non puoi non affezionarti ai personaggi! Divertentissimi o ombrosi che siano, sono così ben caratterizzati, così veri, che potrebbero alzarsi e camminare 🐥 Questi sono i pochi volumi delle traduzioni italiane che ho comprato, ma vi consiglio, se masticate un po' di inglese, di leggerli in lingua originale e soprattutto di addentrarvi completamente nelle due saghe storiche 'wallflowers' e 'hathaways' oppure se amate il contemporaneo, la serie 'travis'. Le mie preferite 🌼
Ps. Accanto un estratto dell'ultimo libro (credo) di Kinsella, altra autrice che ho apprezzato molto nel genere contemporaneo. Molto carino! Arrivato con il pacco di #ibs 💜
Love, love, love books. These are far from my oldest but two of my favorites. The perfect hostess from 1936 is an interesting read. What ever happened to style and class in todays world? 🙄 #books#inmylibrary#collecter#classy