Today: my daughters and I attended a baby shower which had a duck theme. The girls created cute duck cupcakes and the decorations were little rubber duckies. (See photo.)
Mundane week: this past week was pretty mundane. I just did normal stuff like a a dental appointment (silver fillings replaced with composites); mammogram (a necessary evil); an in-service to learn a few tricks on my new iPad (I am excited about all the possibilities.)
Weeding and inventory: I finished the library inventory this past week. Yay! While inventorying the books I also spend some effort to weed out the old, out-date, non-circulating books. Out with the old, room for new books. After tossing 40-bags-in-40-days during Lent I was in the mood to continue the purge. So far I have weeded out several boxes of old books. The process of touching each book each year also gives me a chance to look it with critical eyes. I found several books that were part of series that I didn't have the other books in the series, sometimes not even the first book. Those books were the first to go.
Classic Club selection: Every quarter the Classics Club offers a challenge to read a classic work of literature. Participants are asked to create a list of twenty classic books they'd like to read. Then on the selected day a spinner is spun and the number is announced. The book in that spot for me was The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins. Stay tuned for weekly updates on my progress. The goal is to finish it by May 15th.
Books read this week:
- The Martian by Andy Weir---my new go-to book for recommendations.
- The Carnival at Bray by Jessie Ann Foley--- a Printz Honor book.
- The Neverending Story by Michael Ende---my current audiobook selection
- The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins---my Classics Club Spin selection
- Becoming Billie Holiday by Carole Boston Weatherford---written in verse.
Circle Me, O God: A prayerful song that can be a comfort to those who need to feel God's love and comfort this week, such as my friend who lost her brother to an accidental death on Friday. Click the link. (Sung by Ross Hauck, tenor. Written by Jeff Johnson.)