It was a wild and stormy week. The sort of week that you should baton down the hatches and stay indoors.
Instead our calendar was packed and we were crazily busy, just about a million things to do, not to mention a burst geyser… and plenty of plumbers.
Lovely Links from This Week
Our friends in the Northern Hemisphere are on summer Vacation and there are so many things to sign up and join along with – this enthusiasm is great for us and inspires us through winter each year.
- Project Wild Thing has #30DaysWild… go and look for the hashtag on instagram and twitter and see the amazing things folk are doing out there. Read about it in the news and more than that… just join in.
- Jeff Goin’s 500 Words a Writing Challenge … sign up, join in… I am writing away. It isn’t that hard to create 500 words a day… I am hoping to get into the habit of actual writing. No I’m not posting it and no I haven’t linked my site – low key is a good key for right now. By the end of the month I hope to be a consistent writer.
- Explorer’s Week on National Geographic… my kids will love this.
- The guys at Under the Sycamore always have the best bedroom on earth, like ever… ever ever ever… Here is Part 1. and Part 2.
- And Design Mom is always full of good ideas, I love her idea of a reading weekend. To be honest I think we might be living a reading weekend, but just lately we have been overly busy and pause to take stock is one thing, but a complete break and to get lost in a couple of books sounds really good!!!
- How to read a book with no words… on Chronicle Books.
- A Cup of Jo wrote about Grief this Week, I thought the links at the bottom of her post were great especially this one: Getting Grief Right.
- A Blast From the Past:
And the se7en + 1th link:
Book of the Week
I spotted this book as we we re leaving the library, 1001 Books to Read Before you Die, and grabbed it. We own the children’s version of this book and absolutely love it. This book is separated into eras… by publication date. It is packed with books that I have read, books that I have wanted to read… and books that one should read and lots of books that I have never even heard of, and many I will probably never even choose to read. The point is this is a great summary of all that is out there and available to read. Each book comes with a description and a review, this is brilliant for those “should read” books and I have quite an aversion to the word “should…” because my list of “should read books” has become a far more discerned list – many have been discarded and because of the reviews many have been added to my “must read” books. The first section is pre-1700’s and right up to a fairly small section of the “2000’s.” This book is great for when you have run out of books to read or you just need to add a new flavour book in your repertoire. Very often one book will lead you down the rabbit trail of a new genre, which is always a good thing. So this very packed book gets a “great for dipping” into status from me, especially since many of the books are from older times and therefore are available freely to read online.
That’s us… Hope your weekend has been a fabulous one and we are so looking forward to another week of blogging with you all…