Hope you’re all having a great weekend! We’ve been going through a brutal cold spell here, and there’s finally some snow on the ground. I’m hoping to be able to curl up on the couch with a cup of tea and a good book, but it’s been busy, busy, busy as usual. Here are my random thoughts this weekend:
*First, I’d like to give a shout out to The Girl, who recently won 1st place in the Biology category at the school science fair. I’m so proud, and also glad that this was the last science fair until at least high school. Her project was about peppermint and reaction times.
*Our book club met last weekend at Serena‘s to discuss Eyes, Stones, a poetry collection by Elana Bell about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. I thought it was an interesting discussion overall. Only one member mentioned not understanding the poems, and it was great to see Serena in her element emphasizing the importance of reading poetry aloud and knowing how and where to pause. Most of us weren’t strangers to poetry, but we agreed that this collection wouldn’t be the place for a newbie to start. Visit Serena’s blog for a more in-depth recap of our discussion.
*I also have a giveaway winner!
Stop by on Wednesday for another Austenesque giveaway!
*Lastly, I want to know: what are you reading this weekend? I’m hoping to start Circles of Time by Phillip Rock and Shadows by Ilsa J. Bick (our February book club pick) and maybe finish The Man Who Loved Jane Austen by Sally Smith O’Rourke (which is a re-read for me to refresh my memory before reading the sequel, Yours Affectionately, Jane Austen).
Have a great weekend!!
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