After a long, busy, work-filled weekend, I arrived home today to find these three small joys waiting for me. Three new, hope-filled books.
I love to read. I love it with my whole heart, and in addition to the act of reading, I just love the physicality of a book. I love its smells, its weight, the texture of the cover and pages, the way it looks on my shelf sitting next to other books. Libraries are magical places, and the access they give for all to share in the joy of reading is indisputable. I am working on my book-buying addition (trying to), but it is a work in progress.
These three books are a small snippet of what I’m hoping to read next. The Book Whisperer by Donalyn Miller is about how we get all of our kids reading (and excited about it) and is a recommendation from a wonderful teacher who taught an English class I took earlier this winter. The Power of their Ideas by Deborah Meier I picked up after learning more about Mission Hill School in Boston, which is doing admirable and inspiring work in the field of arts-integrated and community-centered education. And Me, My Hair, and I edited by Elizabeth Benedict is a compilation of short stories from different women about their complex relationships with their hair. As someone who considers her own hair a huge part of her identity, I have been eager to read this one for a while.
So, there is much to look forward to. What are you all reading these days? Any good recommendations? Happy Sunday dear friends. Here’s hoping that you could catch a glimpse of that sweet sun setting.