Earlier this week the lovely Gavin gave me the Sisterhood Award. Thank you so much!
Kailana at The Written Word also sent me some blogger love. She gave me the Promixidade Award.
“This blog invests and believes in the PROXIMITY-nearness in space, time and relationships. These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement! Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers! Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this clever-written text into the body of their award.”
It’s feels so good to be given these great awards especially when I’m terribly shy in person. Thank you Gavin and Kailana so much!
I’m joining a new challenge. I see you, shaking your head in disbelief. I know you would think I would finish one challenge before starting a new one, but you only live once.
I’m joining the Herding Cats 2 challenge. You list five of your favorite books that you read between 2007-2009. Then you pick as many books as you want to read from other participants’ lists. There’s no pressure to review. The challenge starts April 1st and ends December 31st. My five favorites are:
1. Life is a Verb by Patti Digh. I pick this book up after reading a great review on Head Butler.com. Life is a Verb is part memoir, part self-help, and full of pleasure.
2. We Are the Ship: the Story of the Negro League Baseball by Kadir Nelson. Nominated for a Cybils award this year, We Are the Ship is the true story of the Negro League from its creation to its end. It’s a children’s book that’s perfect for all ages. The illustrations are not to be missed.
3. The Black Book of Colors by Menena Cottin. How would you describe the color yellow to someone who is blind? Cottin answers that question with a book that is like none I’ve ever read. It’s another picture book that’s for all ages.
4. The End of the Alphabet by CS Richardson. A novella about a dying husband, his relationship with his wife, and his dying wish. It’s one of the few books I reread every year.
5. The Rights of the Reader by Daniel Pennac (nonfiction). You want to know how good this book is? I read it for the first time last week and now I’m rereading it again this week. I have never done that before. If I could I would buy as many copies as I could and give them away to everyone I know who loves to read or is a parent. Read it. Here’s a link to Pennac’s Reader’s Bill of Rights.