Good morning! It’s the first day of spring and right it’s raining in SoCal. I don’t mind. Fall and winter are my favorite seasons while spring and summer are two seasons I don’t get along with. To me there’s nothing better than curling up on a rainy day with a good book and a cup of coffee while wearing a great sweater. The only good thing about spring is Easter. My family’s pretty secular so Easter is more of a holiday where we give books than anything else.
The tradition started when I was a child and my mother would fill my Easter baskets with mostly Baby-Sitters Club books and very little candy. I didn’t really mind about the candy because I always received just enough to eat while I read the latest adventures of the BSC. So now I do the same thing for my children.
Did you know that Dewey’s 24-Hour Read-a-thon is coming up? April 9th is the date. Usually I would start picking out my stack of books to read but I think I’ll wait until a few days before the event to put a stack together. I’m sure a moody reader that I’m sure whatever I pick now, I’m not going to want to read during the event.
I wrote a post yesterday about how you can help with the read-a-thon.
Indie Lit Awards 2011
I signed up to become a voting member for this year’s Indie Lit Awards. The awards is hosted by Wallace at Unputdownables. Book bloggers from all over the blogisphere nominate, read, and vote for their favorite books in several categories. I’m a member of the Poetry category and I’m can’t wait to see what bloggers nominate in September.
So now I’m off to enjoy this wet weather. I’m currently on a non-fiction reading binge. I’m currently re-reading Daniel Pink’s Drive, The Procrastination Equation: How to Stop Putting Things off and Start Getting Stuff Done by Piers Steel, Book Lust to Go by Nancy Pearl, and Nerds: How Dorks, Tweebs, Techies, and Trekkies Can Save America by David Anderegg. I just finished reading The Day Nina Simone Stopped Singing by Darina Al-Joundi. It’s a memoir about Al-Joundi’s chaotic childhood, adolescence and adulthood in Beirut as the daughter of a poet. It really made me think about the long-term effects of war on a population and its culture.
What are you reading today?