Posted on April 12, 2013 by BecauseOfGrace
Today is D.E.A.R. Day — Drop Everything And Read Day–a day designed to remind folks of all ages to make reading a priority.
Grab a book and a big chair or a Kindle and a comfy cushion and get ready to read, preferable with someone or to someone!
Although I am not a librarian, here are a few suggestions:
So Few of Me by Peter Reynolds~Leo’s list of things to do keeps growing, until one day he wishes, “If only there were two of me.” As he gets his wish, life becomes more complicated, not less complicated.
The Dot by Peter Reynolds–A teacher first uses wit, then subtle yet clever encouragement to inspire her student Vahti to go beyond her insecurities and become, in the words of a younger boy who “can’t” draw either, “a really great artist.”
Sky Color by Peter Reynolds. Marisol loves to paint. So when her teacher asks her to help make a mural for the school library, she can’t wait to begin! But how can Marisol make a sky without blue paint?
Author Peter H. Reynolds offers a gentle, playful reminder that if we keep our hearts open and look beyond the expected, creative inspiration will come.
and that is also a timely reminder for this weekend!
What are you going to read this weekend?
Happy D.E.A.R. Day!
Previous Weekend Activities
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Posted on January 3, 2012 by BecauseOfGrace
Best Books List—2011
These are the books I really liked during the last year. They may not necessarily have been published in 2011 but hey are linked to Amazon so you can pre-read a summary and readers’ comments. As a big fan of checking books out from the library, I would recommend checking them out at your library before committing to purchase.
There are only two books of fiction that I read last year that I can recommend. The others left me kind of “Bleh… Whatever.”
Crazy Love by Francis Chan
The Sunday Philosophy Club by Alexander McCall Smith
Captivating by John and Stasi Eldridge
Grace for the Good Girl by Emily Freeman
Approval Addiction by Joyce Meyer
The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown
Restoring Broken Things by Stephen Curtis Chapman
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Schaffer
Invitation to Solitude and Silence by Ruth Haley Burton
Have you read any of these books? Do you see any to consider? Share comments below please…
And…My daughter has a wonderful blog on books for Young Adult fiction, if you would like to visit. It is called Imagination in Focus. Her writing has a biting edge typical of pre-mortgage, young idealists. :)
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Posted on May 18, 2011 by BecauseOfGrace
Perhaps if you become what you think you may also become what you read. Toward that goal, here is my Excellence Reading List.
Question: How do you practice Excellence?
Day 17 in the Be Gentle, Be Love Class
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