This Weekend~April 12~Be a D.E.A.R.

Today is D.E.A.R. DayDrop 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.

So Few of Me Book Cover

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

Mid-Week Question of the Week~May 2~Book Essentials

“It is a great thing to start life with a small number of really good books which are your very own.” ~Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

This week’s question of the week, is a bit more objective in scope. I am so extremely interested in your answer!

If you were moving and space was at a premium, what ten books would you absolutely, positively have to take with you? 

books photo from Kind Over Matter

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Other Book and Page Photos


Other Mid-Week Questions

A List of Books from 2011

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. :)

Excellence Reading List~ Day 17~ Be Gentle Be Love

Perhaps if you become what you think you may also become what you read. Toward that goal, here is my Excellence Reading List.  

Healing Reading List

Question: How do you practice Excellence?

Day 17 in the Be Gentle, Be Love Class Spiritual Notes to Myself: Essential Wisdom for the 21st…
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Please Note: Books link to Amazon but I do not receive any monetary value if you buy them there.
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