First of all, even though I’ve only been away from the bookstore a few days, I loved being back today and being a bookseller.
Yesterday, I was able to attend an Oregon Reads event celebrating the life and works of the state’s most famous poet, William Stafford. I love community reading projects- and to have it be statewide is just awesome to me! They handed out copies of Ask Me, a collection of 100 of his essential poems.
His son, Kim Stafford, was the featured speaker. He is such a great supporter of libraries and I’m always excited to hear him speak. He, too, has a way with words. The stories he shared about his father were the kind that makes one nod their head as if coming to the conclusion, “Yes, I can see why people come together to celebrate him.”
Who knew I’d like books about cats? Catwings is simply PURR-fect! Sweet and full of wonder, these are great books for read-alouds. Get all four books in the series by Portland author Ursula K. Le Guin and illustrated by S. D. Schindler!
Read my reviews of these books here.
*= It was OK
**= Liked it
****= Highly Recommended
I’m hoping to Alexander McCall Smith’s The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon. I also picked up some impulse library books!
Have a great reading week!