This week I’m celebrating books’ ability to connect people.
This past Sunday, I got to dress up as Eric Carle’s Very Hungry Caterpillar for work as part of Penguin Kids’ Very Big Wiggle Tour! It was quite an experience! What I thought would be a simple costume was quite elaborate. It was all worth it though with kids and adults enjoying a story time favorite in real life!
One of my friends sent a PayPal donation for my LGBT Book Drive which just made my day! Robin is such a passionate literacy advocate herself!
On Tuesday, I stopped by the Central’s Children’s Library and had a great talk with a couple of the staff there about books! I just love connecting with other readers. I am so impressed with everything Multnomah County Library does!
Then, later that night, I attended the Everybody Reads presentation for The Residue Years by Mitchell S. Jackson. While I didn’t particularly enjoy the book (in which I seem to be in the minority,) I found his talk to be more thought-provoking. He used Revision as a philosophy, to be able to see something in a larger context, as a re-envisioning, of sorts. He advised that while we may not know what we’re going to be, we shouldn’t put ourselves in binds. Someone shared they overheard an audience member say after the event that it made him “think about the decisions in his life.”
My Audio/Video Pick of the Week is Eric Carle reading The Very Hungry Caterpillar.
What are you celebrating this week?