This week I’m celebrating nice moments with friends throughout the week.
One day, my friend and I met up to try a donut place I’ve been wanting to try- Pip’s Original. Tiny donuts of different flavors. They were delicious. The chocolate ones were my favorites.
After that, I gave her a tour of Beverly Cleary’s neighborhood. Living in Portland, we’re fortunate enough to see some of the places she wrote about in her books.
We went to a couple of houses she lived in growing up, the Beverly Cleary School, and passed by the spot where Ramona’s boots got stuck in the mud.
We ended up at Grant Park at the Beverly Cleary Sculpture Garden where there are statues of her characters and we posed with Ramona, Henry and Ribsy, before having some playground fun. Luckily there were no kids around because that would have been weird!
Along the way, we saw some great Little Free Libraries and Poetry posts. It was a fun literary day.
Then later that day, I decided to volunteer with the Friends of the Library Used Book Sale. Although my term as a board member ended last year, I’m still a big supporter of what they do to help our awesome library!
This past Saturday was Independent Bookstore Day. I was able to buy an exclusive release of a book which I’m giving as a gift to someone in a few months. It was a good day at our store as well. Thank you to everyone who supported an independent bookstore that day- and those who support them every day! This bookseller is very happy!
What are you celebrating this week?