Wow, got really busy there and just realized how terribly I've been neglecting my poor blog. I'll just pop in again to share a few things that I've found interesting over the last couple of weeks...
Just finished Esther Sternberg's Healing Spaces (a review to come) and one very interesting fact I discovered in that book is that dogs who track by scent can distinguish between anyone...except for identical twins. They smell the same. Weird!
Are you familiar with the concept of Slow Food? I've just come across quite an intriguing small book called Slow Reading, by John Miedema, in which he says that "slow reading of books is still essential for nurturing literacy and the capacity for extended linear thought." If you want to take a look there is a sample chapter online, and lots of info on his website as well.
Thanks to Kate at Kate's Book Blog, I found an article at The Guardian all about childhood reading. Specifically, childhood books that can still make you cry. I think that the ones that really get to me, even now, are Anne of Green Gables (Reading about Matthew and you don't cry? You must be very cold-hearted!) and Tuck Everlasting. That one can really get me going. What about you?
Also at the Guardian, one of my favourite books by my latest author crush is the bookclub pick: Moon Tiger by Penelope Lively. Read a summary and then follow along!
And seriously, it doesn't take much to make a librarian happy. Look at my shiny new office toy:
It's so purple! And it holds so many new books :)