Saturday, March 21, 2020

One Phrase, Three Directives

From the New York Times Book Review:

 stay safe, stay healthy, stay reading

I've finished Frogkisser by Garth Nix (a lovely middle/upper grades re-imagined folk story of magic and strong-minded princesses.

I'm about halfway through Uprooted, by Naomi Novik (the first book by last month's HS book club choice, Spinning Silver).  I do enjoy (and perhaps identify with) stories of women who discover power in their values and family background, and use it to vanquish evil and self doubt.

Next up: rereading Graceling by Kristen Cashore for JH book club, and reading (or listening to) Michelle Obama's Becoming, the HS book club choice.  I did listen to Obama's interview/gab session with Oprah Winfrey in the SuperSoul Conversations podcast, and I'm primed to go!

The plan is to do 'virtual' book club conversations via Google Meet or Zoom.  That will be worked out soon.  If Reese Witherspoon and Oprah can have online book clubs, then by-gosh-by-golly, Paideia can too!

What have you read so far during the Great Distancing??

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