Harry LOVES playing fetch with sparkle balls and basically follows me around, waiting for the chance to play fetch.
Spilling Open: The Art of Becoming Yourself by Sabrina Ward Harrison. Let’s just say I wasn’t this eloquent at 21, although maybe after pruning and editing for publication…
Mayhem and Harry on the couch.
Mayhem and Polly on the couch.
Handsome Harry is handsome.
Oh Polly. LOL!
Zen Pencils – Creative Struggle: Illustrated Advice from Masters of Creativity by Gavin Aung Than. Enjoyable graphic novel style book with quotes from creatives such as Frida Kahlo, Albert Einstein, and Nikola Tesla.
Carry On and Wayward Son (Simon Snow 1-2) by Rainbow Rowell. Amusing, absolutely NOT Harry Potter (AHEM) story of Chosen One Simon Snow and the wacky shenanigans he and his friends get up to at their British wizarding school (first book). In the second book, he and his friends visit the US over their university holiday and get up to more wacky shenanigans. Ends tidily, unless you read the epilogue, which sets up a sort of cliffie situation for the next book. Grrrr.
Death and Relaxation, Devils and Details, Rock Candy, and Paper Stars (Ordinary Magic 1-2, 4.1, 4.2) by Devon Monk. Ok paranormal romance series about the chief of police and her sisters (also cops) of Ordinary, Oregon, where the gods go to vacation without their powers.
“…zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz…” -Chaos and Mayhem
Full lap! 🙂
I’m not quite finished reading these, but I’ll finish this weekend. I highly recommend both:
Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor by Layla F. Saad.
White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo.
I also highly recommend Library Extension, which shows you whether your library has books you search for on Goodreads or Amazon, and, if your library owns the books, how many copies in which formats and whether they’re checked out or not.
*STAREDOWN* -Chaos & Mayhem
Learn, Do, Make, Think
Cool or Wha…?
The Confident Creative: Drawing to Free the Hand and Mind by Cat Bennett. Ok look at using drawing as a sort of mindfulness meditation. Definitely a book and reader mismatch on this one – I read the whole thing, but I was annoyed at it/about it most of the time. YMMV.
Black Mould (The Rivers of London Graphic Novel #3) by Ben Aaronovitch. Very good continuation of the series in which Peter and Sahra are on the trail of some particularly lively black mould… According to the timeline in the back, this takes place after The Hanging Tree and before The Furthest Station.
Sidney Crosby: One of the NHL’s Top Scorers by Jeanne Nagle. Maybe I can’t rate this fairly, being pretty far out of the target audience (grades 5-8). It seemed kind of disjointed to me. But I did learn some bits of Sidney Crosby trivia I hadn’t known before, which was cool.
The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill. Excellent young adult fantasy novel about (wait for it) a girl who drank the moon. 😀 Recommended. (And from a Minnesota author!) I’m already on the list at the library for more of her books.
Think, Do, Make, Learn
Cool or Wha…?
Doodle Art and Lettering with Joanne Sharpe: Inspiration and Techniques for Personal Expression by Joanne Sharpe. What it says in the title. 🙂 I really like Joanne Sharpe’s art journaling style and enjoyed her tips, tricks, and suggestions.
“But why 42?” -Mayhem