In July, I introduced myself to the readers of our blogs as "The slowest reader in America". I thought, maybe, I should give you an update on what I'm reading now. While, yes, technically I'm still working on the books I mentioned in my earlier post, I also have a couple more that I am excited to start reading.
It seems like everyone is looking for ways to save money these days. I recently read an online article that gave spending tips from frugal billionaires. There were nearly 5700 responses to the article within two hours.
Autumn’s charm beckons me to crunch my way through her woods, breathe in her crisp cool air, and lose myself in her vibrant splashes of color. A sentimental time filled with family and friends, fall always has a way of filling me with memories. My musings wander like a gentle breeze and I lose myself, yet again, in my lively recollections of bittersweet memories and choices made. Robert Frost sums up my feelings in his poem “The Road Not Taken”.
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both
On September 11, 2001, America changed forever as a result of the terrorist attacks in New York, Washington D.C., and Pennsylvania. It is a day we will never forget. Across our great nation a variety of events will be held to honor those who lost their lives, were injured, or performed heroic actions on that horrific day. Many will attend these public memorials.
You may have watched this TV series earlier this year, where a celebrity goes place to place to trace their family ancestry with help from genealogical experts. Did you know that there is a book by the same title, written by Megan Smolenyak, who was the chief research advisor for the TV series?
Some of my fondest memories of childhood were visits to the library. I would walk four blocks to get there. When I opened the heavy oak doors, I entered a cool, silent sanctuary. I loved any book that was on display, and always felt special sitting in the child-sized chairs. My library card was just a piece of paper, but it was a passport to unknown worlds. Things have changed a little since then, well, okay, a lot!
Libraries are still a magical place to be. Check out the one near you.