Another Sunday? How does that happen so quickly?! Happy Mother's Day to anyone who is celebrating today. And, if you aren't, happy Sunday!
For some reason I am tired at the end of this week. Perhaps it's because I spent 2 of the days moving TONS of heavy textbooks. Also my Library has been closed a lot this week due to AP testing and that gets a bit boring since I don't get to interact with the students as much.
Friday night I took my daughter and a friend of hers to see my school's production of Grease; it was so much fun! And yes, I know there is drinking, smoking, swearing, and talk of sex, but it was all ok. 9-year-olds think people who drink and smoke are idiots and they didn't get the subtle references to virginity, etc. And in the car on the way home we talked about how Sandy shouldn't have changed for Danny. Actually, the girls knew a few of the students in the play because they dance at the same studio. I think that is the thing that had the biggest impression on them.
I remember when I was in high school and I'd go to the spring shows, I'd always end up with a crush on one or more of the actors. As an adult I realize it's their ability to be someone they aren't, to sing, dance, and really let loose on the stage. It's such an appealing ability. It doesn't hurt that theater kids tend to be interesting and bright as well.
May Madness is an annual event at the Music Academy of the West here in Santa Barbara. People donate their stuff so others can buy it. Sort of like a high class garage sale (a friend of my mom's once bought a painting for $2,000 that turned out to be worth $57,000!). Anyway, I went just for the book section and managed to buy 9 books for $9. 3 are for me and 6 are for my school library. Here's what I got:
Tsukiyama's The Samurai's Garden is one of my all-time favorite books. I got Women of the Silk for Christmas (haven't read it yet) and this one is the sequel.
Anyone have any input on any of these three books?