Saturday, August 7, 2010

Sunday Salon: 30 Days of Insight: Music


Life/Family:
I realized that I've been putting "work" before "life/family", which is just wrong. So, I'm switching their order! Seems trivial, but it's not. A friend's mom passed away this week (at only 66) so it's got me thinking a lot of people I grew up with, moms, memories and more. I am balancing that with my brother and his family being in town for a couple weeks, which is great! My daughter, an only child, is loving having her three cousins here!

30 Days of Insight: Day 3 (5 songs to have on a deserted island and why)
  1. Don't Worry, Be Happy by Bobby McFarrin. If I was stuck on a deserted island I would need something to keep me positive and this song would be the right attitude
  2. Viva la Vida by Cold Play. This is just one of my current favorites
  3. Let it Be by the Beatles. This one is an all-time favorite
  4. Imagine by John Lennon. Imagine is one of the most beautiful songs ever. Love the message!
  5. Mamma Mia by Abba. If I am stuck on a deserted island I will have to entertain myself and when I am not reading or figuring out how to get the heck off the island, I will dance.

Work:
School is creeping nearer and nearer. Though we don't start for a couple weeks, I seem to be at school at least once a week for meetings (staff development planning, helping other librarians, etc).

Books/Reading:
I received a copy of The Life You've Imagined by Kristina Riggle, which I am going to read as part of a TLC Tour. I just finished Irene Ziegler's Ashes to Water and will post my review as part of a TLC tour on September 1. But the author also sent me her first book, Rules of the Lake, which is sort of a prequel! And, since I liked Ashes to Water, I am looking forward to reading Rules of the Lake.

I have a give away going on for Half the Sky by Kristof and WuDunn. It is international and ends on August 19, 2010.

2 comments:

Aths said...

I agree with Imagine! It is one of the most beautiful songs on this planet!

I can also finally say that work is creeping nearer for me as well (wow, I'm going back to work after more than 2 years!) Have fun in the meantime (and after school starts too!)

Helen's Book Blog said...

Aths--Going back to work after 2 years away will feel so strange at first. Good luck!