My life in books:
This past two weeks I've managed to read a decent number of books given that it was the holidays. And I did a 2016 in review post of the 76 books I read this past year. Tomorrow I'm going to post What I Want to Read in 2017.
- The Plot to Kill Hitler by Patricia McCormick--YA non-fiction
- The Christmas Box by Richard Paul Evans--A sweet holiday book I received from a friend
- The Art of Flying by Antonio Altarriba--A graphic novel about the Spanish Civil War (a Christmas gift from my brother)
- Bone Gap by Laura Ruby--Winner of the 2016 Michael L. Printz Award
- Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly--I am really looking forward to the movie!
- Most Dangerous by Steve Sheinkin--Winner of the YALSA best non-fiction. It's about Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers
- The Porcupine of Truth by Bill Konigsberg--Winner of the Stonewall Book Award (YA LGBTQ)
I am super excited about my new creative adventure: Bullet Journaling and lettering/calligraphy (I mentioned this in a previous Sunday Salon post). I've now been bullet journaling for a month and am loving it! I've found about 5 women colleagues who are also doing it so it's like we have a little club at work where we can share ideas and inspirations. On Friday I learned about a woman in Ottawa, Canada who is running a "Show Your Skills Drill" Challenge via Facebook and Instagram, teaching people to the basics of lettering/calligraphy so I am joining that. In fact, I've created a separate Instagram account to show my practicing and work (@bujohelen). I went out yesterday and bought some new supplies and that got me really excited to start (I feel the same way about buying school supplies each August).