Sunday, July 21, 2019

BW30: Bookish Birthdays and News





Time for another round of bookish birthdays and news! Today is the anniversary of  Ernest Hemingway's birthday as well as John Gardner, Harold Hart Crane, Francis Parkinson Keyes, Yrjö Jylhä, Marshall McLuhan, Mohammed Dib, Tess Gallagher, and Buchi Emecheta. Have fun following learning about some maybe not so familiar authors and poets.

In the News

In honor of the moon landing fifty years ago - 7 Otherworldly Books about the Moon and Space and How women and the moon intertwine in literature and A WIRED Booklover’s Guide to the Moon

Do You See What I See? A Poetic Vintage Art-Science Primer on the Building Blocks of the Perceptual World

Writers to Watch Fall 2019: Anticipated Debuts

Lesser Known Works by Authors You Love

16 Books that should be on your Radar: July 2019

TED’s giant summer reading list: Books to open right now


Ten Diverse Books by Women to read in 2019

Happy Reading! 

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Sunday, July 14, 2019

BW29: Ode to Hope




Ode to Hope 

by

Pablo Neruda


Oceanic dawn
at the center
of my life,
waves like grapes,
the sky's solitude,
you fill me
and flood
the complete sea,
the undiminished sky,
tempo
and space,
sea foam's white
battalions,
the orange earth,
the sun's
fiery waist
in agony,
so many
gifts and talents,
birds soaring into their dreams,
and the sea, the sea,
suspended
aroma,
chorus of rich, resonant salt,
and meanwhile,
we men,
touch the water,
struggling,
and hoping,
we touch the sea,
hoping.

And the waves tell the firm coast:
'Everything will be fulfilled.' 

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Sunday, July 7, 2019

BW28: 52 Books Bingo - Ancients





Our next 52 Books Bingo adventure is taking us back to the Ancients. The timeline begins in 2500 BC and the oldest known story, The Epic of Gilgamesh and continues through 500AD approximately. We have a wide brush to choose from with classical and historical fiction literature set in or about ancient Greece, Rome, Roman Britain, Ireland, Asia, Egypt, the Middle East, and biblical times.

There are a number of ways to go with this category, including but not limited to:

Read a book set in an ancient civilization
Read an alternative history/science Fiction/Fantasy book set during ancient times
Read a book written in ancient times
Read a book with Ancient in the title
Spell out Ancient, using one book per letter in the title.

A basic level guide to classical antiquity

Goodreads Popular Ancient History Books

Ancient Men of Power: The Roman Republic’s Most Influential Leaders

Top 10 Most Important People in Greece


Bookriot's 100 Must Read Books about Ancient History

Follow ancient paths through Pre Roman Europe

Modern Interpretations of Ancient Myths

7 Best Ancient History Audiobooks of All Time

There are a wide variety of authors whose writing will thrust you back into time into the lives and times of Ancient characters such as Ben Kane with his Forgotten Legion Series to Bodie and Brock Thoene's Ad Chronicles, two of my favorite authors.

Have fun exploring and traveling through ancient history.

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