Through books we can start to imagine the experiences of newcomers, and expand our ability to empathize with them.
I visited lots of museums and churches and old things while in Oxford. But the Story Museum was by far my top choice. Whether you are a child, have a child, or would like to remind yourself that you aren’t a child anymore, there’s something for everyone.
When I was small, I loved going to bookstores and libraries in other towns. I didn’t think it at all inappropriate to bring a notebook and a pencil in with me, locate books I would like to read and -rather than buying them- write down their titles and authors to borrow from my local library later on. I’m now told this behaviour was somewhat questionable – though I’m not sure I’d agree.
We’re already 6 months into the year and my Goodreads account tells me I’m 8 books behind on my reading challenge. Off to a great start. If you’re new to Goodreads, they have a reading challenge each year, and participants can choose how many books they’d like to get through in 12 months. I try to set relatively high goals but clearly this year I’m not winning yet.
I’ve had a very mixed bag of reads this winter/spring.