I received an email this morning that said that I had been selected to give out books on World Book Night in April. To say the least, I was excited! I gave out twenty copies of Orson Scott Card's Ender's Game last year and loved doing it. I signed up again this year, but didn't know if I would be selected until the receipt of this email. I don't recall what I put down as my book choices besides Rick Riordan's The Lightning Thief, but whichever book* it is, I will be thrilled to be doing it again.
It is fun to put books into the hands of light or non-readers and see what happens. If the ideas or the love of reading takes root, that is progress.
Another type of progress: my needlepoint canvas (one of my New Year's resolutions).
Being technologically challenged with an older cell phone, I had to send my photo to my son Mark who then posted it to my Facebook page. From there I copied and pasted it here. Hopefully, as I work on my canvas throughout the year, I will post updated photos of my progress.
As can be seen, much of the swan is completed (the gray feathers, the beak and head) as well as some of the gray in the clouds. But there is still lots to do before the year ends.
* to see all the books to be given away on World Book Night, go to worldbooknight.org and click on the link to the 2013 book list.
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