What I’m Reading Wednesday: #1

Every week I share some of the things I’ve been reading!

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Last week I read The Vegetarian by Han Kang. Full review to come but it was GREAT. The writing is truly extraordinary.

I’m currently reading Love Warrior by Glennon Doyle Melton. Melton wrote Carry On, Warrior, which I loved. So far it is the perfect antidote to all of the negativity in the news. Melton encourages us to take in the information and sit in the pain. When asked why she cries she says, “Because I am paying attention.”

Did you know that Dr. Seuss did political cartoons? I didn’t! Some of his work is eerily appropriate for the modern day.

The St. Louis Public Library ransomware attack is finally over.

I’m adding all 25 of these books about refugees to my TBR pile right now.

Book Review: Grace Not Perfection by Emily Ley

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Grace Not Perfection by Emily Ley
Rating: 3/5

In the interest of full discloser, I was fully primed to love this book. I have used and reviewed Emily Ley’s planners for the past two years and have followed her business journey after hearing about her through Lara Casey. Let me just say this book did not disappoint.

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We Marched…Now What?

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The Women’s March on Washington was a huge success! While it is nice to march, it is important to think about what to do after the march. I’ve rounded up a few books that I think would be perfect to read as you are looking to take action on the issues that led you to march.

A reading list for putting the march into practice.

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Event Recap – Flappers & Fitzgerald: Party with Gatsby!

 Some of you may remember the Harry Potter Holiday Feast that I shared last year. This year we did another literary-themed event —  Flappers & Fitzgerald: Party with Gatsby! It was billed as an evening of dancing and appetizers, complete with mocktail bars.
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The big attraction for the night was learning to Charleston and hearing a live band. A member of the faculty taught the dance lesson.

Dance Lesson

We also found a band called The Recessionals who came and played for us. It was so much fun seeing the students dance to the live music!

Student Dancing

I set up a Photo Booth for students with prop printed on card-stock and attached to wooden skewers. I purchased the prop images from this Etsy seller.

Photobooth Props

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Mocktail and Dinner menu.

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Food tables.

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Table decorations

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I fell in love with the butterfly balls seen in the latest Gatsby movie, so one of my co-workers and I set about making them. They were a true labor of love, but I am so thrilled with how they turned out!

Butterfly Balls

 

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And a final pictures – my coworkers and I. Without them this event never would’ve happened!

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