“Everybody in America was supposed to grab whatever he could and hold onto it. Some Americans were very good at grabbing and holding, were fabulously well-to-do. Others couldn’t get their hands on doodley-squat.”
“The women all had big minds because they were big animals, but they did not use them much for this reason: unusual ideas could make enemies, and the women, if they were going to achieve any sort of comfort and safety, needed all the friends they could get.”
“Every person had a clearly defined part to play - as a black person, a female high school dropout, a Pontiac dealer, a gynecologist, a gas-conversion burner installer. If a person stopped living up to expectations...everybody went on imagining that person was living up to expectations anyway.”
My 100th book of 2017 was on the recommendation of @claycrawf and I’m glad I finished out the year with this one. (Ok, I’ll probably read a few more in the next two weeks actually.) I didn’t know what to expect going in but I’m such a big fan of satirical work of America so I was not disappointed at all. In fact, I almost wish there was more. I will definitely read more by Kurt Vonnegut. Thank you, Clayton!
Our push to improve literacy and language in Bendigo children has been given another great boost thanks to the Kiwanis Club of Bendigo who has donated this brilliant book box library for our new Central site at 165-171 Hargreaves Street. The idea of the library is to encourage children to read by taking a book they like. The book box library was painted by Access Skills Training clients. The Kiwanis are donating the boxes in support of the Communities for Children language and literacy strategy in Bendigo. A big thank you to everyone involved! Don't forget we are offering free reading sessions at kidzspace in Kangaroo Flat each Tuesday from 10am to 11am during the school term. To learn more use this link: http://bit.ly/freereadingsessions
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I've been reading up a storm lately and was about to give the books away when I decided I wanted to share the great adult books with the people around me. We share kids books all the time at school but what about nonprofessional reads?
Coworkers are welcome to bring their own as well and add it to the basket to share. They can come grab, read, enjoy, return for others to enjoy, and then choose another! Something easy and simple to put together :) hope these sweet books added will bring joy to someone else too!