Library summer reading challenge: Another excuse to read more books
There's nothing quite like stepping into a library. Whenever I move to a new place (which is often), I look for the nearest library first. I need the community, and writers have to read A LOT. It shouldn't come as a shock that I happily signed up for the Hawaii State Library's 2017 Summer Reading Challenge.
Words are important: Choose your message
Some of my favorite words are so old that they were passed down before writing was a thing. “Sing, Goddess, the wrath of Achilles,” ringing out from the first line of Homer’s Iliad may as well be the Sirens' song for me. Some things are more recent, but they have stayed with me. “The unexamined life is not worth living.” Forsan et haec olim memnisse iuvabit. (“Perhaps one day it will be a pleasure to remember these things.”) I am in awe of these extraordinary words.