Shared Experiences from 2012
The partly cloudy patriot by Sarah Vowell — The time travel wasn't extreme, and mostly included stories from living memory, but I enjoyed the commentary on history, politics, and even job hunting. Favorite quote: "The more history I learn, the more the world fills up with stories."
We bought a zoo by Benjamin Mee — After our visit to the Detroit zoo, I checked this out for further reading. I loved the way the author describes the painful acquisition and renovation of a downtrodden zoo, yet the decision to purchase the dilapidated park and animals was never an impossible dream.
How to grow a woman from the ground [sound recording] by Chris Thile
Eileen Ivers [sound recording]: [traditional Irish music] by Ivers, Eileen
Appalachian journey [sound recording] by Yo-Yo Ma, Edgar Meyer, Mark O'Connor
Divergent by Veronica Roth — The first of a series set in a future where the population is divided by personality type. Unfortunately, Beatrice doesn't fit just one.
Across the Great Barrier by Patricia C. Wrede — The sequel to Thirteenth Child, this is one of my favorite authors tackling a magical wild west.
Dragonsong by Anne McCaffrey
Dragonsinger by Anne McCaffrey
Dragondrums [sound recording] by Anne McCaffrey
The United States Constitution: a graphic adaptation by written by Jonathan Hennessey ; iIllustrated by Aaron McConnell — It's a good year to revisit the Constitution, and this book is full of explanation and historical tidbits that entertain as well as inform. Some of the concepts, like the 3/5 compromise, are illustrated in very thought-provoking ways.
Pirate radio [videodisc] — I watched this movie some time ago, and since Radio Caroline was one of the pirate radio stations loosely depicted in the movie, I've had the following book on my reading list for awhile:
Shiprocked: [life on the waves with Radio Caroline] by Steve Conway — The story of Steve Conway's time with Radio Caroline doesn't include a lot of information about the context of pirate radio, but does include many entertaining anecdotes of his experiences on and off the Ross Revenge.
What a great video! This got me SO excited to begin Connect Your Summer at the Canton Public Library!