|Recommendations of the month:
Support Local Writers:
Go to your local bookstore, big chain or small independent, and ask for their local author section. Every city has very talented writers hidden away, hoping someone will find them. You could be missing a future best seller without knowing it. Think global, support local.
Book Challenge 2017:
Each year I set a goal for how many books I will read. Last year I did not hit my goal, yet this year I am already deep into my challenge. In 2017 my goal is to read 26 books. I have found a fun list which makes this goal easier to attain. Each book is a challenge, for example, a book you can read in a day or a book with over 500 pages. So far I am into my seventh book and will keep track of them here so they may serve as suggestions. Follow me on Litsy or Goodreads to read my reviews of each book.
6 of 26: A book written by someone who is not a writer.
Rest in Power - Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin
7 of 26: A non-fiction book.
Born a Crime - Trevor Noah
8 of 26: A book someone else recommended to you.
The Te of Piglet - Benjamin Hoff
of 26: A book set in your hometown.
Mythical Mufferaw - Bernie Bedore
10 of 26: A book set somewhere you will be visiting this year.
Scotty the Pike - Bernie Bedore
Tip of the month: Zooniverse.org
Zooniverse remains the tip of the month, due to big news! All the volunteers parsing before and after satellite images for Puerto Rico and the Caribbean Islands were able to go through 3 years of full time work in 3 weeks. The data we parsed was used to create heat maps which are still being used by emergency rescue teams. This proves if we all do a little, we can make a huge difference.
A current project helps chimpanzees by analyzing hidden camera footage. Go to Zooniverse.org to see how you can help.
Other projects on Zooniverse...
- Help measure astronomical data
- Help conserve wildlife
- Transcribe historical documents (Civil War journals, Shakespeare journals, etc.
- Count bees and help protect them
- Track animal migrations
- Many other fun and fascinating tasks
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Don't forget, your local library can be a great resource. When was the last time you visited?
That is it for this month's newsletter, thank you for your continued support.
Travis J. Croken
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