|Recommendations of the month:
Website: Because I Am A Girl
This month my wife and I added another charity to the list of charities we already support. Because I Am A Girl is a great charity helping women and girls in need around the world. I will not go into detail as to all that they do, it is easiest to please visit their website. My words would not do justice to the great work they accomplish.
Book Challenge 2017: (No change to the list from last month)
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 third 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.
1 of 26: A book from your childhood.
The Bear a.k.a. The Grizzly King- James Oliver Curwood
2 of 26: A previously banned book.
The Catcher in the Rye- J.D. Salinger
3 of 26: A book with over 500 pages.
501 Must-Know Speeches
4 of 26: A book you read in school.
Of Mice and Men- John Steinbeck
5 of 26: A book that will improve a specific area of your life.
Whatever You Think, Think The Opposite- Paul Arden
Tip of the month: Your Local Library
I know I discuss libraries a lot in these newsletters, but for good reason. I feel that they are a very important part of our societies which often are underutilized. They have changed over the years and many offer things you may not know about so I thought I would do a quick did you know.
Did you know...
- Some libraries offer free access to 3D Printers and also laser cutters?
- Some libraries offer free meeting spaces?
- Some libraries offer free passes to local museums?
- Some libraries offer courses for people of all ages?
- Some libraries offer after school programs?
- Some libraries offer workshops, like writing workshops, often for free?
You 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
Have a suggestion for the recommendation of the month? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.