"In my own little corner in my own little chair / I can be whatever I want to be
On the wing of my fancy I can fly anywhere / and the world will open it's arms to me" - Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella
This weekend my daughter and I had the pleasure of watching a stage production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella at the Fireside Dinner Theatre in Fort Atkinson. We met one my childhood friends and her children there and enjoyed the performance together. Their company made the evening extra special. Plenty of little princesses attended the show and my daughter very much enjoyed seeing her first musical on stage. After the performance, Cinderella and Prince Charming graciously posed for pictures and gave hugs and handshakes to all those wanting to meet them in person. It was a wonderful mother/daughter activity and we hope to return again next year for the showing of the musical Annie.
This summer my family has a very busy schedule and, as I indicated before, I just haven't had as much time to post on my blog. July shouldn't be quite as crazy, but I still may not post every day like I had in the past. I plan to enjoy this summer and spend as much time with my family as possible. I hope you understand my reasons for fewer posts. Please do continue to stop on by because I have some really wonderful and fun posts planned.
As always, books will remain my primary focus on this blog. Last night I attended a meeting in our community regarding a proposed public library expansion project. The proposition was turned down, but that in itself was not what I found particularly surprising. Sadly, there are several members in our community that do not value the library enough to consider for future needs of the community. Some of the comments made at the meeting were shocking and even disrespectful. Even though library use often increases enormously during times of economic hardship, libraries face tough budget cuts instead of receiving funding they need to support the demand. Libraries need the support of community members and they very much depend on the support of local municipal governments and city officials. When those in charge have a closed mind set, growth and forward progress is unfortunately hindered.
One of the primary purposes of this blog is to get the word out about interesting books. I hope that this little corner of the world is helpful to some and that many have searched for and discovered new books after reading my recommendations. If so, then I will have fulfilled my goal in promoting books and literacy and advocating for libraries. Books do open whole new worlds and readers can indeed fly anywhere they might fancy with a book in their arms!
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