Following along with Boof’s 40 Day Challenge leading up to her 40th birthday, day 27!
27) A book I love that deserves to be better known
I have been following The Satellite Sisters for more than ten years now – through their weekly radio show turned daily radio show, turned daily podcast, turned weekly podcast; through their articles in O Magazine and through their blogs, and most recently through one of them publishing a novel. Ten years ago for Christmas I got their book ‘The Satellite Sisters: Uncommon Senses’ which was (and still is) such a great book. It’s the lessons they learned growing up in a large family (8 kids) on the east coast. The lessons were many and still hold true today. I believe they are possibly re-releasing the book or some incarnation of it and if they do, it will be a gift I will give to friends. One of the sisters, Lian, published her novel “Helen of Pasadena,” last December and it is a really great book, too! I drove to Edina on a cold cold evening in December to hear her speak and get some books signed for gifts. What fun to meet a “sister” in person. I feel like they are all friends of mine!
#27 on my list was: Finish a NYT crossword without looking at the answers! I have been able to successfully complete this several times – at the Monday level. The New York Time’s Crossword Puzzles get harder as the week goes on, leading up to the nearly impossible (to me) Sunday puzzle. I have a book filled with Monday puzzles and can rip through one pretty easily. I should go get a Tuesday book and keep moving forward. Maybe in my 43rd year. 🙂
Off to read!