Monthly Archives: April 2012
Spring is here! And so are new books to the Urchin Bookshelf! Check it before you wreck it. (Actually, don’t wreck it at all. We only have one, and it was given to us by a large man with a … Continue reading
This week’s theme: Daydreaming. Beth Geo Margaret Sarah Next week’s theme: Sweeping generalisations.
By Margaret Hedderman Of all our great under appreciated holidays, Arbor Day is perhaps the most important. On the first Arbor Day in 1872 over 1 million trees were planted. Today, an estimated 8.2 million trees will be planted in the United … Continue reading
By Geo Ong The two book series that everyone seems to be reading these days are The Hunger Games trilogy and the Fifty Shades trilogy. I’d rather not discuss either one, but as this article’s title suggests, we need to … Continue reading
By Sarah Jost When I was growing up, my family visited a different national park every summer. Having taken driving vacations around America with her parents in the 1950s and 60s, my mum was eager to show me all of … Continue reading
By Margaret Hedderman I am quite proud of the fact that I do not own a TV. Recently, however, I visited a household with a very large, flat TV and realized one of the many things I have missed not … Continue reading
Music makes the world go round, which is great, because that makes more sense to us than whatever real answer lies ahead. ‘My Body’s a Zombie for You’ by Dead Man’s Bones As if being an incredibly talented actor (Blue … Continue reading