Good news: the Monday Moodlifters are back!
I was thinking a lot about this before deciding to bring these posts back, because it takes a lot of time to have a weekly recurring post, and my schedule is pretty hectic. I decided to do it anyway.
I think in these times, which are hard for everyone, everywhere around the world, it is even more important than before that we’re taking at least a couple of minutes for light, uplifting thinking, even if it’s only once in a week. So, here it is: Monday Moodlifters are back!
Unfortunately, at the moment I am unable to restart This Week’s New Releases and Reviews as well – for that I would need tons of time that I just cannot afford right now. I’m thinking of a link-up version of the series sometime, but I’m not there yet. (I’m counting on your opinions in the question, though, so please, feel free to write a comment and discus this with me!)
1. This Week’s New Releases (covers at least)
For more information, visit this goodreads site: Most Popular Books Published In April 2020
Have you read any of these books, or are you planning to? I’d love some more thoughts on them! 😉
2. What happened on this day, April 13th, in previous years of history?
- In 1613, on this day, Samuel Argall, having captured Native American princess Pocahontas in Passapatanzy, Virginia, set off with her to Jamestown with the intention of exchanging her for English prisoners held by her father.*
- In 1870, the New York City Metropolitan Museum of Art was founded.*
- In 1618, Roger de Rabutin, Comte de Bussy, French author was born.*
- In 1872, Alexander Roda Roda, Austrian-Croatian journalist and author was born.*
- In 1879, Oswald Bruce Cooper, American type designer, lettering artist, graphic designer, and educator was born.*
- In 1906, Samuel Beckett, Irish novelist, poet, and playwright, Nobel Prize laureate was born.*
- In 1909, Eudora Welty, American short story writer and novelist was born.*
- In 1914, Orhan Veli Kanık, Turkish poet and author was born.*
- In 1939, Seamus Heaney, Irish poet and playwright, Nobel Prize laureate was born.*
- In 1943, Tim Krabbé, Dutch journalist and author and Philip Norman, English journalist, author, and playwright were born.*
- In 1948, Drago Jančar, Slovenian author and playwright was born.*
- In 1952, Gabrielle Gourdeau, Quebec writer was born.*
- In 1957, Amy Goodman, American journalist and author was born.*
- In 1964, At the Academy Awards, Sidney Poitier becomes the first African-American male to win the Best Actor award for the 1963 film Lilies of the Field.*
What a day for the birth of writers!
Which one of these is your favorite?
Happy birthday to all!
3. The “Something Cute”:
Don’t you just love this little one? With the serious, curious look on the face? *.*
I want one so much!!
So, that’s it for today!
Have a fun day, have a wonderful Easter, if you celebrate it!
Hug somebody from your household! If it’s not possible, just make a call, and if you don’t prefer that, just send a nice message to someone you care about! It makes all the difference in your day.