Monday, January 12, 2009

Good News Monday

It's Monday, the perfect day to post some great news to start the week off. There's a lot of good going on in the world, ya'll:

1. Fiction Readers
Fiction reading is UP UP UP according to the newest report form the National Endowment for the Arts. Here's the NYT article, "Fiction Reading Increases For Adults" with the details: ..."the proportion of overall literary reading increased among virtually all age groups, ethnic and demographic categories since 2002. Increased most dramatically among 18-t0-24-year-olds, who had previously shown the most significant declines." Yay.

2. Vegetarians. I love that the younger generation is SO into caring for the Earth. Young folks are the new stewards of the environment who take their roles to heart. Here's more from ABC News about a new report from the Government: 1 in 200 kids are vegetarians-- the main reason? Concern for animals. Oh, my children, you rock!

3. Spring Bulbs
Those harbingers of spring-- and hope--the narcissus and daffodil bulbs are January. Elizabeth, a character in my first novel, The Garden Angel, thought of them as "green fingers reaching skyward." Here's an emerald hand, beside the stone possum, from my back garden:

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