Weekend Reading, 4.18.14

“It is not true that people stop pursuing dreams because they grow old,
they grow old because they stop pursuing dreams.”
Gabriel García Márquez

I had planned to write about Easter eggs today. They are very much on my mind right now, as my family gets ready for the holiday. But then, as I was preparing this post, I heard the news of the death of Gabriel García Márquez.

I first read his work the summer before my senior year of high school. As an AP English student, I was assigned to read a book of my choosing from a long list prepared by my teacher. I selected García Márquez’s 100 Hundred of Solitude.

It changed my life.

I had never experienced writing like that before. García Márquez’s use of magical realism just simply blew my mind. He redefined quality and evocative writing for me. In honor of his death, I’ll be rereading 100 Hundred of Solitude and Love in the Time of Cholera, and I am sure to enjoy them again and again.

Speaking of reading, here’s my roundup of interesting things around the web… enjoy… and Happy Easter to you and yours!

1 | It’s not too late to decorate for Easter – here are 8 great ideas

2 | One mom’s story about being racially profiled

3 | Are you undone by school half days?

4 | How to have a green Easter: compost or recycle those Easter Eggs

5 | I’m on Team Ketchup – are you?

6 | This post has opened my eyes to a new way of shopping at Target

7 | Two posts about kids: it’s hard to be kid and passing up opportunities to cease yelling at your kids

8 | Two stylish ideas for the home: modern looking watering cans and a customizable shoe organizer


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