Here are the blog council’s awards for the posts on a book you found in the library:
Best Post: Beth O’Brien
Most Timely: Derek Craig
Protestant Work Ethic (Research Driven): Lauren McGuiggan and Joey Martin
Congratulations to the above bloggers!
As you may know, my father emigrated from Barcelona, Catalunya, Spain. I was named for the patron saint of Catalunya, San Jordi (Saint George).
Today is one of my favorite celebrations from my second home- Barcelona. April 23rd is “la diada de San Jordi.” Traditionally, women receive a rose, and men a book. But you can mix it up how you like these days. Of course, this is especially apt as you have done your book posts! The city is covered with street book stalls. A whole city celebrating the love of the book! Nothing could make me happier! Flowers, meh.
Here is a short (2 min) video from BCN.CAT, a public broadcaster, checking in with average folks. You can hear mostly Catalan, a different language. For example, you will hear “roses”= roses, “llibres”=books (the “ll” in Catalan has no English equivalent. It is somewhere between “l” and “e”), “sempre”=always, “vermell”= red, “carrers”= streets.
Bon San Jordi!
After searching the library database with key words such as “Japanese Whaling”, “Eco-terrorism” and “Sea Shepherd”, I found two hits for books. The first book was “Sea Shepherd: My Fight for Whales and Seal” by Paul Watson (President of the Sea Shepherd Conservation group). I found this book first and flipped through it, but it failed to provide much more than a narrative of his early experiences as a conservationist. Although the information is interesting, I do not think it will be much use for my white paper.