7-Imp’s 7 Kicks #659:
Featuring A Big Bed for Little Snow

h1 October 13th, 2019 by jules


The Horn Book has posted my review of A Big Bed for Little Snow (Little, Brown, October 2019), Grace Lin’s follow-up to last year’s A Big Mooncake for Little Star, which won a Caldecott Honor. That review is here, if you’d like to read more about the book.

Note for any new readers: 7-Imp’s 7 Kicks is a weekly meeting ground for taking some time to reflect on Seven(ish) Exceptionally Fabulous, Beautiful, Interesting, Hilarious, or Otherwise Positive Noteworthy Things from the past week, whether book-related or not, that happened to you. New kickers are always welcome.

* * * Jules’ Kicks * * *

1) Netflix’s Unbelievable. I think I watched the entire thing in three nights. It’s outstanding.

2) Angel Olsen’s new album.

3) Pokko!

4) The first of my youngest daughter’s birthday celebrations. (Suffice it to say she likes to celebrate all month — as we all should, I suppose.)

5) I was very sorry to hear this week about the loss of a former interpreting colleague. But the kick is that I once knew him. He was a good soul and an excellent interpreter with a quick wit and a deep appreciation for the arts.

6) Doing my part, even when it isn’t easy.

7) Taking a break, which (at the time of this typing) we Danielsons are about to do. And in beautiful Asheville. But by the time you’re reading this, I’ll be back.

What are YOUR kicks this week?

5 comments to “7-Imp’s 7 Kicks #659:
Featuring A Big Bed for Little Snow

  1. Is that a doxie I see on the cover? I’ll have to get a copy.
    Jules, Unbelievable was an incredible series. Powerful, disturbing, , and yet we watched it pretty much in three days as well. Have you seen Wild Country? How fun that you had a getaway.
    My kicks:
    1. Flying on TH to see a friend and being able to see the WA coastline all the way up the flight. A rarity.
    2. Time with friends.
    3. Talking.
    4. Painting.
    5. Fall colors.
    6. Snuggles with my friend’s cats.
    7. Reading KNOW MY NAME by Chanel Miller….OMW!
    Have a good week.

  2. That bed on the cover looks like a bed Daisy would love.

    Jules – HBD to your youngest and hooray for birthday celebrations that last all month! I will have to check out Unbelievable, I am still reeling from When They See Us. Netflix has certainly been bringing it regarding criminal/social justice issues. Yay also for breaks, they are so important.

    Jone – Wild Country was , well, wild, and got me thinking about Oregon seems so susceptible to some extremist cults/cultish groups (thinking of Malheur groups). Hope your upcoming travel means you are feeling better – happy and safe travels!

    My kicks this week:
    1) El Camino on Netflix, well done and a nice cherry on top of the perfect pie of a series that was Breaking Bad.
    2) Reading The Book of Dust, volume 2: The Secret Commonwealth, by Philip Pullman. It took me about 40 pages before I was completely sucked in again to Lyra’s world. Now I can barely put it down.
    3) After Diahann Carroll passed, I went back to revisit the world of White Collar to watch her elegance in action, and have begun a re-watch of the series – it is oddly comforting in these wacky times.
    4) This origin story of Oscar the Grouch from SNL: https://twitter.com/nbcsnl/status/1183237058963398658
    5) The news dump of this past week in US politics has me even more hopeful.
    6) Slowing down a bit for a change.
    7) Forty-four year old Oksana Chusovitina has qualified for her 8th Olympic Games! She has competed at this elite level of gymnastics for decades and is also a mom. Total badass.
    7.5) Simone Biles setting yet another world record with most world medals.

    Have a great week Imps!

  3. Hello, Imps! Hello, Little Snow, Little Star, and company!

    Jules: Happy birthday/month to your daughter! I hope you enjoyed a wonderful break.

    Jone: Hello to the cats, and hello to the coastline! That sounds lovely.

    Rachel: Go Oksana go! Go Simone go!

    My kicks from the past week:
    1) Steady pacing
    2) Solid placing
    3) Planning
    4) Creating
    5) Acknowledging
    6) Editing
    7) Trying

  4. Jone, no, I haven’t seen that (haven’t even heard of it), but I’ll look it up! Your first kick sounds so fun.

    Rachel: Oh, I was sooo happy when Jharrel Jerome got the Emmy for his role in When They See Us. So deserved. … That Oscar sketch KILLED me. BRILLIANT. GO, SIMONE!

    Little Willow: It was, indeed, a good break. Have a good week, and congrats on placing.

  5. Little Willow – love your kicks of pacing, placing, planning and creating this week!

    Jules – I love David Harbour – much as I love him as Hopper, he is so talented and versatile, I hope he keeps getting to do different things.

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