There was a full moon November 28, also called a Full Beaver Moon and a Frost Moon, according to the Old Farmer's Almanac.
"For both the colonists and the Algonquin tribes, this was the time to set beaver traps before the swamps froze, to ensure a supply of warm winter furs. This full Moon was also called the Frost Moon."What better time to start reading The Round House by Louise Erdrich, a novel set on a North Dakota reservation and which is full of Native American customs and stories. Erdrich, a Native American member of the Ojibwe and Chippewa nation is described as one of the most significant Native writers of the second wave of the "Native American Renaissance."
The book has just been named the National Book Award for Fiction winner. It kept me company through a sleepless night last night. I'll be doing a review for a book tour on Tuesday.
On another note, I saw and enjoyed the panoramic and dramatic movie Life of Pi last weekend. Here's the trailer. It is not really a movie for young children - the tiger is too realistic (that is, fierce) and young children might get very scared in some scenes. Then again, young children might love it and their adult companions might be the ones who get scared for them. In any case, a caveat. If you don't want young kids to see it, just see it yourself.
I have also confirmed that whatever yoga can't fix right away, like a buzzing or distracted mind, a good book can.
Happy week of reading! What's on your list?