Peculiar Treasures: Worth

January 30, 2017

The cost of cats today could arguably be measured in memes, but as this article shows, cats were a fascination to Victorian sensibilities as well. If hashtags are your #life, or just #funnyas, may I interest you in #cuteanimaltweetoff?

What’s your lunch worth? Spain has an incredibly popular “Robin Hood restaurant” where patrons’ breakfast and lunch bills pay for dinner for the homeless every night, in the same restaurant.

The worth of an Award sticker varies, however with the recently announced winners of the Caldecott, Coretta Scott King, Newbery and Printz awards (and others) you’re sure to find some treasures for the younger-to-teen readers in your life. Congratulations to Jeff Zentner for winning the William C. Morris award for his incredible The Serpent King – Segullah staff loved this one!

From new books to old – what’s a hundred years of overdue fines worth? In this instance, during the library’s amnesty, nothing was owing but here’s to keeping books in the family!

Speaking of amnesty, the plight of refugees is all over the news all over the world. It’s a perfect time to consider the worth of a life, with Linda K. Burton’s General Conference address I Was a Stranger, the need of Refuge from the Storm shared by Mormon Channel last September, and the stories of refugees themselves, shared at the Their Story Is Our Story website.

January 28, 2017