Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Do you Google Doodle?

Happy New Year! I have been way too mysto on the blog lately. I've been so busy making polish that I haven't thought of much else! Anyway, I miss it, so I'm on a resolution to get back to bloggin'!

Are you like me?  Do you love the special Google Doodles that pop up every now and then?  I was intrigued by the one today, so I thought I'd share what I discovered. Today's Doodle is in honor of Zora Neale Hurston an important figure in America's Harlem Renaissance, described by Toni Morrison as, "One of the greatest writers of our time".  During her lifetime, she published "four novels, two books of folklore, an autobiography, numerous short stories, and several essays, articles and plays" (1)

Zora Neale Hurston

American folklorist, anthropologist, and author during the time of the Harlem Renaissance.
Born: January 7, 1891, Notasulga, AL
Died: January 28, 1960, Fort Pierce, FL
Awards: Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards, The Charles MacArthur Award for Outstanding New Musical
Plays: Mule Bone
Education: Columbia University, Barnard College, Howard University, Morgan State University (2)

To learn more about Ms. Hurston, visit her official website: Zora Neale Hurston. There is a particularly good timeline of her life on the site as well. Check it out!

I think I'll be adding her masterpiece, Their Eyes Were Watching God, to my reading list this year!

(1) zoranealehurston.com  (2) Wikipedia