At school today, many of us laughed about how we all - teachers and students - wished for "just one more day" or winter break. Alas, I was back with children, reading about the Godolphin Arabian, the mountain gorillas met by the Lewins, and the penguins trained to perform by the Popper family. Now, it is time to settle in stillness (my word for the day) and savor a book...or two. I keep reading some of each of these two because both have been on my reserve list for a while. Choices like these are welcome after a day of work.