Happy Leap Day

Every four years a leap day tacked on to balance the calendar gives us more time.  What will you do with your extra day this year?  Some ideas:

Ferenc C. Veradi’s new book – 1944 a Leap Year – (published yesterday) documents leap year in 1944 – “the most horrible year in the twentieth century.”  One of my favorite book stores, Politics and Prose, posted a summary of the story of two Hungarian boys during World War II (read their information here).

For lighter fare, the movie Leap Year bases the story on the Irish tradition that a woman may ask a man to marry on leap day.

For children, Stephanie Bee Simmons offers Leap’s Day – a fun way to learn about the quirk in the calendar, especially if it’s your birthday.