Dear Vi, Last October I was invited into a book club by my friend Jean. Call me a nerd, but I have always wanted to be in a book club! It was a little intimidating at first, to tell the truth. I mean, this is a super-educated, well-traveled, well-read, well-spoken circle of impressive critical thinkers… Continue reading On joining a book club and being surrounded by life experience
That sentence was written by Isabel Allende, and can be found at the bottom of page 442 in her 1985 novel, The House of the Spirits. I honestly think this may be one of the most perfect sentences ever written. You don’t need to know what the book is about to feel the fear and… Continue reading “At that time of night, the only traffic consisted of trucks filled with bodies and detainees, and police cars that roamed the streets like lost wolves howling in the darkness of the curfew.”
I have finished the rough draft of my first novel. It’s gone past the critical eye of two critique partners, so it isn’t as rough as it would have been. In fact, some parts aren’t too bad at all. I thought I’d feel elated. I thought a giant whoo hooo would come bursting out of… Continue reading 90,423 words later
I went to the library last week and came home with four books. Only four? Well…I still had four on my desk that I hadn’t read yet. And they’re going to be due soon, so I thought I’d better limit myself. Here’s what came home with me: I’m a pretty eclectic reader. I adore the… Continue reading This post is about books (because I can’t think of a better title)
Today I am taking part in The Simple Woman’s Daybook. I haven’t done it for awhile. Today seems like a good day for it. Check out the link to see what other simple women are up to today. And if you’re a blogger, join in! 🙂 Outside my window… The sky and the lake are… Continue reading Thankful for Rick Rack: The Simple Woman’s Day Book, January Edition
A tiny little embroidery project to finish the day 🙂 From the Little Stitches book of embroidery designs by Aneela Hoey So sweet! ….and now you also know what I am reading! What are you reading this week and what do you use for a book mark?