books unthreatened

September 8, 2012 § 1 Comment

books

September 6, 2012 § Leave a comment

The great thing is to be always reading but not to get bored — treat it not like work, more as a vice!  Your book bill ought to be your biggest extravagance. ~ C. S. Lewis

hemingway says…

April 27, 2012 § Leave a comment

“We are all bitched from the start and you especially have to hurt like hell before you can write seriously.”

– Ernest Hemingway in a letter to F. Scott Fitzgerald

bookshop

June 18, 2011 § Leave a comment

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I get crazy in a bookstore. It makes my heart beat hard because I want to buy everything.

~ Reese Witherspoon ~

unoriginal thoughts

May 25, 2011 § Leave a comment

“…I can’t quite tell which of my thoughts come to me and which from my books, but that’s how I’ve stayed attuned to myself and the world around me…”

 ~ Too Loud a Solitude

by Bohumil Hrabal ~

*I have not read Hrabal but he came with a strong recommendation from my friend Graes.

ric & sharon

February 16, 2011 § 2 Comments

“My lover is mine and I am his.”

~ Song of Solomon 2:16 ~

*This is my friend Sharon’s save-the-date fridge magnet.  Aren’t they a lovely couple?  Consider this my post-Valentine’s post. 😛

 

the Brontë sisters

January 27, 2011 § 2 Comments

I have very few talents and photography isn’t one of them.  But I wanted to post these pictures of a box of lovely note cards with quotes from the Brontë sisters works.  It is no secret that Charlotte Brontë is one of my very favorites.  I loved Jane Eyre and Villette.  Emily Brontë’s Stars is a poem I just love.  Wuthering Heights, though, is not something I’m crazy about.  There is more that I have yet to read.  And I will get to them when I can.  The whole family is just a mystery and that makes their novels all the more inviting.  Charlotte writes beautifully, though a bit melancholy, but it is part of her and her writing.  She makes you feel as much as admire her as you read her work.

A friend, who knew my admiration for the Brontës, just came home from the U. S. and gave me this box of note cards.  After I don’t know how many years of correspondence, I finally met her last January 25 and we had coffee and we talked like we’ve been seeing each other for years.  She was amazing.  The box of note cards was not the only thing I got from her that day.  She got me a Bible too, which is now part of my reading resolution this year.

The cards are lovely.  I didn’t do them much justice with my below average photo-taking abilities, but never mind that.  I love them.  Thanks, Ms. Ypille!

 

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