Monday, July 8, 2013

"It is a terrible thing to have loved ones, people to whom you are shackled by whatever bonds make their pain yours."

Debra Dean, The Madonnas of Leningrad, p.148.


Sunday, July 7, 2013

A good book

Today I completed a very good book that I enjoyed.  This is The Madonnas of Leningrad by Debra Dean.  What I enjoyed the most about this work was thinking of art and religion or not religion, and most of all of what is lastingly beautiful.

Now I'm somewhat bookless, so hopefully tomorrow something good will come up.
I don't know why I don't always read the current popular thrillers, so maybe I'll try one.  Either that or there shall be something reliably old and popular.

In any case, I hope to make sense of this rainy weather that we have been having through the discovery of what I hope will be an excellent book.  Again this blog is probably way too frivolous, but maybe I'll tell some more people about it. It does help me to keep a record of what I've read recently.  It is so good to read, and I'm thankful both for my eyesight and  for my good friends who are readers, too.

There is a fine quote in the novel mentioned above.  Hopefully I'll find it again in the future.  Actually there were several lovely sentences that made me glad to be reading this book. 

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Lazy Susan

Sometimes an animated bit of writing is what one needs to read for peace of mind.  I just finished recently Relish: My Life in the Kitchen by Lucy Knisley, and it was so good, with the best recipes!  What I really enjoyed was her thoughtful story and great appreciation for nourishment,  Her drawings are so excellent!  So, if one needs to just feel better about humanity, a little animated book might just bring peace of mind.

Am also reading another book that is not necessarily the happiest, but written quite well.  I'll keep you all posted on this one that I won't name quite yet.  Am changing my label for this blog, because I'm truly lazy even though I'm enjoying the holiday, so it's allowable.

Secretly I wish that I had the artistic chops to make an animated book.  Maybe some day, if I can overcome the laziness?