Wednesday, March 14, 2018

that's enough messing around

Something has changed to get images off the computer. I have spent
enough time trying to find one for the headliner. I had a snow painting
by Carl Larsson and now a watercolor by Winslow Homer. It drove me 
crazy tonight and time seemed to evaporate and the room is getting 
darker so evening is here. One hour sprung ahead on Sunday and 
everyone is tired. My students were today.

Daughter back at school. Grands are doing well. It's quiet around here
except this afternoon in The Little Bookroom. It is so wonderful to see
children pick out stacks of books to read. They are so attentive and 
fall in love with a series and authors. It makes me happy. 

I do recommend A Gentleman in Moscow. It's the next Book Club read
and it reads fast. It reads like a movie. I had seen Phantom Thread recently
and in an odd way, it reminds me of that except the movie was a love
psychological story. It could have been written by Thomas Hardy who 
loved love triangles. 

I finished with Capital Gaines and read The Magnolia 
Story over Christmas. Their story of how Fixer Upper came about is
fascinating. I recommend even the audio because the Gaines are the 

And then there is Marilynne Robinson's new book of essays. I hope
I can understand what we are here for!

Image result for marilynne robinson what are we doing here


podso said...

I started Gentleman by audio but now have the book in hand to read and hopefully it will go faster. I enjoyed reading about your book reading, and hearing of the little children enjoying your book room!!!! What satisfaction that must thrill you with!

melissa said...

Have read half of the Moscow book. Had to return it, but enjoyed that much. About the Marilynne book...hope it's a good one. She's so far above me intellectually-speaking, that her non-fiction soars above my head. Her fiction I love. Go figure. Let us know what you think about this one.