Tuesday, October 25, 2016

There is only one way to read, which is to browse in libraries and bookshops, picking up books that attract you, and reading only those, dropping them when they bore you, skipping the parts that drag - and never, never reading anything because you feel you ought, or because it is part of a trend or a movement. Remember that the book which bores you when you are twenty or thirty will open doors for you when you are forty or fifty - and vice-versa. Don't read a book out of its time for you.
~Doris Lessing

[I think this quote is quite possibly the truest thing I've ever come across regarding books and reading.]

Friday, October 21, 2016

Orange and Blue, The Library at Ardilea 
Patrick William Adam, 1911  

Those pops of blue against a backdrop of orange make my eyes so happy. And get a load of the shiny polished wood. So lovely.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Life Notes -book sales

Check out this used book sale in an old factory. The picture doesn't even do it justice. This thing is huge. I'm involved, natch.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Winter Reads

It's time to stock up on wintery books. 

This is a pretty good list of titles, but I see one that is missing - Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton. It's such and incredibly wintery book, I'm wondering what other ones they might have left out.
Any suggestions?

a state of stillness, calmness and quiet in a person or place.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Reading Notes

If books were a drug, these (circa 1978, age 12) would have been my gateway. Every other reading experience has been an attempt to recapture that sensation of imagination coming to life.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Life Notes - seasons

Autumn paths and apple collection. There is so much to love about this time of year, where to begin? 

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

After nourishment, shelter and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world.
~Philip Pullman