a book by Alexandra Fuller – Quiet Until the Thaw. This is about the Lakota Indians of the Dakotas. Whether writing about Africa or the western part of the United States, she is one of my favorite authors.
Mt Kilimanjaro – Highest Peak In Africa December 4, 2017
A good read for mountaineering enthusiasts
Recent Additions To My Postcard Collection October 17, 2017
This past weekend I went to The Seattle Antiquarian Book Fair. Many many interesting looking books but ……….. I didn’t buy even one. I had a wonderful time looking though and remembering what I had read where and when. I’m really a reader rather than a collector. Anyhow, I particularly thought of my brother and his collection of boys books published in the1920’s and ’30’s. e.g. Tarzan of the Apes, etc. My older brother was a great reader from an early age. And while I didn’t necessarily read any of his books I can remember them on the family shelves and think of the pleasure he got from reading them – a long time ago now.
I digress – my only purchase at the Book Fair was handmade notebook – for my genealogy research notes. And I was gifted several postcards by one of my favorite sellers – Asian Steppes.
Ancestor Count Revisited October 15, 2017
I’ve now reached a total of 6,700 ancestors in my genealogy research. People ask me what I’ve been doing lately or in the past few months. I sort of fumble for an answer and then only after the conversation has moved on do I think of how I have spent my days – GENEALOGY RESEARCH.
And this work has sparked a great interest in reading history books. the last is Alison Weir’s The Life of Elizabeth I. A bit of a slog but well worth it in the end.
Thinking About My Reading September 17, 2017
I recently read a book by Susan Hill called Howards End is on the Landing. A thoughtful book about the books in her personal library and her reading preferences.
A most interesting book – I could not agree with a number of her choices but more importantly it set me thinking about what I choose to read and the books I keep on my shelves. I read a lot. I have almost always read a lot. But I have not had the luxury of keeping all the books I have wanted to have a permanent place in my home. We have just moved house and country too often for that. But, I’ll now think about what is on my shelves now – and reminisce about certain books in the past and in other places.
……to be continued