Apologies for the orientation of these 2 photos, What a splendid book by the Norwegian writer Karl Ove Knausgaard – Winter. His book Autumn came out a while ago, now Winter, and I’m sure Spring and Summer are sure to follow. Just collections of kind of random essays appropriate to the season. Excellent – and thought provoking. Plus beautiful paintings.
Images of Reading December 9, 2017
do you think my granddaughter has the right idea? a book, the cat companion, a favorite drink
or this man reading the newspaper in the painting by Edward Hopper
reading and knitting – the right combination for me – Dublin 1998?
In this case the reader took the picture – a sunny day in Dundrum – a good time for reading in the garden
Reading al fresco in the conservatory under construction, Dundrum 2009
reading at home
sweet photo courtesy of a Facebook friend
Current Reading November 23, 2017
rotate this photo please – sorry
My current reading is pretty heavy going …….but readable enough to keep me going. Now to identify which of my ancestors lived during the turbulent reigns of the Plantagenets in the 13th and 14th centuries.
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
More History Reading Choices January 26, 2017
Very appropriate reading at this point in time in our country.
Reading Choices January 2, 2017
I’m forever working through my pile of unread books. The pile of unreads grows faster than the pile of reads. Makes me think of the Walt Disney film Fantasia back in the 1940’s. One of the first films I ever saw – probably in the University Theater in Harvard Square. The water kept coming despite Mickey Mouse frantically trying to keep ahead of the deluge.
Here’s a book for the New Year 2017. Truth Like the Sun by Jim Lynch. An interesting fictional take on Seattle’s history since the World’s Fair in 1962. I found this book 2nd hand at Eagle Harbor Books over on Bainbridge Island. It had lurked near the bottom of my unreads pile for about a year.