Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers. Charles William Eliot Even before the calendar turned to a bright and shiny-with-possibility new year, the lists started coming: the best books of 2017 and must-reads for 2018. I’ve never been
Ah, how good it is to be among people who are reading. ~ Rainer Maria Rilke, The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge The sweetest part of this ever-darkening month is found in afternoons and evenings when we read companionably together yet off on individual adventures without and within. It’s made all the more delicious this
All my life I've looked at words as though I were seeing them for the first time. ~ Ernest Hemingway Words: the first thing that come to my conscious mind when I wake for the second time this morning. Words, and the truth that they nourish and sustain me. I wake, first, too early even
“After nourishment, shelter and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world.” ~ Philip Pullman We meander into the common area at the care home where my mother-in-love lives: Gerry pushing her in her chair, me holding Maya the Wonder Dog (so dubbed by us as a result of the way her
“I think insomnia is a sign that a person is interesting.” ~ Avery Sawyer, Notes to Self I must be a very interesting person this week. I suppose, looking on the bright side, that it's been delightful to snag all these extra reading hours. Last night, again, I was awake before 3am. knowing sleep wasn't
“Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.” ~ Charles William Eliot It is a historic day for our neighbours south of the border, indeed for the whole world. Some are celebrating, others are protesting; some jubilant, others afraid.
“I don't believe in the kind of magic in my books. But I do believe something very magical can happen when you read a good book.” ~ J.K. Rowling When I was still working, this week between Christmas and New Year's Eve was one of organizing and planning. The office was relatively quiet as many