“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
"Books are a uniquely portable magic.” ~ Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft “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 I surface this morning from a slumber so deep that it
"What is the hypothesis of generosity? What is the most generous assumption you can make about this person’s intentions or what this person said?” ~ Brené Brown, Rising Strong " “I don’t know. I really don’t. All I know is that my life is better when I assume that people are doing their best. It
"One must be careful of books, and what is inside them, for words have the power to change us.” ~ Cassandra Clare, The Infernal Devices I have sought solace in books my entire life. Such friends they've been. In my darkest days they sustained me, brought wisdom, and showed me another way of looking at
“Autumn is the mellower season, and what we lose in flowers we more than gain in fruits.” ~ Samuel Butler Yesterday I did a deep cleaning in my kitchen. Canning season took its toll and, while I could look past the mess while in the midst of the busyness that was August, September called for
It's that time of year when there are lists upon lists about every thing imaginable. Last year, I chose to get on board by posting a list of all of the books I read during 2014. It's fun to think back on some of the great reads I enjoyed, and it's helpful to have such