One of my favorite local Indie bookstores was advertising the release of this one today. It is a new to me author but I'm still super excited that 1. It takes place in Traverse City and 2. It's signed by the author. I am planning on saving this one until we start seeing actual 🌨❄☃️
This beautiful book is a love story on multiple levels- that of life-long partners, of friends new and old, and love of a community. Mostly it made me reflect on how lucky I am to have my own local lido (pictured here closed for cold weather). Detroit's Brennan Pool opened in the 1920s, and was the site of the US swimming Olympic trials in the 1950s. Now I get to spend my sunny days here, and I'm reminded not to take that for granted.
Finally went to the library for the first time in two years! It felt so good to walk into that gorgeous building; these stamps and stickers are making my day. ♥️📚❤️ #LibraryLove #DetroitPublicLibrary #MittenLitten #DetroitLove
Each October, my two best friends and I spend a weekend at a cottage #UpNorth for a reading retreat. We do take walks and enjoy the outdoors and have the occasional heart-to-heart; but primarily we sit in companionable silence and tear through as many books as we can. It's my favorite, most indulgent weekend of the year, and though it's still a couple weeks away, I'm already beginning to make my book selections for the trip! #MittenLitten
"Work" today means a 12-hour performance art piece in a now disused, once glorious, Detroit theatre. Ragnar Kjartansson's BLISS takes three minutes from Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro and loops it, with live singers and orchestra, for twelve hours. We're at the halfway point and I'm still enchanted- though feeling for my performer colleagues! #SeeMoreOpera #MittenLitten
At a conference on Mackinac Island today, which has me wanting to revisit Rachel Schurig's "Lilac Bay" series, inspired by Mackinac. The tagged book is partially set at a hotel based on the island's glorious Grand Hotel (pictured here). #MittenLitten