Double hibiscus at my house ! Flowers make me happy .🌺Hope they make you happy too!
Double hibiscus at my house ! Flowers make me happy .🌺Hope they make you happy too!
In honor of Doyle‘s birthday, I post something besides Sherlock Holmes .Doyle became obsessed with these topics after the death of his son in WWI.
I did ok.There have been questions as to how some of the early winners have stood the test of time. This is a Pulitzer quiz that I keep trying and failing to link to.If you check out @thegirlwiththelibrarybag she has the link in correctly.😀
#MayMadness Some of my favorite books happen to be on #BannedBooks lists Slaughterhouse Five ,1984 ,Catch 22 ,Of Mice and Men,The Color Purple,The Great Gatsby,The Jungle ,Cat‘s Cradle,The Sun Also Rises , Leaves of Grass ......
#booked2019 #spring #NightOrientedTitle 11/9/1965 5 PM rush hour , the power goes out in NYC ,involving 9 states & 3 Canadian provinces.800k people were stuck on the subways.If you got out to call family, the pay phone lines,insane.Phone Company had generators , airports did not.Where on the regional grid was the problem? Was it sabotage, or a broken part in the chain?NY Times put the paper together by candlelight,took it to the Newark to print
📚Zodiac - he used to call to report his crimes and make threats
🎬If a man Answers -Bobby Darin Sandra Dee
📺Charlie‘s Angels - Charlie was on speaker phone giving the Angels their case.
🎼Telephone Line -ELO
I was busy over posting yesterday,so I will do my #folkiefriday on #Caturday .Jazz , Rock , Folk , Country,Bluegrass almost every type of guitar player longed for a Martin guitar made in Nazareth,Pa.They have a museum I long to go to.This book features famous musicians Martins , as in the case above with Woody ,the model , style , and vintage they owned and played.A large book I treasure full of great stories and beautiful guitars.
Since @LeahBergen noticed this little jewel, I thought I would post front, back ,and blank pages that are throughout the volume .A bad joke indeed but enough people bought it to entice St.Martins Press to reissue it.I laughed at it remembering it from my book selling days,I wasn‘t foolish enough to buy it then, but did so today at the library sale.I hope nobody takes offense, I‘m a good deal Irish so I‘m making fun of myself?😁☘️
Bonus item in a kids book I bought at a yard sale!
My Weekly Reader from March of 1961.President Kennedy briefs Dean Rusk Secretary of State before he goes to Thailand.SEATO meeting .Southeast Asia Treaty Organization to prevent communism in the area.Makes me wonder how many young kids reading this ended up going to Vietnam.Noticed seal that indicates the reader was printed in a union shop.
Done! I‘m paraphrasing a review that stated It‘s like taking a peak at a strangers diary & finding all your secrets there.Not for everybody but I loved it.My progress was slow on volume 6 ,it was hard to read about Hitler during the holidays.This volume takes place after the 1st book is out,fallout & confrontation comes to pass as a relative calls him out on his memory of events.Glad I took the journey.challenging for some in his life ,I bet.
Expensive editions are coming!
I loved this book.Robin Fleming paints a picture of British times after Roman rule collapsed.Using archaeological evidence & DNA research, she shows cultures were always in flux .Some Scandinavians came to plunder & enslave.Others came ,settled ,& married the locals,even became Christian.Some Danes were bribed to go away.And lest we have a romantic idea of jumping in the time machine,evidence of illness and malnutrition might change your mind.
#AMonthOfSongs In the early 1950‘s brothers Cesar & Nestor Castillo leave #Havana for NYC to bring their special music to the states with a dream of playing with Desi Arnaz on “I love Lucy”.A lush story of music and the ups & downs of leaving home to start a new life in a new country.Made into a play & movie .Won the Pulitzer in 1990 .
Pretty tree on my morning walk ! As much as I love audio books ,I tend to catch up on my favorite baseball podcast and listen to music to pick up the pace! #litsywalkers
Pick up my holds from the library, and found these beauties at the friends of the library store. An Easton Press leather bound Walden ? Yes ,please.Been looking for a bind up of all the Melrose novels , watched the mini series first , good , but many trigger warnings.Think only At Last is not in this one.
Happy Mother‘s Day ! 💐
You too , critter moms!
Another wild #caturday night! I am really enjoying the tagged book, with all its Scandinavian invasions of post Roman Britain.Of what they can deduce from burials of Pagans and Christians,warriors buried with artifacts of their trade.How they can tell from the digs if a village was agricultural or built for making fabric,wares, and trade .Oh , King Alfred ! And don‘t forget the Picts!
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️A must read. The authors use examples in history from different times worldwide to show how democracies can fail .The book is forthright in its concerns about this president & shows how the U.S. form of democracy has been endangered in the past.”A country whose president attacks the press,threatens to lock up his rival,& declares that he might not accept the election results cannot credibly defend democracy.” A wake up call if not woke.
#folkiefriday You know you have a book problem when....... I resisted paying full price for this long lost Woody Guthrie novel published in 2013 .Snapped it up from the sale shelf at Barnes and Noble.Have I read it yet? Nope ! Still on #mountainTBR I‘d love to see posts about folk music and books if anyone has anything they would like to share.😀
Twins are generally closer than most sibs ,a special connection indeed .Cassandra is beyond upset , her twin sister left for the east coast , met someone ,bringing him west to get married.Cassandra is intent on wrecking this event.Baker writes beautifully,constructing intense,wonderful characters you want to know more about.One of the most enjoyable reads for me in a long time .Great pick for the #NYRBBookclub kickoff.
Do I need more books? No I do not .Should I have stayed home and read the books I‘m bogged down in? Yes , I should have.Could I resist these beauties? No I could not.In my defense, I used 2 frequent buyers cards to reduce the cost however , frequent buyer implies what ?🧐Fiddlesticks , this is going in circles!🤓📚
Today is the birthday of Angela Carter.She had a way of mixing fairy tale like stories with the times she lived in.She died in her early 50s, I wonder what else she may have written.I have only read one of these 3,I guess I‘m better at adding to the stash then getting through my TBR.At least if I‘m under house arrest I‘ll have plenty to read.😀
#BooktoMovie #MayMadness I own many James Baldwin books, not this one. Really wanted to see this in the theater, but viewing at home.Baldwin is one of my favorite authors.The image of the book a first edition, borrowed from the internet.
#NYRBBookclub Finally! 😂Can‘t read all day but will start.
#MayMadness #BookToMovie “What came first , the music or the misery?” There is nothing that I don‘t like about this movie or this book.Yeah,the book takes place in the U.K. & the movie Chicago,but the universal story of love,loss ,deluding oneself & the excessive love of music works wonderfully on both sides of the pond.I read the book when it was first published & it‘s my go to movie when I want the world to “F”off.Early Jack Black?Awesome .
I‘m calling it #folkiefriday Have some? .I try to see Dar Williams every time she tours .Lee Hays was a member of The Weavers .Inside Llewelyn Davis, the Cohen Brothers film ,was loosely based on the life ofDave Van Ronk.I treasure my beat up copy of American Songs and Folk Songs.And my beat up early Dylan songbook.
Pete Seeger would have been 100 years old today , if he was still with us ,he did live a good long time .He did so much for folk music , as a member of the Weavers ,maker of great kids music ,and mentor to other musicians and folk historians.I love this record from 1956 w/ an instructional book on playing guitar enclosed.Think he did a banjo instructional record as well. Petes on banjo.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MSDyiUBrUSk
This is #4 in the Roy Grace series.I was a little concerned since it involved 9/11 , he caught the horror of it without disrespecting the heroes or the victims.His ability to weave threads of the story together is very good.Love getting to know the reoccurring players in Roy‘s world.
Before we get through May 1, wanted to mention today was Joseph Hellers Birthday.Always praised for his incredible Catch 22 , took him till 1974 to publish Something Happened .I love this book.I was too young supposedly for it to resonate with me , but it did .Look at the Wikipedia description & see if you are not intrigued.My parents were too young to be in WWII, big into the American Dream , I thought hmm 🎼this is not my beautiful house,👇
#NYRBBookClub @vivastory I really loved In A Lonely Place , SpeedBoat was kind of odd , New York in the seventies, liked it as well.I read The Unpossessed,by Tess Slesinger , a case could be made that it would be better known today if she hadn‘t teased and skewered intellectuals, politicos , performers and writers that may have praised it otherwise.It‘s on loan to a friend,so not in photo.Own more NYRBs still unread.
Happy Birthday to Alice who was born in San Francisco on this date in 1877 .Alice B. Toklas and Gertrude Stein held the most incredible Salon in Paris.If I could sit in on a session with them , Picasso, Matisse ,Sherwood Anderson, and Hemingway. Can you imagine?Though Stein lived in Oakland and Toklas was in San Francisco, they met in Paris in 1907.
#24B4Monday It‘s official, I can‘t clear the decks for reading...but enjoyed every minute I squeezed in! Thanks to the hosts!
Love how I can text location of book in the library to my phone from the library database .Still miss card catalogs though ,sigh.