This is my reading buddy, Fiona. I got up for a minute to do something, and came back to this...😸 #catsoflitsy
I‘ll be starting this soon. I normally don‘t purchase mass market paperbacks, but I had a $10 bookstore credit (which more than covered the cost) and look at that gorgeous cover!!!! 👀
What started out as a fast-paced romp about a couple entering the Redex Reliability Trial to help their car dealership in the first half devolved into a bit of a slog about the horrendous treatment of Australia‘s native population in the second half. It would have been ok if the two halves somehow met up at the end, but they really didn‘t. 3 stars for excellent writing, in spite of everything else. ⭐️⭐️⭐️
Afternoon adventure to a delightful, new-to-me used bookstore/coffee shop! The inset photo shows the books I bought. The hardbacks are in excellent condition! 📚☕️. In addition to the tagged book, I bought A Column of Fire by Ken Follett and Caesar by Colleen McCullough. #nosuchthingastoomanybooks
My self-purchased “Easter basket” and contents (actually, my Saturday haul from two bookstores). To those who celebrate, happy Easter! My Sunday will be spent with my family who is visiting from out of town.
I haven‘t read Rosamunde Pilcher in years, but I remember her books as wonderful comfort reads. They‘re on sale today on Kindle for only $2.99 each. (I bought 3 more titles that aren‘t shown here.). I‘m looking forward to dipping into these! #comfortreads #rosamundepilcher
In my current audio book, The Old Ways by Robert Macfarlane, the author references the poet Edward Thomas as one of his greatest influences in nature walking and poetry. Yesterday I was at Half Price Books and found this copy of Thomas‘ poems! 💕Book serendipity💕 #poetry #edwardthomas #nationalpoetrymonth
I‘ve started watching the series, Maigret, which is based on the mystery series by Georges Simenon, and am enjoying it, so I decided to read the books. This book was originally published in 1930. Overall, it wasn‘t bad. However, there were some overtly anti-Semite descriptions that made me uncomfortable. The language was clumsy at times, although that could be the translation. I‘ll read the next one and see if I still feel the same.
Today‘s #litsyaudiowalk - 1.5 miles on the track at the YMCA. Not bad considering I‘ve hardly exercised in years and that I strained something in my hip yesterday (totally my fault). I‘m listening to this wonderful book by Robert Macfarlane about his experiences walking through England on old footpaths. It‘s almost like listening to a 21st century Thoreau! Of course, now I want the book in print!#audiowalking #lunchtimewalking
Lunchtime will never be the same. I joined this facility on Friday. Today I walked the track for a mile, which is good considering I haven‘t exercised on a regular basis for about 15 years. I‘m planning to do some classes, too, but want to ease back into it. My current Audible book (tagged) kept me company😊. #litsywalk #audiowalking
From Half Price Books! The Ralph Ellison by itself would have made the trip worth it! It is a huge book, and would have been his second novel, had he finished it before he died. He spent about 40 years on it. It is a Modern Library edition, and has been heavily annotated by its previous owner. Love it! 💕❤️ #nosuchthingastoomanybooks
From the bookstore and in the mail today. The tagged book is the story of the two women who organized Emily Dickinson‘s poetry after her death. The Georges Simenon is the first of the Maigret series. I‘ve been enjoying it on BritBox, and thought I should read the books. Year of Wonder is a daily sampling of classical music with a bit about each piece and it‘s composer. I discovered Apple has the music to go along with it! #bookhaul
I hate to do this, but I‘m bailing. The writing is good, but I‘m halfway through and there really is no story. Trying to sort out who all the characters are and their relationships to each other overtakes everything and is just too much. ☹️
Book haul from my library‘s sale shelves! I‘m most intrigued by the two Kerry Greenwood novels, as I‘m only familiar with her Phryne Fisher series. Not a bad haul for only $5.50! Let me know if you‘ve read any of these.
Dinah and I are celebrating World Poetry Day by reading this delightful book! Part essay, part writing practice, Wooldridge delights in words and gives plenty of advice on how to collect them and put them together in the most unusual ways to create poetry. It is more like going on an adventure than “learning “ to write poems. The picture on the cover pretty much sums it up!
#worldpoetryday #poetrymatters #cstsoflitsy
Fangirling!!!! I posted this on Instagram yesterday, and look who responded!!!😱😱😱😱❤️💕❤️💕. (Sorry, just had to share!). #teamtayari