Making candles, reading about old distance runners. Photographic perspectives from running are fascinating and it‘s time to try it myself. 😳
I need something lighter for this lousy excuse for a year. #candlepinbowling
I wondered why the media rarely mentioned that in 2015 Republicans loved free trade, but by 2017 they despised it. 🤷♀️
The answer to both is yes. It‘s other things that go haywire.
Just reading more pandemic fiction to figure out the world right now. 🤷♀️
In this world, less severe than the one depicted, food is sometimes on shelves in supermarkets, travel is still easy but quasi-illegal (and we‘re still mostly in law-abiding mode), and water supplies haven‘t really been affected, but is that next?
Where will money come from? Will garbage trucks still run?
As I sit looking out a window in idyllic New England, the author muses on how history is defined by the powerful. A common refrain about New England is that it‘s historic. Why then was the history I learned one of an area far from these scenes, one where the desert is as far as the eye can see and Mexico was a major catalyst of history? Sure, this area has a lot for 18th century British rebels.
I‘m always looking for a reason to post this bookmark. One of my friends keeps recommending this book so here we are. I think I read it in high school, but that was a few years...decades... ago. #borders
I went walking through the forest yesterday listening to this book. I can‘t help it but my first thoughts, and my second, were what a life of privilege he led.
I just went to my first #SilentBookClub in a few years tonight. In every other book club I‘ve done the average age of participants is usually 55-70. This one was probably 23 or so. In my early forties there‘s no doubt I was by far the oldest. Also they did a lot of let‘s talk about our books before and after. I caught quite a few people recoiling at the idea. Might be some shy introverts at a silent book club. #introvert #bookclub
I just finished the book above and loved how someone was so intrigued by succulents, especially in the UK. Any great recent succulent reads, friends? #SucculentSaturday
I need to start a category for books read because the subject or author of the book found me on social media. I think that number is around 3-5, but bear in mind my Instagram is definitely not bookish. #retro #americana #roadside #diner
I‘m doing some serious identifying with this question. I already made my first big leap. That put kids out of the equation. I‘m working on the second big leap. Will it all work out? Am I just watching forty go past me and not achieving what I should achieve?
I‘m amused by Ange‘s perspectives on social media and her addiction to it. Therefore I will use social media to say something boring and post a picture taken in front of a Dumpster while waiting for someone to photograph a brick wall. (This post fueled by way too much social media and Cafe Bustelo.)
I‘m stuck in the city and there‘s wicked traffic? Is that a thing people say in Minnesota? That sounds straight out of Boston.
I‘ve never noticed the setting of a book so intently before. I love reading books that are contemporary and set in real places. Most of the time I‘m reading, i either know a place fairly well, or I don‘t. Haverhill in the 70s had to have been very different, and I don‘t know Haverhill that well anyway. I find myself trying to imagine the places mentioned and I can just barely imagine them. #haverhill #newengland
2. Probably one of the Minions movies?
3. This summer, Polar Seltzer and hot dogs.
4. No clue. Maybe 25-ish, but then there are their children, their grandchildren, their great grandchildren...
5. 👌 #friyayintro @howjessreads
I didn‘t expect to experience every emotion in this book. I didn‘t expect to even sympathize with the identification with the rural West and the allure of New England. I didn‘t anticipate all the feelings.
Just another picture of Boston, though you can‘t see it from this picture. I went up this hill because you can see the Boston skyline from 30 miles away, and what do I find at the top of the hill but two Adirondack chairs? So New England.
I‘m feeling everything in this book. The difficult parent relationships. The pull of the East Coast and the rural West. The living on the age divide between those that have only known a digital life and those that recall the analog life. I don‘t have a clue how to portray this so here‘s a picture of Boston I took last month. #memoir #ebook
It‘s funny when you come across a book because you‘re Googling that nice writer you met once in the mid-2000s. The perspective is different when people in a biography or memoir are real. Have you ever read a biography or memoir and had some personal acquaintance with some of the people in it?
I can‘t help but be reminded of the time Google Maps tried to guide me directly into the Mystic River. Boston is the most horrible place in which to try to follow a GPS. The GPS probably just laughs at you and says good luck, it‘s Boston. 🙄😂
This book had so many layers and so many tales, yet I kept coming back to the story of John. He‘s so awful and boorish and yet he‘s my favorite character in a long time. I tend to pick friends like him, and there‘s a good reason.
I guess I better get with #SucculentSaturday here in the great desert of Massachusetts! 😂🌵
1. No. Just kidding, lived in the desert most of my life.
2. I‘m prone to killing succulents. 😳🌵
3. Probably Becoming by Michelle Obama.