I heard a crazy story this week about a tattoo parlor owner in East Texas that wanted to reopen despite our state's coronavirus restrictions. The owner invited a friend to help her, and her friend showed up toting an AR-15 semiautomatic rifle.
Sometimes it is embarrassing to be a Texan.
Simon the Fiddler by Paulette Jiles
The National Geographic Book of Nature Poetry edited by J. Patrick Lewis
The Principles of Uncertainty by Maira Kalman
Dear Mrs. Bird by AJ Pearce
The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern
Up and down and all over the place. That's what my reading was like this week. I was disappointed with The Starless Sea which was mysterious and odd but seemed to go nowhere. I completely figured out the plot of Dear Mrs. Bird, but the characters were so charming that I enjoyed the book anyway. The photos and poems in The National Geographic Book of Nature Poetry were stunning; I might look for my own copy. It took me about half the book to get interested in Mañanaland, but I couldn't stop reading once I got vested in the story. My favorite book was Simon the Fiddler, a story of a post-Civil War musician and his friends in Texas.
War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
Devotions by Mary Oliver
One Wild Bird at a Time: Portraits of Individual Lives by Bernd Heinrich
50 Ways to Draw Your Beautiful Ordinary Life: Practical Lessons in Pencil and Paper
The Book of Forgotten Authors by Christopher Fowler
The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel
This week I shared The Last Ten Books I Abandoned. I seem to abandon a lot of books these days. I wonder if everyone feels the same.
I also posted a list of Words for Peak Experiences.
1. New bird spotted this week. A female painted bunting? Vireo? Female orchard oriole? Goldfinch? Lesser goldfinch? Female lesser goldfinch? I've had all sorts of suggestions.
2. I got 50 Ways to Draw Your Beautiful Ordinary Life for Mother's Day. I am now drawing something every day.
3. My sister and I and our husbands watched Fiddler on the Roof together (virtually) for our movie club this week. My brother-in-law hadn't seen this movie in thirty years and my sister had never seen it. We had a great discussion about family and change and tradition.
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- What other bookish things did you do?
- What else is going on in your life?
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