I almost never reread books. This week I did. I reread Olive Kitteridge. I have now added it to my list of favorite reads. I may like it so much because it is set in a small town and the main character, Olive, is a retired school teacher. It will probably be on my list of best books of the year.
This time I marked my favorite quotes as I read along. Here is one of them: 'Olive’s private view is that life depends on what she thinks of as “big bursts” and “little bursts.” Big bursts are things like marriage or children, intimacies that keep you afloat, but these big bursts hold dangerous, unseen currents. Which is why you need the little bursts as well: a friendly clerk at Bradlee’s, let’s say, or the waitress at Dunkin’ Donuts who knows how you like your coffee. Tricky business, really.'
This reread of Olive Kitteridge makes me want to reread more books.
Do you reread?
War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy...69% read
Devotions by Mary Oliver...42% read
How to Draw Your Beautiful Ordinary Life...36% read
The Novel Cure: From Abandonment to Zestlessness: 751 Books to Cure What Ails You...10% read
I'm enjoying the Edinburgh International Book Festival online. I've watched interviews with Jenny Offill and Yoko Ogawa, and I hope to see Michael Morpurgo, Helen Macdonald, David Mitchell, Matt Haig, Julia Donaldson, Anne Enright, Isabel Wilkerson, and Oliver Jeffers as well.
The Cybils has put out a call for judges. If you are a parent, teacher, librarian, or simply a person who loves kidlit, I urge you to apply.
1. My Christian meditation group. I meet with them on Zoom every Wednesday morning. Refreshing to my spirit.
2. Walking each morning and the small things I see on the way. I'm thinking about starting a Wednesday meme called small delights. Wordless (or mostly so).
3. All of you who stop by my blog. Leaving a comment, however brief, lets me know you were here, and it gives me the opportunity to return the visit. I sincerely thank you for stopping by.
I'm very happy you found your way to the Sunday Salon. There are no requirements for linking up at Sunday Salon. Sunday Salon is simply a place for us to link up and to share what we have been doing during the week. Sunday Salon is a great way to visit other blogs and join in the conversations going on there.
Some of the things we often talk about at the Sunday Salon:
- What was your week like?
- Read any good books? Tell us about them.
- What other bookish things did you do?
- What else is going on in your life?
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