My Friends the Poets

COVID 19 has changed much in the way we relate to each other, don’t you think? We can’t see, hug, or spend time with as many people and friends as we used to earlier in March. My friendship with Sherry hasn’t changed in that regard. I’ve known her for 4+ years, and I’ve never been…

I’m Back!

I have not a defined idea of what I’ll be writing today, I just felt like saying hi to all. These two months have been busy and hard, but hey, we’re in May, and life is getting back into a newer routine. Much has changed, in our family and out there. We’re adjusting to all…

Readers will… ahem, buy books?

My favorite used and new book store, has recently relocated. I had not visited the new location until yesterday. It’s always strange when a place that’s been home to books, that you’ve visited for many years, changes. The new space is not as warm and curated as the old one. At the entrance, they had…

Emerging

It’s Halloween day in the States. At around 9:00 am, I finished reading Moby Dick at a class I’m subbing at in high school. My blog tells me it was August 9th when I wrote that I committed to read Moby Dick. It took me roughly three months. Time is emotional. This book will always…

High Tide

When I homeschooled the girls, this author and homeschooling mom, Melissa Wiley, wrote about her homeschool being tidal. I believe my reading life to be tidal as well. This means there’s moments of high energy and activity, followed by other times where for some reason, I’m not as engaged, and I may feel a bit…

Joys of July

Just can’t believe that July is almost over! The girls start school on August 12th and 14th, dates which coincide with their ages, -though that soon will change, since they are having birthdays this fall-. Frankly, I want school to start. Not for the girls, who are holding to their vacation time as fast as…

Love, love, love

I had no clear direction for this post today. I want to write, and at the same time I’m not very inspired. I decided to take pictures instead, and let them guide me through this summer rumblings about love, and that which I love. I never got those who love Jane Austen, or cats. It…

It’s the small things

This week started with some small surprises that have made it magical. Reading your blogs, I saw that Cleo and others are discussing C.S. Lewis’s The Four Loves. Long, long ago, I borrowed this book from the library. But it’s a title worth revisiting. Yesterday, Sunday, at one of our ongoing Bible studies, the topic…

Confused Review

I turned the last page of Return to Region today. Book by Juan Benet. I can’t, however, stop thinking about this book. Do you see these two pictures? They were taken in 2008. The sepia one was at Pedraza, Madrid. I’m facing the camera, one of my daughters in the stroller. My husband is the…

Reconsidering

A bit earlier in the year, I had lots of fun choosing books for a few challenges, for the book club, and to read along with some friends in real life and online. But now in March, I find myself at a halt, trying to decide how to proceed with my readings. So far, this…