note:Today I walked early in the morning while the clouds veiled the sun. 70’s by 9.
I finished reading the Vegetarian by Han Kang.
Surprises at every turn. Subtle psychological study.
Also finished Moon Tiger, an old novel by Penelope Lively. I often mistake her for Penelope Fitzgerald.
I finished reading Birth of a Dream Weaver
Books I’m reading. I added 2 new books: Sapiens, Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Harari and Absolutely on Music, Conversations with Seiji Ozawa by Haruki Murakami.
I borrowed both of them from our county library. Sapiens is a book, an ebook to read and MP3 to listen to. Sapiens is on the reading list of Barack Obama and Bill Gates. Mark Zuckerberg put the book on his online book club.I downloaded Sapiens, an ebook to read.
I enjoying these 2 new books.
Mrs. Abstract and I caught respiratory bugs. Hard for me to think and write but fortunately does not prevent me from reading books.
I am reading 6 different books at the present time: Under the Volcano by Malcolm Lowry, The Inheritance of Loss by Kiran Desai,Tenth of December by George Saunders, Birth of a Dream Weaver by Ngugi Wa Thiong’o, Listening Below the Noise by Anne D. LeClaire,and The Portal of the Mystery of Hope by Charles Peguy.inder
I don’t know which one I will finish first.Under the Volcano is for my book club.The Portal is a theological poetry.
I walked 7700 steps today, the most I have done since my heart surgery. I still become very tired at the end of my walk. Patience I was told.
Arrangement of trees makes its own stories
protecting birds and refugees
a bench, a mug and thank you cards are not obsolete
they remain relevant to civility
Maybe balance is exactitude mathematically
but love can drink in a glass of gold
and remain in orbit
not oblivious of other galaxies.
note: Currently I’m reading Artful by Ali Smith and Hillbilly Elegy by J.D.Vance.
Ali Smith is becoming one of my favorite contemporary writers.
note: photo of pile books at the entry way of Napa County Library, Napa,CA.
note:I’m reading 2 interesting books:Here I Am by Jonathan Safran Foer and Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo.
Photo:statue outside the city library,St.Helena, Napa Valley, California
note: Hein & Company Used & Rare Books, Jackson, California
My kind of bookstore. It has a second floor. Books from floor to ceiling.
“Sometimes, you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal, and you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless and until all living humans read the book.” ― John Green, The Fault in Our Stars
will be hard to live without books
hardest, without you
~I’m learning how to have a contemplative heart