Latest Additions To The Bookshelf

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When I initially began this blog I was hoping to use my photos for an inspiration to pursue a lifelong dream of writing, but somewhere toward the end of last year my introvert personality took over and said to my writer’s soul that we have heard more from you during this last year than in the last decade and we need some rest (ok, maybe it’s actually writer’s block or just a lack of something to say).   In the meantime, I have turned to concentrating on my photography and praying someday I will understand photography software editing programs (so far, very little progress) and my love for writing is being fulfilled through the creativity and words of others in blogs, quotes and books.

“Reading is the sole means by which we slip, involuntarily, often helplessly, into another’s skin, another’s voice, another’s soul.”

Joyce Carol Oates

Over the last few months I have read and enjoyed The Rainbow Comes and Goes by Anderson Cooper and Gloria Vanderbilt, Cool Gray City of Love by Gary Kamiya, Achieving Your Potential As A Photographer by Harold Davis, The Second Life of Nick Mason by Steve Hamilton, The Charlemagne Pursuit by Steve Berry, A Man Called Ove and My Grandmother Asked Me To Tell You She’s Sorry by Fredrik Backman and Even Dogs In The Wild by Ian Rankin.  A few books, The Road To Little Dribbling by Bill Bryson, Beatlebone by Kevin Barry and My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante, keep moving to the bottom of bookshelf and have some new competition after a recent trip to the bookstore.

The Latest Additions To The Bookshelf

Steve Berry – Cotton Malone Series #5 – The Paris Vendetta

Cara Black – An Aimee Leduc Investigation – Murder On The Quai

Neil Gaiman – The View From The Cheap Seats

Sarah Bakewell – At The Existentialist Cafe: Freedom, Being and Apricot Cocktails

Phaedra Patrick – The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper

“When I get a little money, I buy books. If any is left, I buy food and clothes.”


4 Replies to “Latest Additions To The Bookshelf”

    1. I love old typewriters and I believe this photo I took at an antique market is of one from the 1920s. Thankfully my love of reading and fascination with the art of writing keeps my dream alive on the days when my creativity exhausts itself just trying to find a title for a blog, let alone a complete paragraph.

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  1. Love the old typewriter! Writing on one must be exhausting – you’d really have to be committed to telling a story…
    Some days it is easier to write than others. I always enjoy your photography and your stories, so keep going!
    Enjoy the weekend!

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    1. Hard to imagine the days of these old typewriters without the delete button and instant access to books, music and endless information when writer’s block occurs. It’s also hard to imagine that I have now reached that age when I remember learning to type on a typewriter (nothing this cool) and the current generation is learning on a phone. Thanks for the encouragement and enjoy your weekend!


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