Tuesday, November 26, 2013

afternoon walk

Latest book list:
  1. Quiet by Susan Cain non-fiction this book is about how some people and I am one of them who function better in quiet.
  2. Starting Now by Debbie Macomber latest in Blossom Street series.
  3. Summer Island by Kristin Hannah mother daughter relationships, family secrets and mending fences.
  4. A Life in  Hand by Hannah Hinchman about sketching and journaling
  5. The Devil's Puzzle by Clare O'Donohue quilt mystery
  6. Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks I will definitely be looking for more of her books, about a small village in England that quarantines itself because of the plague. Book club.
  7. Lost and Found in Cedar Cove by Debbie Macomber
  8. Dying for Chocolate by Diane Mott Davidson a murder mystery with recipes
  9. A Lost Lady by Willa Cather
  10. May the Road Rise up to Meet You by Peter Troy about an Irish immigrant coming to America in the mid 1800's, the Civil war and slavery.
  11. The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce about Harold Fry who is walking the length of England to see an old co worker who is dying, its about his recollections on his life and marriage. Book Club
  12. Thanksgiving by Ellen Cooney follows a Massachusetts family from 1600 to present day, a fun read for this time of year.
 For me a measure of a good book is how long I think about the characters after I read the book. Harold Fry is a character I am still thinking about weeks after book club. It was cold here over the weekend 17F and I had son's dog so I bundled up to take her for a walk thinking we would just go to the end of the lane and back and she would do the necessary. I had on my flannel lined jeans and hand knit wool socks and comfortable shoes. I had a scarf around my neck, my coat was zipped, a stocking cap on my head and my grey wool mittens on my hands, the sun was shinning and there was almost no wind (always note worthy in South Dakota) almost no wind. So we walked up the road then past the grain bins and I thought about Harold Fry going to the next post box to mail his letter. We walked up the dirt lane to the fence line then to the next fence line, and I thought about Harold Fry going to the next post box, I walked to the cedar trees, another fence line and almost to the big dip in the lane where the snow melt washed out the road years ago. And unlike Harold Fry I turned around to walk home. --Ann--

1 comment:

Kathleen said...

An interesting book list. I'm just reading The Shop on Blossom Street. I'm actually reading it for the second time, I want to reacquaint myself with the characters before I read the rest of the series. I like Debbie Macomber's writing style. I have also read No.11 on your list and remember wishing that Harold would give in and buy proper walking shoes!