Nina George: The Little Paris Bookshop: A Novel I love Paris, so couldn't resist this title. I read this book in one sitting. Beyond teaching us something new and giving us something to talk about at book club or any other event where we want to come off as 'smarter than the average bear', books… Continue reading “Books keep stupidity at bay. They undress you with love, strength and knowledge. It’s love from within.”
A teacher enlarges people in all sorts of ways besides just his subject matter.” Wallace Stenger: Crossing to Safety I came across this book when reading about Mary Anne Schwalbe in The End of Your Life Book Club, written by her son, Will. Mary Anne was nothing short of incredible: among other worthy endeavors, she… Continue reading “Look, there are so many empty minds in the world that teaching them anything is worthy activity.
-Truman Capote I confess, I love the occasional light read during the summer. Holly Golightly, you would think her name says it all; but Breakfast at Tiffany's is not a light read. Holly has deep layers even though you might only see Audrey Hepburn, the flighty Manhattan socialite. Insecure and lacking confidence, Holly allows others… Continue reading Anyone who ever gave you confidence, you owe them a lot.
― Ann Patchett Ann Patchett is my absolute favorite fiction writer!!! I have read some of her non-fiction work as well and she has inspired me to keep going in this new venture of writing. This quote reminded me of my decision to learn how to play the piano and acceptance that I would not… Continue reading “Why is it that we understand playing the cello will require work, but we attribute writing to the magic of inspiration?”