You know I love to read, and I share here a great source for ideas of wonderful books to read.
The full title of her book is "Book Lust: Recommended Reading for Every Mood, Moment and Reason."
Here are just of few of the lists she has written with reading suggestions:
Do Clothes Make the Man (Or Woman) ?
Shrinks and Shrinkees
Texas: A Lone Star State of Mind
Brothers and Sisters
Babies: A Reader's Guide
Iris Murdoch: Too Good to Miss
Passage to India
I Love a Mystery
Great Dogs in Fiction.
The one shortcoming I find in this book is that I hoped to find some lists of books written by Christian writers, with Christian themes, both novels and nonfiction and Pearl does not include these.
Two authors I read because of her are Van Reid and his funny "Cordelia Underwood: Or, The Marvelous Beginnings of the Moosepath League" and Barbara Pym's witty stylish novels.
I hope some of these lists inspire you to get this book, probably most libraries have it. Of course, I bought my very own copy.
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
We had a glorious Easter feast, my husband and our adult sons.
Sunday, April 20, 2014
Sing, soul of mine, this day of days.
The Lord is risen.
Toward the sunrising set thy face.
The Lord is risen.
Behold he giveth strength and grace;
For darkness, light; for mourning, praise;
For sin, his holiness; for conflict, peace.
Arise, O soul, this Easter day!
Forget the tomb of yesterday,
For thou from bondage art set free;
Thou sharest in His victory
And life eternal is for thee,
Because the Lord is risen.
Author unknown, from book "1,000 Quotable Poems".
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Friday, April 11, 2014
To the left, out of sight, are two Canterbury Bells plants I have nurtured for two years, so this is their year to bloom. I wonder what color their flowers will be?
On the right, barely visible are two mystery bulb plants (planted in green wire gopher cages). My husband brought them home when a neighbor gave them away. I think they may be what we call Naked Ladies. Time will tell, there are just small green leaves emerging.
Do you like the watering can plant stake? I bought quite a few as I think they are cute. Above is a closer photo of our happy jasmine blooming near the gnome.
I planted our first tomato plant of the year this week, an elongated cherry tomato called "Juliet", which is new to us. Someone told me "you only need one Juliet", so they must be heavy bearers.
Are you planting vegetables now?