So far, my blog newsletter has been merely a summary of recent posts (which I just noticed has not been sending since December of 2022 -- I need to fix that this month!) I've decided to start something new and send out a newsletter that is not merely a repetition of blog content, but will … Continue reading Would you like to join the Enchanted Circle?
For my personal challenge to read books in other languages than English, I've been greatly helped by an online book discussion group hosted by Emma of Words and Peace, who this year also took up the hosting of beloved blog event Paris in July. For our summer read, we had already decided to take a … Continue reading Voyage au centre de la Terre – #ParisInJuly2023
Paris in July, now hosted by the lovely Emma of Words and Peace, is here again! And I have something to share, for I recently got to actually visit Paris for a weekend, together with my son. It was a bit nuts, but I couldn't resist taking the opportunity while my sister was visiting with … Continue reading A weekend in Paris! #parisinjuly2023
Raynor Winn, The Salt Path (2019) After The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, I read another book about catastrophic loss that calls into question what we truly need, what is most essential. In Bauby's memoir of being almost completely paralyzed, he lost his power of movement and normal modes of communication. In Raynor Winn's The … Continue reading #20BooksofSummer23: The Salt Path
Literature I decided to take part in 20 Books of Summer this year (with a modest goal of 10 books) and it gave a terrific jump start to my summer reading. I have already read 4 books from my list and most of them were outstanding. I've added some extra books as well as some … Continue reading Month in Review: June 2023