Friday, October 25, 2013

Quote of the Day----Goodreads

I read so I can live more than one life in more than one place.
Anne Tyler
October 25, 1941: Happy 72nd birthday, Anne Tyler! The Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist grew up in a Quaker community. She is often cited by fellow novelists as a favorite, with admirers as different as Eudora Welty and Nick Hornby.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

We recently watched this documentary.  I remember going to the Wall, once in the dead of a hot July night, once again several years later on a hot August day, the quiet "peace" of this memorial was so overwhelming.  When I found the two names of those I looked for, it was such a blinding pain, yet a relief to have been able to see that they were remembered.
Thank you Maya for the beauty of the Wall.

Beyond the Wall, this documentary shows many of her other works.  It was very interesting to watch her evolve.

Hope you will consider this one.

Currently reading  Anonymous Sources by Mary Kelly, a real page turner!

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Quote of the Day-----Goodreads

The pleasure of all reading is doubled when one lives with another who shares the same books.
Katherine Mansfield
October 14, 1888: Short story writer Katherine Mansfield lived a brief and rebellious life, full of affairs with both men and women. She left her native New Zealand in part due to disgust over the treatment of the Maori people and lived a bohemian life in London before dying of tuberculosis at 34.

Currently reading  "The Last Dog on the Hill"

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Quote of the Day-----Goodreads

A well-composed book is a magic carpet on which we are wafted to a world that we cannot enter in any other way.
Caroline Gordon
October 6, 1895: Although Caroline Gordon's novels are no longer widely read, in her day she was a prominent literary figure who was friends with writers like Flannery O'Connor, Ernest Hemingway, and F. Scott Fitzgerald. She was born 118 years ago today.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

"Kandahar" a fillm by Mohsen Makhmalbaf

We recently viewed this film.  It will tug at your heart, women in other parts of the world really don't know what freedom is about.
Visually this is stunning.

"Kingdom" series starring Stephen Fry

Discovered this series, it is a delight.