If you wish to view Marilynne Robinson's photo, please go to Goggle images. I met Marilynne many years ago, through my best friend Sally. Today is Marilynne's birthday --- Happy Birthday
This is an interesting planet. It deserves all the attention you can give it.
November 26, 1943: Happy 70th birthday, Marilynne Robinson! In a 33 year career, the Idaho native has written three celebrated novels—Housekeeping, Gilead, and Home—all luminous works marked by simplicity and wonder.
I always felt that Marilynne's Housekeeping should have won the Pulitzer. It is one of my favorites.
Currently reading Nancy Mitford's Highland Fling.
Thursday, November 21, 2013
What a pity every child couldn't learn to read under a willow tree...
Elizabeth George Speare
November 21, 1908: American children's book writer Elizabeth George Speare was born in Massachusetts, 105 years ago today. Most of her historical novels, like The Witch of Blackbird Pond, are set in her native New England.
What a beautiful thought......
Thursday, November 14, 2013
Give the children love, more love and still more love – and the common sense will come by itself.
November 14, 1907: Delightfully rude redhead Pippi Longstocking was the creation of Swedish writer Astrid Lindgren, but it was her seven-year-old daughter who came up with that perfect name. Lindgren was born in Småland, 106 years ago today.
It is NOT hard to give children love. Read stories to them every day, listen to their questions, hold them in your arms, and always tell them you love them.
Thursday, November 7, 2013
We are stardust, we are golden and we've got to get ourselves back to the garden.
November 7, 1943: Happy 70th birthday, Joni Mitchell! The Canadian singer songwriter had polio as a child—the illness weakened her left hand, which made many traditional guitar fingerings difficult to execute. It led Mitchell to develop her own signature tunings.