Thursday, October 1, 2015
Books & Bed
I would love to wake up like this in the morning
and all would be right with the world.
It won't be, will it?
Not with many hurting people.
But it is the most beautiful month in the year to me.
It is October.
And so I replace my spring and summer bed linens....
With autumn and winter's colors.
Can you tell that I don't like for my linens to match?
Comfort to me is an odd assortment of bed linens.
And comfort is a good book taken to bed.
There's not a better comfort book, for Jan Karon fans,
than her newest book, Come Rain or Come Shine.
This book is pure happiness.
And the voice that Karon gave Lacey in it, the one main character who I had
never really connected with, was pure magic,
so completely right that she was as real to me as one of my own children.
I will buy any book that Louise Penny writes.
The Nature of the Beast is a good mystery book.
And Penny did take her fans back to the hamlet of Three Pines.
Please forgive me though, fellow Penny fans, if I say that this book
missed the mark of earlier Penny books that were my favorite.
It just didn't have the wonderful literary writing.
It didn't have the deep, compelling character development of earlier books.
It has not been an easy personal year for Penny,
as any of you who follow her on FaceBook know.
Her dear husband, who was the model for Chief Inspector Armand Gamache,
has been in poor health.
So I will continue to read anything written by this super talented author.
One book that really disappointed me?
Go Set A Watchman was built up as "the book of the summer."
Having lived during that time of the 1950s, in the South, and remembering it well,
I doubt it would have caused a ripple if it had been released first,
instead of To Kill A Mockingbird.
Scout's uncle, Dr. Finch, was my favorite character in this book,
my only favorite.
And I sure did miss Gregory Peck in this book.
Sometimes, for comfort, I just take a good magazine to bed.
I suppose if R.H. and I were only allowed one magazine in the house,
it would have to be Yankee.
When I read this magazine I forget that I was born and bred in the South--
and love the South with a passion--
and feel I'm a true New Englander at heart.
Have you read any of these books yet?
How about Yankee magazine?
These are troubled times, even if everything is going well in our personal lives.
Do you feel like telling us about your own comfort books?
We all want to wake up in a glow after a good night's rest, don't we?
And feel like this?