Today’s Quote To Ponder Over

Some words of comfort to  those of us often misunderstood…  

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Holiday Gifts For The Book Lover

A few days ago, I walked into a Blackstone Bookstore in a small town in England – which shall remain nameless for now – since I am here doing research for another story – and I have to say, I was caught completely off guard by the amount of foot traffic the store receives. At first I thought it was because of the rain outside and/or the cafe upstairs, but when I stayed about an hour to observe and appreciate the volume of books categorized so perfectly throughout the store, I realized, people were actually there buying paperbacks or hardbacks.  It is definitely due to the holiday shopping, you might say, but after speaking to the clerks behind the check out counter, I was told  the store was busy most of the time and very busy over the weekends.  Oh what joy I felt.

Also, here’s a list of my next reads

and just in case you have a book-warm or a book-lover or an avid reader in your life – here’s a great link to some interesting gift ideas

The Most Beautiful Idea Yet…

…is one I came across while reading the latest blog entry here. And it made me smile, the kind of happy expression I can hardly describe. But if you’ve been there, you’ll understand. I think I will frame this quote and keep it visible just in case of a setback or disillusionment of sorts.

 

Reading Two Opinions At Once

My favorite past time is reading-online stories about Parisian life – from ex-pats to locals – sharing their opinions, observations and trivia about the city of love. This blog in particular sparking an interest after I read the following bullet points author Amanda Randone penned on Coveteur:

Randone states the following: 1. French-Girl style is a myth. 2. Speaking French Isn’t Enough. 3. There is a ‘social code’ in Paris and you don’t want to get it wrong. 4. Take the Bus.  5. Prepare For Lots of Question.  And she backs up her observations here and more here   just in case, like me, you often dream about moving to Paris.

On the flip side, I came across this bit of reading America The Anxious and have ordered a copy. While I wait for my paperback to be tossed from the bottom of the stairs up to my front door by ‘delivery company to be left nameless’ – I ask – have you read the book and if so – what do you think?  The cover says it all.

The idea is one I’ve tossed around for a few years, but haven’t had the gut to put it in print. I simply keep my ideas in an online journal and save-draft it.

Here’s what author – Ruth Whippman Indexed for our reading pleasure.