Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Look what I got...

Yay! It finally came in to the library!

It's all mine (for the next 3 weeks anyway!)

So excited to start this one.

I finished 1984 on audio which was even better than I remembered. Very good/must read.

Up next on audio was The Old Man and the Sea, which was also a repeat and very good read.
If you haven't read it yet, think about it. It's a pretty quick one, only 100 pages, but the writing is superb. I love Hemingway and this little novella packs a big lyrical punch.

At work I am listening to Comfort Food by Kate Jacobs on CD.

I read her knitting club books and thought they were good.
This one so far isn't as gripping but still good if you're in the mood for something light.

In honor of this book post,

My little niece got her first library card!
Isn't this picture just precious?
It makes me beam with pride.
She was so excited and checked out those 2 books on her card for the first time.

I remember getting my first lib card- it was such a happy day! I couldn't believe there wasn't a minimum age- they said all you have to do was be able to sign your name. that 's a big deal when you're 5! I still have and use my original card, looking at the autograph I'm surprised they OK'd it!

My sweet little B, I'm such a proud aunt!

Happy reading, everyone...

A good book makes life worth living!

Below: My fave quotes from The Old Man & the Sea...

“I have never seen or heard of such a fish. But I must kill him. I am glad we do not have to try to kill the stars. Imagine if each day a man must try to kill the moon, he thought. The moon runs away. But imagine if a man each day should have to try to kill the sun?
We were born lucky, he thought.

Then he was sorry for the great fish that had nothing to eat and his determination to kill him never relaxed in his sorrow for him. . . . There is no one worthy of eating him from the manner of his behavior and his great dignity. I do not understand these things, he thought. But it is good that we do not have to try to kill the sun or the moon or the stars."

"Why did they make birds so delicate and fine as those sea swallows when the ocean can be so cruel? She is kind and very beautiful. But she can be so cruel and it comes so suddenly and such birds that fly, dipping and hunting, with their small sad voices are made too delicately for the sea."