Thursday, July 14, 2016
Gorgeous summer is in full bloom around here. I am working and working and working some more, at painting mostly, and various other projects. For one, I've been putting together a small book of my watercolors, with some text, and I hope to finish it later this year. Because of all this busyness, many other things and experiences have fallen by the wayside, at least temporarily. I cannot, I find, do it all, much less do it all well. So I am saying no to many things, in real life and virtually. Especially virtually - screen time of any kind has become less and less pleasurable for me in recent months. So I am letting myself off the hook and taking an extended break, here, for the foreseeable future. Besides, my reading life is languishing - right now I read art books and look at the pictures, mostly, and have made no more headway in the diaries of James Lees-Milne. Much less in any other books. And my bookselling life, well, that has slowed to a veritable crawl. Thus with no book news to report, I feel as if this so-called book blog has become as a field of chirping crickets. Pleasant, distracting - to myself if not to anyone else. Gentle noise. When I am in need of quiet. After more than ten years of sharing my life in books, I am content to call it a day. Rest assured that I will return if and when I have anything of note to discuss. Because it has been a great joy to write and communicate openly with other readers and book lovers, in this way, and the fact of that will never change. Thanks for reading what I have written. Thanks for talking with me about those wonderful papery-magic objects-that-are-more-than-objects that we all love. Doing so has lifted my heart during many dark days and brought further illumination to many already sunny days. I appreciate it more than you will ever know. Please keep seeking out and reading wonderful books. I promise to do the same. ♥
I look forward to your occasional return- thanks for the many posts and recommendations and the conversation.
Thanks so much Dan, Antony, and ccr, for being long-time readers and for our bookish conversations over the years! I have a new post up today and plan on returning here from time to time. If I have anything noteworthy to discuss. (Always debatable.)Post a Comment