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Sunday, July 8, 2018

A Beautiful Sunday, and Time to Sneak in a Book or Two

Ken and I spent the late morning walking at Garnet Lake. It's just four miles from us, and such a beautiful lake, surrounded by mountains.  I hope I can post a photo soon.

I finished May Sarton's Recovering: A Journal, with dozens of pages I want to photocopy. It always amazes me how Sarton's honest rendering of her struggles with herself seem to reflect mine. And her unbridled joy at the everyday wonders of birds, flowers, the ocean, the weather, the people in her travels and her appreciation of them are so full of a vibrant enjoyment of life. Must read another soon. Pearls of wisdom abound, though she would be the first to declare she has no advice or wisdom to share.

Continued The End of the Affair--complex, fascinating, deep. I give it 5 stars. And please reflect on JoAnn's comment, that Audible's audio of the book, narrated by Colin Firth, is an excellent way to absorb this novel. I discovered that Colin Firth's narration of this book won first place at the Audies in 2011? 2012? In one of those years.



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  1. I'm so glad you're enjoying Colin Firth's narration of The End of the Affair. As I mentioned before, my audio reread enhanced my understanding of the novel... an outstanding production!

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    1. I haven't started listening yet, though hope to soon, while I wash the dishes and scrub the kitchen, and doing other completely mindless chores. Looking forward!

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  2. How well I remember copying out passage after passage of Sarton'S journals, before finally finding some copies of her books. Lovely. Enjoy your walks and musings!

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    1. I think all of her journals are now available in paperback--for how long, though, is another question. (Makes me think, "Snatch them all up now before they disappear."
      I am always impressed by her insights. Thanks for dropping in!

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