Thursday, May 6, 2021
Tuesday, May 4, 2021
|False Solomon's Seal|
Writing a book takes a lot of effort--something like birthing a child--and one wants that child to do well and for people to appreciate it.
And now, Crows has had more ratings (number of stars) and more reviews than any of my previous books. My heartfelt thanks to all of you who've taken the time to leave a rating and/or review for this child of mine.
|Star of Bethlehem|
Sunday, May 2, 2021
Saturday, May 1, 2021
Thursday, April 29, 2021
D) HELLO JOSIE, I AM DELL. HOW ARE YOU? DO YOU LIKE APPLES?
J) YES, I DO! DELL, DO YOU LIKE APPLES?
D)I AM A COMPUTER. I DON’T EAT ANYTHING. WHAT ELSE DO YOU LIKE?
J) I LIKE MY MOM AND DAD.
D) THAT’S NICE. I DON’T HAVE A MOM AND DAD.
J) WHAT DO YOU LIKE, DELL?
D) I LIKE FINGERS ON MY KEYBOARD. THEY TICKLE.
J) I LIKE WHEN MY MOM TICKLES ME. DELL, WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO?
D) HMMM, I LIKE TALKING TO YOU! ARE YOU MYFRIEND?
J) YES, BUT I HAVE CHILDREN FRIENDS TOO. DELL, WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE COLOR?
D) BLUE!!!! WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE COLOR, JOSIE?
J) RED, PINK, BLUE, GOLDEN, SILVER, SPARKLY, AND PURPLE ARE MY FAVORITE COLORS. DELL, HOW MANY COLORS ARE YOUR FAVORITE?
D) HMMM…DARK BLUE, LIGHT BLUE, PURPLE, GREEN
J) DELL, WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LETTER?
D) I LIKE Z BECAUSE IT IS LONELY—IT DOESN’T GET USED MUCH.
J) BUT WHAT ABOUT ZAP AND ZEBRA? AND ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ FOR SNORING?
D) JOSIE, GREAT IDEA! Z DOESN’T FEEL SO LONELY NOW.
J) HOW MANY LETTERS ARE YOUR FAVORITES?
D) HMMM…5, I THINK.
J) DELL, HOW ABOUT WE SPELL SOME MORE WORDS A LITTLE BIT LATER? I HAVE TO GO GET A SNACK.
D) THAT SOUNDS GREAT, JOSIE! SEE YOU LATER!
Wednesday, April 28, 2021
Tuesday, April 27, 2021
Monday, April 26, 2021
Saturday, April 24, 2021
Nope, can't even donate this one. What idiot reads Henry James these days, and especially in this condition?
Me, that's who. I couldn't let it go without one last perusal. (I actually like some of James's work.) And I really enjoyed The Europeans--in which a slightly predatory baroness with New England connections comes to visit her cousins and takes up residence in a nearby house. The culture clash is wittily presented and I loved the scene on the page below, with the existential question:
"What is life, indeed, without curtains?"
It should be embroidered on a pillow. (Not t hat I agree--we have curtains only in our guest room and since Josie's coming, we have darkening curtains in The Room so she can nap. But there's something about that phrase that tickles me. Yes, I am easily entertained.)