A Book Spread & Embracing Winter Reading

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Inspired by Meredith and Teri, I have only been able to muster up a book spread– not a list, nor a pile. Finishing Meridian was difficult for my tired eyes and mind, and after tallying up the pages I’ve already turned in our winter reading session, embracing winter reading might be an understatement. I’ve read 1,672 pages  since I started early while traveling over the holidays. The books above– Player Piano and Legends of Jewish Krakow — both came to me from a used book store in Krakow. My friend Francis’s book, The Combat Veteran & PTSD was with me on my travels but was only carried around and flipped through. The Marianne More Complete Poems has been looking at me from my poetry shelf and I always like to have a little poetry on hand. These reading sessions encourage me to read poetry collections from cover to cover.

Who knows what books I will discover in the next weeks that may disrupt this smear of literature, but for now, it’s satisfying to see them lined up and organized.

 

8 comments on “A Book Spread & Embracing Winter Reading”

  1. Thank you for the visual image. We read with our eyes. 🙂 And there is your lovely cuppa…what? And what is written on your cuppa?

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      1. Thanks for this link, Borkali. Such an interesting and LONG history, going back to the 14th century, coincidentally the time of one of the earliest pieces at the Meadows Museum–a Catalan cabinet of wood, of all things. Only the two 12th century frescoes removed from a Spanish church & on long-term loan from the Boston Museum of Fine Arts are older.
        Your pieces would not be safe in my household. We have lost so many plates and bowls to the vigorous man-handling of my spousal unit!

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  2. An interesting and varied spread, borkali. I have thought recently about reconnecting with Vonnegut, who was a favorite many years ago.

    I too love Polish Pottery and am fortunate to have two beautiful bowls, both given as gifts…

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    1. I was lucky enough to see him read in Union Square NYC some many moons ago…

      I am also lucky enough to have carried back a suitcase or two of pottery from Polska thanks to my many years of trips there. We get to use the stuff everyday, which is a nice reminder of another home.

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  3. You always have such an eclectic set of titles on your list. I look forward to your reviews. I’m especially anxious to learn your thoughts on The Combat Veteran and PTSD by your dear friend Francis Resta who died recently. The award winning interview (that I learned about through you) during which he shared his WWII experiences was very moving and powerful. I highly recommend it to others. (https://kdrt.org/audio/davisville-aug-6-2018-resta)

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    1. Thanks, Barbara! I am missing my Friday heartbeat, Francis, who seems to have gone missing just in the nick of time 😉

      I’m about halfway through the Legends of Jewish Krakow…to be continued!

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  4. You always have such an eclectic set of titles on your list. I look forward to your reviews. I’m especially anxious to learn your thoughts on The Combat Veteran and PTSD by your dear friend Francis Resta who died recently.

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