What a Winter


Starting on a mountaintop in Poland at the end of 2019 and ending here in the Central Valley as coronavirus sweeps the globe: What a trip. What trips!

I finished the session with 2,801 pages behind me– yahoo! As we move towards our spring session together, I think I’ll have to take a break from reading for the first few weeks.

Reading Middlemarch was certainly a highlight of the session, and My Brilliant Friend was a wonderful discovery at the tail end. I read poetry and prose, nonfiction and even Shakespeare.

I took about 50 or so books off my shelves to donate around my area at little libraries– what will fill the gaps? I’ve picked up some Gwendolyn Brooks and learned of The Woman in White – a novel from the mid-1800’s – supposedly the first mystery, which complements my study of white.

I tried hard to read Player Piano by Kurt Vonnegut but simply couldn’t get past the first few chapters. This has happened to me a few times recently with Kurt. Not sure what’s up with that, but will be going back to try again of course.

I am enjoying the ‘after stack’ photo as a way to visualize my winter reading.

How’d you do?

8 comments on “What a Winter”

  1. What a good idea to show us the after-stack. It brings back memories of your posts…not that they’re not still there, but it’s different.

    I want to applaud your reading journey. Wow do you have a big credit going into the next season–781 pages, to be exact! AND surely you’ve won the prize for the most number of miles traveled. Clap, Clap, Clap.

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    1. Thank you Teri– I must admit, I feel like an overachiever this session. Because too many times I’ve fallen short – especially in winter – I felt that as the organizer of this group, I should at least try to lead by example! I’m enjoying the bit of math in your post– your interest in numbers is something I love most about you 🙂 It also brought my mind back to JNaz’s most recent post on language & numbers.

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  2. Great job. I enjoyed all your posts. You always stretch my imagination. Thanks for the many ways you live out a leadership role for the group! I appreciate all you do to keep us connected.

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    1. Oh gee, I am blushing — you are all welcome and thank you for being here. It would be lonely without you! 🙂 Team work makes the dream work.

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