Thursday, September 18, 2014

Know your Place

If this month had a subtitle, it would be "September from a Suitcase."   I downloaded Dark Places by Gillian Flynn just before boarding last weekend in the frenetic gate getaway.  I was both hooked and creeped by the story, changing my guess along the way for our culprit.  (I was wrong.)   This title is a fairly quick read and the story moves along nicely, however the ending crescendoed a bit too much for me and I felt the closing was almost too tidy.  (Was that just me?)  Still, it was a novel that allowed me to completely block surroundings and disappear from numbers into words for a little while.  I won't spoil the ending; she'll keep you guessing.

I'm saving Sharp Objects for a stretch of sunny days just to be on the safe side.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Light to Dark

Sunny late summer morning
A balcony
Two cups of coffee
A banana

Dark Places*
e-reader
Park tickets
Sunscreen

Hoping that this quiet morning of reading (or the coffee) gives me the courage for an afternoon water park. Have a great Sunday adventure.

* I'm not sure this Flynn novel was the right one to read in an unfamiliar dark room.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Unbind the Mind

For any of my fellow GBC members who have ever used a hot plate in a science fair (mine was to create a tornado), take a few minutes to read Alison Flood's piece in The Guardian, "Artist creates book that turns black as it is read."  Leproust's book to black in four hours is highlighted in the Unbinding the Book Exhibition as part of London's Art Book Fair.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Saturday Night's All Right

Reading, knitting, biking, baking.

Hope your Saturday has been filled with things you love.