Starting The Week with A Heart Back Intact and Plenty of Soulful Imaginings

Hearing my audio poems; sometimes he’s a very fluffy bunny, and sometimes a slightly violent teddybear. Peeko’s Moon and a Pulitzer Prize Winning Author, Truly Wise Book of Poems Over the weekend, Peeko sat by the book The Moon Before Morning like ’Read me more of these poems; it’s my moon!’ He is a Scorpio.…… Continue reading Starting The Week with A Heart Back Intact and Plenty of Soulful Imaginings

Flying Carpets by Hedy Habra, Stories to Show You This Life as They Drift You Away

Flying Carpets by Hedy Habra contains some of the finest short fiction I’ve read, a genre of which I am most selective when it comes to favorites and I don’t read often, yet these stories invite the reader in with glimmering prose poetry and curiosity about the many facets of everyday life, stories grounded in…… Continue reading Flying Carpets by Hedy Habra, Stories to Show You This Life as They Drift You Away

The Lost Girl

Good afternoon, I didn’t know if I would really go away. 😊But I did. And I am back now to tell you about a novel I’ve completed that I’d mentioned before I left, The Lost Girl by D.H. Lawrence, and I won’t spoil plot or suspense for readers. I’d just recently found the novel in…… Continue reading The Lost Girl

You May Now Have a Strawberry and Hand-Picked Poetry

6:32 pm: Tuesday’s note actually appears There it is, the strawberry I’d offered you that is now ripe and ready to eat; the plants are safely secured, not swinging in a possible storm, and it happens to have two other surprise strawberries with it to ripen later—Here, enjoy it! And this is my review I’d…… Continue reading You May Now Have a Strawberry and Hand-Picked Poetry

The Faery Queene Book I, My Reflective Review

It’s been a nice afternoon moment of rest with a cup of rose tea & reaching the end of this book today… An epic poem written in the 1500s by the English author Edmund Spenser which contains a nice blend of sometimes ‘opposing’ beliefs or folk cultures. It’s written in Early Modern English and reading…… Continue reading The Faery Queene Book I, My Reflective Review

The House at Riverton, Part Magical, Mostly Realistic, And A Little Experimental

the sunset the other night Yesterday I finished reading the novel The House at Riverton by Kate Morton, which was just the novel I would’ve liked to read at the time and I’ve written about it today, so you may know if it’s a book you may like to read too. I haven’t spoiled any…… Continue reading The House at Riverton, Part Magical, Mostly Realistic, And A Little Experimental

When Summer Begins You Can Win a Book of Poetry

I would like to say hello to new readers and to anyone who’s been reading awhile. On the blog, you can win this poetry book for free! I received an extra copy of it when my first missing one had turned up in my mailbox, and it was a happy surprise; now you can be…… Continue reading When Summer Begins You Can Win a Book of Poetry

Some Literary Criticism: Marquez

Are you trying to spoil me? Rose syrup and a rose sky to go with it. 🙂 * Over the weekend, I finished reading Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, a favorite book now as the first time I’d read it long ago I didn’t get it as much but knew…… Continue reading Some Literary Criticism: Marquez

Last Light Breaking

In his first novel, Last Light Breaking, which begins with the line, “I am old.  I am old.  I sit in my pyjama trousers, cold,”  Patrick Corcoran creates a likeable, quirky, and refreshingly realistic character, Connolly.  Through Connolly, Corcoran boldly expresses thoughts many of us have had but might not say aloud, and experiences we…… Continue reading Last Light Breaking

Thunderstruck by the Music of J.S. Bach (A Book Review)

Johann Sebastian Bach (Christian Encounters Series)As someone who is thunderstruck by J.S. Bach’s music, I was delighted to see that booksneeze.com was offering, in exchange for an honest review, a copy of Johann Sebastian Bach by Rick Marschall.  This book is part of the Christian Encounters series published by Thomas Nelson.A comprehensive, yet concise biography…… Continue reading Thunderstruck by the Music of J.S. Bach (A Book Review)