Sunday, April 19, 2015

Re-reading....

I re-read books quite often.  This is one that I'm doing just that with right now....


Joy for Beginners.....by Erica Bauermeister....

The main character - having survived a life-threatening illness - celebrates with six close friends.  They challenge her to start her new lease on life by going white-water rafting down the Grand Canyon with her daughter. But she is leery of taking that risk.  But then one of her friends poses a pact - if Kate will face the rapids, each woman will do one thing in the next year that scares her. What are those things? Ahhh, you will have to read this book to find out!

A passage I read yesterday that I loved...

"The bookstore where Caroline worked was a perfect example, designed as a place to linger as much as shop, incorporating a bakery and café, a fireplace surrounded by oversized chairs for colder days and a patio outside for summer ones.  It could have felt chaotic, a party full of strangers unable to introduce themselves, but instead was more like a genial conversation - the metallic clink of silverware set against the contented sigh of a book being slid from its shelf, the murmured comments of a knitting group seated at a round table in the three-sided alcove that held - was it intentional or simply serendipitous? - the house, gardening, cooking books.  Smells of cinnamon and yeast settling in between the covers of books only to rise from the pages when they were opened later at home"

3 comments:

Paula Kaye said...

I have not been much into re-reading books. It is kind of like watching a movie twice. If I already know the ending it isn't a good read for me!

karen said...

I'll look for this book, sounds interesting and I love to re read books but usually they were read during the teen years.

Marcia said...

Love the quote you used from Joy for Beginners! It was one I highlighted when I read it. Also love the little still life pictures you use with your posts. I always want to know what's just beyond the edge of the photo...tee hee!!!!!