Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Interesting start to the day

Some mornings I wake and want to write my thoughts down right away.
Like today while I'm reading this book that I spotted on someone's blog.

It's the oddest of books ..... good but odd in that I keep thinking it's set in the 50's/60's or 70's when in fact it is modern day as it includes references to Bridget Jones Diary.  The characters also have mobile phones and the internet.

It's about a girl in Sweden who corresponds with a girl in Iowa by handwritten letters. They discuss their lives and books.
The Swedish girl goes to visit Amy in Iowa only to find that Amy has died.
She goes on to open a bookshop in the one horse town of Broken Wheel and stocks it with the thousands of books that she found in the house of her friend.

This is a print of the fabulous work of  UK artist  Rachel Grant

I won't tell you anymore in case you want to read it, other than to say there are many referrals to real books old and new.

What caused me to put pen to paper today was what I read on page 146....
 The legendary writer Ernest Hemingway once had a wager that he could write a story in under ten words.  
He won the bet he wrote : For sale baby shoes never worn

Hmm !!!

Time to put the book down and get on with things


  1. Hmmm, you've got me thinking now. xxx

  2. That bit of dress I can see is fabulous!
    The book sounds like an interesting read. After years of resistance I've finally got round to reading How To Be A Woman by Caitlin Moran, it's hilarious. xxx

  3. I agree with Vix: that dress is fabulous! I love the sound of that book too. Will look out for it. xxx

  4. The book sounds wonderful! I too love that dress you have on xxx

  5. I love the first photo, looks so artistic! And your dress is fabulous!

  6. Reading books and writing in a journal are two things I really want to get around to doing. You've inspired me. Yes, fab frock. Is the neck tie part of it or a scarf? Nosey, aren't I?! Xxx