Monday, April 6, 2020

The Deep Thinker

I like to fill my head with thoughts - 
big, complex and deep;
I think about them all day long, 
at night I cannot sleep.

I'm pretty sure that if I keep 
going down this road,
at any moment now
my head will just explode

Featured: Introducing a new friend,
addicted to deep thoughts
and raspberry jam.

Sunday, March 22, 2020

A Nice Day Out

Said spring to winter:
"cheer up, you gloomy fellow,"
Answered winter to spring:
"you're a sunny cup of jello."

Featured: One final day out
before going into isolation.
Wishing you all great health
and all good things.

Monday, March 9, 2020

A Five Star Review

Five reasons I'm giving Five Stars to:
The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend
by Katarina Bivald:

1. Sara leads a small life - she works in a bookshop
in her hometown in Sweden and corresponds
with Amy, a woman from Broken Wheel,
Iowa. When the bookshop closes, Sara
decides to take Amy up on her offer and visit.

2. This is a book about books, about reading, about 
the wonderful worlds and characters you discover
between the pages. I found so many of my favorites
mentioned and made note of some I haven't read.

3. Sara is that precious commodity - an unusual
protagonist. She finds a new life in Iowa, a better
understanding of herself and... yes, love. 

4. Broken Wheel is not a Hallmark small town, 
full of charm and cheer. Bivald does a wonderful
job of finding beauty in unexpected places.

5. I love books where letters are exchanged.
This one is not all letters but in spirit it does remind
me of a great favorite - The Guernsey Literary 
and Potato Peel Pie Society.

The little hippo
suddenly froze,
he felt a funny
itch on his nose.

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Here Little Doggie

A little dog has woken up
with a heart just filled with dread.
he doesn't like to see the vet,
cannot face the day ahead.

His temperature may be going up,
he can feel his aching head;
all things considered,
it is best to stay in bed.

Featured: a new friend
with anxiety issues.

Sunday, February 9, 2020

A Funny Old Day

In the middle of winter,
on a rare sunny day,
we went out to the garden
hoping to play.

We got a game going
but all was in vain,
the sky winked at us
and started to rain.

Monday, January 27, 2020

On a Sunny Day

I woke up suddenly
in the middle of the night,
I heard some noises
and they gave me a fright.

I drew up the blanket
and buried my head,
and I'm never ever looking
under the bed.

Featured: one new blanket
and two adorable nephews.

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

A Five Star Review

Five reasons I'm giving Five Stars to:
The Right Sort of Man
by Allison Montclair:

1. The period - We are in 1946 in London
as the city is slowly recovering from 
WWII and shortages and loneliness 
are everywhere.

2. The plot - Two young women decide to go
into business together and open
The Right Sort Marriage Bureau.
It doesn't help that one of their very
first customers is murdered.

3. The characters - Iris Sparks and Gwendolyn Bainbridge 
come from different backgrounds, have different
personalities and life experiences. No reason, 
of course, not to become best friends.
Each is a great character in her own right
and both capture our hearts.

4. The issues - While the book is a historical
mystery with the emphasis firmly on
the murder case, it touches on questions of
gender, class and personal responsibility
in very intelligent ways.

5. The summary - If you are in the mood
for a well-written fun read, full of charm,
energy and plot twists, with two lively and 
lovely women, this is the book for you.
It is the first in a new series.

Featured: A small needlework
winter scene.