Bookish in the Mitten

Book reviews, book recommendations, book talk, and a little knitting

No – it’s not my birthday. However, I did discover today, while traveling down a research rabbit-hole, that three of my top ten favorite authors have the same birthday (in different years). C.S. Lewis, author of The Chronicles of Narnia as well as some completely engulfing adult fantasy (Perelandra and Out of the Silent Planet …

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I was thinking last evening that I miss the comfort of hearing the grownups talk – parents, grandparents, aunts, and uncles laughing, sharing family news, playing cards while we kids / teenagers / young adults hung around the sidelines or listened from the next room. My father died in 2017 (in fact, tomorrow is the …

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Here’s something to soothe your spirit. I took this video while on a walk in a light rain tonight. Feel free to download, and it’s ok to share but please include a link to this blog if you share. Thanks.

When I was hiking in one of our beautiful county parks today (cloudy and damp, about 55 degrees – perfect weather for a hike in my opinion) I was accompanied by a bluebird. One of these beauties flew ahead of me for about the length of a football field. It waited on one branch until …

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