March 29, 2018 – So this trip started back in December. As we were driving to Mažeikiai for Christmas, I suggested to Rasa that we invite her mom to go to Rome for Holy Week and to see the Pope deliver his address from the balcony on Easter Sunday. Rasa thought it was a great idea, since her mom hadn’t been on an airplane in probably 40 years and had really never traveled. What a fun way to have a little break and, for someone who is as devout as her mother is, a (probably) once in a lifetime event. Continue reading
And while it’s true this is piece is focused on Gaiman, there are a number of really good links which are just as important to the truth of reading and storytelling that I wanted to keep it nearby. “Truth is not in what happens but in what it tells us about who we are.”
Ursula K. Le Guin on “Spare Time,” What It Means to Be a Working Artist, and the Vital Difference Between Being Busy with Doing and Being Occupied with Living – Brain Pickings
I’m Jaq…and I’m a book collector.
Can I just say, I love the idea of a “Color of the Year.” Anything “of the Year” really. The idea that someone gets to decide what gets to be lionized for the coming 12 months is awesome. And if it doesn’t work out, you get to pick a new one next year. And if you like more turbulent times, there are plenty of “of the Month” items to choose from as well.
But anyway… Happy 2018. For those of us who love purple, it’s gonna be a good year! Pantone Color of the Year 2018 | Ultra Violet 18-3838
In honor of the great Icelandic holiday tradition, Here’s a list of some of the best books of the last year for you to peruse, think about, ponder and maybe, just maybe, if you have the time, read. It’s a list with something for everyone and easily searchable. And as an added bonus, they have their lists for the past 9 years linked as well. Enjoy! #bookconcierge
Seriously… how amazing is it that these things are all online and available for research or just plain fun!