Posted at 3:36 pm , on March 17, 2020
I don’t impulse buy books. I generally use my local library for books and, as a special treat, I purchase books during my travels. I was looking forward to my trip to London this week and had several London bookshops on my must-visit list. But it wasn’t to be…
That said, the current crisis is upending the independent bookstores in the USA. I don’t want them to suffer or shutter, so I purchased several books from independent bookstores in my neighborhood.
I bought three books for moi and three books for the most delicious, sweetest little baby girl in the whole wide world. I bought her Uni the Unicorn, Baby Astronaut (trying to mold her mind) and Baby Touch and Feel Mermaid.
For moi, I bought The Words I Never Wrote by Jane Thynne (a most excellent writer), Women in Art by Rachel Ignotofsky and The Little(r) Museums of Paris by Emma Jacobs.
I plan to purchase more books locally. We’re in this together!
Posted at 8:34 pm , on March 10, 2020
Hello, just a short post to share what I’m reading.
I’m reading The Other Side of the Coin by Angela Kelly, the Queen’s Dresser. I love this book and I’m so glad I own it! It’s the second book Angela Kelly wrote about the Queen and her wardrobe.
“The title ‘Dresser’ could be a bit misleading as Her Majesty actually dresses herself.”
I’m enjoying it very much and I read a few pages every night before bed. Angela Kelly is a very diplomatic storyteller. She writes about the Queen, her wardrobe and hints at intimate details about their working relationship. There are abundant behind the scenes photographs and lovely pictures of a smiling Queen. Maybe I don’t look at pictures of the Queen often enough, because I don’t know if I’ve ever seen a fun or silly smile on her face. This book is a gem!
Good night. I’m off now. Must jump into bed with the Queen. (Ha, do you like what I did there?)
PS. What are you reading?