a bookend for my week

On Sunday I slept in until the unseemly hour of 9:30am!  I snuggled in my bed and wrote in my journal—pure bliss. This is the only day of the week I am not up at 6 or 7am.  Saturday afternoon and evening had finally delivered promised rain by the bucket load, cooled the air, and the clouds moved on so the morning was glittering and glorious.

I posted a few book reviews on my Hungry for Life blog and then listened to an audio book of Lone Wolf by Jodi Picoult while I washed the dishes and tidied the house. I am always swept away by her books and this one had me looking for more homecaring tasks so I could finish the chapter. My deal with myself for audio books is to keep moving or listen in the car. 😉 I’m paying close attention to her word choice and descriptions and am wowed by her talent for writing.

Later, I curled up with the novel The Virgin Blue by Tracy Chevalier. She’s the author of A Girl With a Pearl Earring and one of my favorites The Lady and the Unicorn. I relish historical fiction and the lives she imagines for her characters. This book moves seemlessly between modern day and France of four hundred years ago.

Then I met my friend Lucy at the movies to see the movie version of Nicholas Sparks’s novel The Lucky One. Yes its a chick flick and I’m a sappy romantic. The ending was similar but they added a couple twists—I preferred the original ending but the movie was worth seeing.

In the evening I started book four A Feast of CrowsGeorge R.R. Martin’s fantasy series A Song of Ice and Fire (I reviewed book three on my blog!). I’ve never read a series with so many characters! I’m also watching Game of Thrones Season 2 (Book 1) on HBO and have been impressed with how well cast and detailed it has been; definitely as good as Lord of the Rings movies if you’re a fan.

A day spent reflecting and stirring the embers of inspiration by reading authors I admire is a heaven sent day.

What books are bookending your days or week?

The audio book of Lone Wolf is read by several performers instead of a single reader and I'm thoroughly enjoying this presentation. The varied voices add depth and fullness to the listening experience. That's my ancient portable CD player that has played through many a mile with me and keeps on spinnin'!

This entry was written by Laura and published on April 23, 2012 at 6:46 pm. It’s filed under Books, Just for fun, Laura, Lifeology, Movies, Self Care, Writing. Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

One thought on “a bookend for my week

  1. Funny how similar our day was…The audio version of Lone Wolf sounds like fun. Maybe one of these days when I return to reading fiction…

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