In Praise of Books

I so love hardcover books.  This past weekend I was able to read a novel, Revenge of the Middle-Aged Woman by Elizabeth Buchan.  What a treat!  I am usually studying college textbooks.

When I commando thrift shop, hardcover books are on the list of things to find.  The novel next up is John Irving's The Fourth Hand.  This author intrigues me and I've read nearly all of his books.

There is something about reading a book.  It is a meeting of minds with the author.  It allows you to ponder the characters and the story stays with you long after the tale is complete.

I read numerous blogs and articles online.  It is like fast food.  Snippets of information not totally fulfilling.  It is (dare I say it?) attention deficit reading.


This picture also gave me the chance to showcase the latest flower in bloom, a yellow lily.  

I was traveling through Amador County today and wanted to share these images.

The cows ~

The sheep ~

And the fox.



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