"an old book has something for me which no new book can ever have -- for at every reading the memories and atmosphere of other readings come back and I am reading old years as well as an old book.”
L.M. Montgomery, The Selected Journals, Vol. 3: 1921-1929

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Welcome to Ivory Blush Roses Reads!

My Study/Studio view 1
If you were to walk around my apartment, you would find books stashed in every corner.  Books on a wide variety of topics from great classics, nature books, art books, books on how to do things, books about homesteading, interior design, wonderful stories, fantasy, old favorites, history, vernacular architecture, costume design, cookbooks, religion and spirituality, and too many others to mention! 

Feb Issue British Country Living
If I’m not working, sleeping or stitching, I’ve probably got my nose in a book.  Or glued to my Kindle (I love how it travels so easily, to and from work with me!)  There are a few magazines in there too ~ mostly British Country Living and National Geographic these days. 

Living Room
Movies are good too.  They make it easy to kick back and relax and let a story take you somewhere.  And though they don’t really count as books, so many of the best movies started with a great book!  

Over the years, I’ve blogged a lot about stitching, home making, my travels, and going to nursing school, but I haven’t shared much about reading, though it probably is one of the activities that I do more than any other.  In this blog I hope to share a bit about what I’m reading as well as my favorite books and movies.  Writing critiques and reviews is not one of my strong points, but I do like to share what I liked about a book or what thoughts it provoked.  From time to time, I’ll add a few movies in!   

cozy spot
Pull up your cozy reading chair and read (and watch a few movies) along with me!

1 comment:

  1. Didn't you just love The Forgotten Garden? My bookclub is reading another of her books this year, The Distant Hours. Have you read it?