I received two books for Christmas which always makes for a happy occasion. I asked for Carolina Writers at Home edited by Meg Reid. I have strong connections with both North and South Carolina and I love reading about writers and where they work. This one seems to have a nice spin on it as the authors were asked to write anything at all about their homes from any perspective they felt was important. So they are not all well-crafted essays about wooden desks and bookshelves. The variety is splendid. For example, Clyde Edgerton writes about the fireplace and backyard fire pit at his home in Wilmington.
The photos by Rob McDonald are sepia toned which gives all the interiors and the portraits of the contributors a soft look. I didn't like that at first but now I think it is perfect.
The other book was a surprise: The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George. I know nothing about this novel, but Paris and Bookshop! What's not to like? I haven't started reading it yet, but it is right here by my chair.
Thanks to all of you who read my musings and commented here on Belle, Book, and Candle this past year. I feel as if we are all friends and I look forward to continuing our bookish conversations.
Wishing you a Happy New Year full of Good Books, Good Friends, and Good Health.
I feel the way you do, Belle, like I have many friends all over the world who share their love of books and a bit of their lives.ReplyDelete
Wishing you a wonderful 2016!
Thanks, Joan. Happy to count you as a book friend! Looking forward to turning pages in 2016.Delete
Looking forward to a new year of book chat. I don't know how anyone could resist the title of The Paris Bookshop (which means I'll be looking for it at my library). Happy New Year, Belle--wishing you all the best in 2016.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Kathy. I always enjoy hearing from you. We are so often on the same wavelength. Happy 2016!Delete
What nice bookish gifts to receive, Belle. I'll be interested in how you like "The Little Paris Bookshop." I checked in out from the library a few weeks ago on a one week/new book loan and had to take it back before I ever opened it - not an unusual happening with me.ReplyDelete
Happy New Year to you as well and thank you for your thought provoking, enlightening, and all together wonderful posts.
Hi, Penny. Yes, that has often happened to me too...check out book, return book unread! So little time.Delete
Thank you for your kind words and being a part of BB&C. I enjoy our conversations.
I liked The Little Paris Bookshop. I agree, what's not to like when it involves bookshops and Paris! I especially liked the idea of traveling across France in a riverboat that's also a bookstore. How fun would that be?ReplyDelete
Happy New Year! I hope your 2016 is full of good friends...and good books.
Hi, Lark. Yes, I am looking forward to reading The Little Paris Bookshop. I am glad to have your recommendation. Let's keep reading in 2016!Delete
Happy New Year! May 2016 bring many, many bookish joys!ReplyDelete
Hi, Vicki. Happy New Year to you as well. We will continue our bookish ways in 2016!Delete
I've added The Little Paris Bookshop to my read next list on our library website.ReplyDelete
Happy 2016 to you from Kansas!
Hi, Joyce. We can compare notes on The Little Paris Bookshop! I haven't started it yet but I continue to be enthralled with the cover! Thanks for the good wishes for 2016!Delete