Library Anyone?

We have been out of the city for 3 1/2 years. One thing I really missed from the old house were the bookshelves. I love to read, and yes, I have books on tape, Kindle, and all that jazz. At heart, though, I am a physical book girl. Books on subjects I like I prefer for them to be tangible.

So whenever we’d see a garage sale or estate sale, I kind of weighed in if I felt like looking for one. Jim would say to get a new one for the wall. I didn’t care for that idea either.

We went to breakfast this morning and coming out I saw a sign for an estate sale. Hmmm.

Meet my new baby. A maple Ethan Allen bookcase. My books now have a home, and for a mere $25, got solid maple to boot. My thanks to Jim for his help with getting this in the car and house, and coming up with the idea of putting it on a slant.

Looks right at home.



My mom always felt that Dr.Zhivago was her favorite movie. As I watch this now, as it is being shown on local Public Television, I can only wonder if she swept over the darker parts of the film and loved the romance.

For a film with rape, and the Russian revolution as a backdrop,crooked politicians, and the hardship of war, I guess it is rose colored glasses that let the prospect of love sneak through.

Of course, an all star cast of Sir Alec Guiness, Omar Shariff, Julie Christie, Rod Steiger, Geraldine Chaplin, just to name a few, definitely hold your interest. Oh wait, as a former history major, the historical background and the various relationships in the plot kept my interest.

It’s just hard putting my mind in my Mom’s place, and seeing only the romance. Funny what the passage of years does to your memory of a movie.

Anyhow Mom, this one is for you!đź’śI miss you!