On Saturday I’m staying in my pajamas all day long, drinking big milky mugs of coffee and making Flickr mosaics. Oh yes I am! It’s ever so slightly possible that I may cut open my new box of Fabriano paper and stitch up another visual journal with this thread first.
Or I might go have a waffle and coffee in Hollywood with a friend first and then come home drink more coffee make mosaics sew a book swish some paint around read my new book make some velvet pumpkins sew an apron go pick apples make pumpkin ice cream read my cats a poem. Or I could throw myself headlong into an autumn garden project. NO. I’m not doing that. Still. It’s only Thursday and I’m already delirious with possibility. I love this part of working. That you stop. Having 2 BIG days every week to play by myself is bliss.
I quite enjoyed The Hour I First Believed. Now I’m on Foreign Affairs by Alison Lurie. It was written in 1984 and won a Pulitzer prize. I didn’t know that when I ordered it from the library. Here’s the first line:
On a cold blowy February day a woman is boarding the ten am flight to London, followed by an invisible dog.
Thanks clever wonderful reader person friend who recommended it! And thanks for including that first line in your email. Here’s what else is on the autumn reading list:
Okay and One Last Thing. Some of my booklist came from YOU MUST READ THIS. Egads! That is one fine radio show!
A little blurb about it:
Call them buttonhole books, the ones you urge passionately on
friends, colleagues and passersby. All readers have them — and so do
writers. In the series “You Must Read This,” NPR talks with authors
about their favorite buttonhole books.
I’m. Stopping. Now.