Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Color Run Fun

Myself, my granddaughter and my grandson have decided to do the Color Run 5K that is happening in Louisville KY in June, 2017. It looks like so much fun.

Check it out.

We plan on walking instead of running. We start 'training' on Monday!

Doesn't that look like fun?

You can see why they call it the happiest 5K on Earth, right?

Thursday, January 12, 2017

The Little Paris Bookshop - day 5

This could go on forever. I have endless bookmarks in this book. But I think I have given you enough of a taste.

There is some sadness. But it's not the unbearable kind of sadness that bruises you. And it is overcome in the end.

There are regrettable decisions that were made in fear and there is fear to push through. And there is grace and beauty in the way the fears are vanquished.

There is love. There are unusual relationships. There are quirky characters. Everyone down to the last person is lovable with flaws. Except (for me anyway) Manon, who is the reason for Jean Perdu's regrets. I never loved or liked her.

It is, as I said on day one, a charming story and I recommend you read it.

The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

The Little Paris Bookshop - day 4

Prescriptions from The Literary Apothecary:

"What kind of book?" the oval whispered.
"The consoling kind."
"I need to cry some more. I'll drown if I don't. Can you understand that?"
"Of course. Sometimes you're swimming in unwept tears and you'll go under if you store them up inside." And I'm at the bottom of a sea of tears. "I'll bring you a book for crying then." Nina George

Different patient:

"My type. Okay. Excuse me, but maybe I should point out to you that I've come to your book barge for a book. Not a husband, ma chere Monsieur."
"With all due respect, what you read is more important in the long term than the man you marry, ma chere Madame."
(She leaves then comes back later.)
"All right," she said. "Give me the books that are kind to me, and to hell with the men who don't give a damn about me." Nina George

I loved this movie. Maybe I'll read the book:

"von Arnim, Elizabeth. The Enchanted April.
      For indecision and for trusting one's friends.
      Side effects: Falling in love with Italy; a yearning for the South; a heightened sense of justice."
Nina George