But still, I have a couple to share so, I will!
Friday February 15, 2013_in the morning
First Photo: Liz, Cindy & Barbara with Ling-Ling at Barbara's new house, which is just a couple of blocks away from mine.
Second Photo: Me, Cindy & Barbara with Ling-Ling being all cute again. This is not the same Barbara who I have lunch with regularly. This Barbara, along with Liz, are the mom's of kids who went to school with Lauren and Jimmy, Cindy's son. They do coffee together a couple of times a week and now and then, I join them. Behind us is what is called a 'holding pond', which means that Barbara actually has a real view out her back sliding glass widow. Who knew such things existed and only like a couple of blacks away!!?!
Also, Friday February 15, 2013_in the afternoon
When Cindy and I go to Santa Cruz to pick up the kids, she takes Goldie along for a 'ridzee!!!' On the way over, she stopped for gas,While waiting, I got bored so, I took photos of Goldie, she in the backseat and me in the front. I liked this one the best.
Thursday February 28, 2013_Books and a Great Courses
The Essential Ellison edited by Terry Dowling_Harlan Ellison is one of my favorite sf writers and this book is an anthology of many of his short stories, grouped chronologically and by type, and his critical writings. Thoroughly enjoyable reading and even if his overarching view of society is somewhat pessimistic, he still tries to provide some heart in most of his stories.
The Art of Reading is just about that, a course about how to read with more awareness as to structure and themes, style and narration etc. I've watched this before and will again.
The Imperfectionists by Tom Rachman, the bookclub's read, is about the trials and tribulations of an international newspaper based in Rome, written by a first time author who actually works for one. The chapters bounce between the current employees POV's, and the history of the paper, from its inception to the present, a structure that kept me very involved.
The Guide to Writing Fantasy and Science Fiction by Philip Athans is because I have this idea so, I'm investigating. I rarely mark up a book, but with this one, I underlined tons of tips and used blank pages to keep notes of my own. I had soooo much fun reading this book.
Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky is one of three books I started when much younger that I was unable to finish. Now I have. This translation by Pevear & Volokhonsky was recommended by a friend's son as the one being used in his highschool senior English class and, as far as I can tell, it's very well done. I'm glad I took the time to again attempt, and this time finish, this book.