Welcome

Welcome to my blog, where I post infrequently about books I'm reading, cool things I've found on the internet, poems I've liked, and other things that catch my attention.

Book
Author
Rosemary Kirstein
Started
Finished

This was a really good book.

I really liked all three of the main characters (although I wished Will had a better understanding of people ... but then, he's young). I liked the world, I liked the idea of steerswomen (although I had a really hard time disencumbering myself of the idea that the whole thing was about woman cowboys in the Old West), I liked the mystery Rowan was trying to solve, and her interactions with the other steerswomen and her friend the baron.

Book
Author
Emma Straub
Started
Finished

I liked this a lot - and was surprised by how much I liked this, especially since I had such a hard time getting started with it.

The book starts with a death, and each time I started it, I just didn't feel up for a book that starts with a death. But the last time I tried, I didn't really have anything else I wanted to read more, so I just kept going.

Poem

I have a real affinity for poems that contrast teachings about God with the experience of God, and for poems about talking with God.

The middle section is just wonderful ...

Art

The Bridge at Grez caught my eye. I liked the looseness of the watercolor style (compared to the impressionistic yet still relatively precise style of some of his oils and watercolors). The longer I looked, the more taken I was with the shadowed undersides of the arches.