Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Recommended by Jane

I used to knit. In fact, this blog was originally called "The Knitting Yogini". Way back then, (ok, last year) I was on a quest to find all blogs knitting. It was during this time I ran across a blog authored by Jane Brocket called Yarnstorm. I fell in love! She is not only a knitter, but a baker, a reader, a traveler, a (book) writer, and she takes spectacular pictures. (The first time I ran across her blog I saw a picture she had posted with flowers and her painted toes. "I take pictures like that," I exclaimed. Wow - soul sisters!) She is pure inspiration for me. (The only difference is that I do yoga, and as far as I can tell, she does not. I am willing to overlook this based on EVERYTHING ELSE.)

The latest inspiration came from her mention of a book she was reading on the train headed to a meeting in London. I immediately put it on hold at the library and picked it up this afternoon - 84, Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff.

It is a series of letters written over a twenty-year period between an American writer (Helene Hanff) and a British bookseller. Loved it, of course. It was the perfect afternoon read (short, ~ 100 pages). In the sun, on a lawn chair in the back yard. I laughed and cried and then wished that I had not read it so fast! Now I must purchase a copy for myself.

Read it then let me know if you like it as much as I did :-)


sas said...

Mine. Want it! -- and I want to visit the blog too! I will get this for our family vacation, so I too can bask in sun, read, laugh and cry. Library, here I come.

Kristine said...

Ah yes, I discovered 84 Charing Cross Road in movie form with Anthony Hopkins and Anne Bancroft. Loved it! Then later I found the book on which it was based (which you reference) at a library book sale. Such a lovely story.

BTW, I am enjoying your blog.