Thursday, February 25, 2010

Book Signing

I do apologize for the photos, which I took from, but my camera wanted to be snarky this morning and not download a photo I took. Anyway, last week I went to a booksigning at the local Community College. Our local news-anchor on channel 12 in Winston-Salem has written another novel. I was surprised that a few of my friends also attended, none of us knew the others were attending! Mr. Kent gave a good talk on the basics of becoming a writer and was very interesting. I read his first book, "When the Ravens Die" several years ago, when it came out. Yesterday morning, about 4am, I finished reading his latest book "Road to Devotion". It is set in Civil War days, in our local area. I think he did a very good job, and I enjoyed his new book a lot. I have now started a book called "Death by Cashmere" by Sally Goldenbaum, of the Seaside Knitting Mysteries. It is too soon to tell if I'll like this one, but I am hoping! I have been a reader all of my life. I cannot imagine even a day without a book in my hand. I've never had the opportunity or finances to travel, so I buy books. My lovely books have taken me to all the places I can only dream about. I have learned new hobbies with my books, too. I thank God for my parents, who were readers, and that my children are both avid readers (and teachers!). I feel like I have passed something worthwhile down to them!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Yes, I do...

The question is asked, if you are better off now than you were a year ago? I can answer, NO, I am not. Not many people I know can say yes to that, either. God Bless America again.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Snow Days, part three

Somehow, when I wasn't looking, I think North Carolina has become Michigan. (Well, maybe not.) Humph!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Hayao Miyazaki

I am a big fan of Mr. Miyazaki-san's work and also Studio Ghibli. Ever watch Totoro, or Spirited Away? All of Studio Ghibli's films were bought by Disney awhile back, with the promise that they would only add English, true to the Japanese words. I have them all...many of them in Japanese...thanks to my daughter, who lived in Japan for six years! There is a new film coming out next month and I am so excited!! I have just pre-ordered it and can't wait for it to arrive. By the way, the new header above is Totoro waiting for the bus to come. I "borrowed" the photo from a group on It's almost lunchtime...think I'll go fix some Ramen noodles.