Worth Reading this Spring
I've been trying to channel spring for a while now without any success, so I bring spring to me. Hyacinths are sometimes eaten by my darling roommate (mabel the cat), but I try anyway. These lovely white flowers were too hard to resist at Whole Foods. I should try to remember not only to avoid the supermarket when hungry, but also when in a superfluous flower-buying mood.
A few good books I am currently reading. I am usually reading at least one book at a time. I go back and forth between the type of story I am interested in that day.
The first one has been sitting on my shelf for almost a year, the Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert and another I received for Christmas last year, Murder in the South of France by Susan Kiernan-Lewis. Both are wonderful reads and so very different. Don't let the cheesy title of book number two sway you, its not as cheesy as it sounds. And book one sounds dreary or boring, but in Elizabeth Gilbert's wonderful way she tells stories about people and fascinating places. You can't go wrong with either if you need to be transported to the South of France or on a botany journey around the world.
I am looking forward to starting book three, The Darling Ladies of Lowell by Kate Alcott. She authored the The Dressmaker, which you might have seen in the past year, about a Titanic survivor, and one of the next on my "to read list".
I feel that as a New Englander, especially Rhode Islander living in a factory loft, that I should know more about the textile factory world, step one, a great novel to get the rich history feel started. I don't actually live in a textile factory loft, but Rhode Island was the birthplace of the textile factory industry and it's just a mile up the road at Slater Mill.
Happy Almost Spring and Happy Reading Y'all!