Love of books & a wreck of a library

  I just came across this amazing picture of the Holland House, located in London, bombed during World War II. The building was severely destroyed and was never rebuilt to reflect its original grandeur. Such was famine, boredom, and sadness, people kept coming to the library wing anyway, looking for a good read. You can read about Read More…

Shiny Shadow

(A poem by Daniela Caride)   I got this little dog   He is regarded for his spots And ignored for his heritage   Not everyone enjoys a mutt But the ones who do — gentle souls They relish in the opportunity To guess his many breeds   This little dog Asks for very little Read More…

Thoreau’s bicentennial

More wonderful stuff our Society members recommended, folks! This stash refers to our meetings in July and August 2017. It was Thoreau’s bicentennial, so here is a beautiful picture of Walden Pond, so close to us all in Lincoln (geographically and emotionally). FICTION -“The Bostonians” by Henry James (Debbie) – “The Children Act” by Ian McEwan Read More…

Catching up…

Here is what our members recommended on November 18, 2016, plus a poem about war, plus a poem about a wounded stag. FICTION (Young Adult and Adult) -“Raccoon Island: The Encroachment of Man” by Timothy McBride (Judy – written by Judy’s cousin) FICTION -“The Kitchen Boy” by Robert Alexander (Cathy) AUDIO FICTION – “Cranford” by Elizabeth Read More…

Aurora

      “Aurora” A poem by Daniela Caride   Your soft little hand grabs mine We just met You aren’t shy to touch to be   What happened to me? What happened to all of us who don’t? We don’t all of the time   While we both focus our eyes on something else Read More…

November finds

Here is what the group recommended during the November, 2016, meeting. FICTION -“The Sympathizer” by Viet Thang Nguyen (Pat & Jessica). -“Cat’s Claw” a China Bayles Herbal mystery, one of a series by Susan Wittig Albert (Pat & Rodger) [Note: Novel includes recipes at the end – Rodger brought delicious curry and cardamom cookies to Read More…

This poem is not addressed to you

  By Donald Justice   This poem is not addressed to you. You may come into it briefly, But no one will find you here, no one. You will have changed before the poem will.   Even while you sit there, unmovable, You have begun to vanish. And it does not matter. The poem will Read More…

Catching up! October musings

Sorry for the multiple postings today, guys! Catching up on Literary duty after a very busy month. On October 14, 2016, our Literary meeting welcomed E.B. Lande, who just published her first novel. Ellen Beth read the first chapter to us. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed it! FICTION -“Bedtime Stories for Grown-Up Girls” by E.B. Lande (Ellen Read More…

Auguries of Innocence

By William Blake   To see a World in a Grain of Sand And a Heaven in a Wild Flower Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand And Eternity in an hour A Robin Red breast in a Cage Puts all Heaven in a Rage A Dove house filld with Doves & Pigeons Shudders Read More…

September readings

We had a terrific meeting on September 9, 2016. Below is most of the literature we discussed. Thank you, Cathy, for taking the time to put these notes together. We really appreciate being able to check them when we want to look for our next book!     FICTION -“The Man in the High Castle” – novel on Read More…