10.18.2012

autumn sky

Nature does nothing uselessly.
~Aristotle

With Autumn in full swing and several projects happening at home, it's been a whirlwind time. I'm always so glad to stop in here and say hello. The banned book that I read this month was a well-loved one that I'm sure so many of you are familiar with: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. It's not terribly often that I repeat reading a book, but when I do it's like visiting a dear friend. Out of curiosity, what book do you read over and over?

Song of the Day = Pyrakantha by Balmorhea

camera: pentax k1000

18 comments:

  1. Gorgeous shot! And how beautifully you describe it - going back to an old favourite indeed feels like visiting a dear friend. For me, it would be Austen's 'Persuasion'; I can read it anytime!

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  2. i love this shot! b+w is so darn emotion-filled for me... :)

    my book that i read over + over is actually the bell jar, by sylvia plath. she was such a great artist of words!

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  3. i also like what you say about re-reading a book. though i could never articulate it so beautifully :)

    mine would be PoemCrazy by Susan Wooldridge. Her writing has always gets my mind firing off in crazy and fun directions.

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  4. To kill a mockingbird - that's actually a good book to read it several times. I read it in English (hard for me) and to German. It's terrific. Great literature.
    I have often read: Snow Falling on Cedars - a quiet and brilliant book. Do you know it?

    Love your picture!

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  5. Suman: Persuasion is such a lovely choice. I find it to be a very comforting sort of book.

    in dreams: Silvia definitely has a way with words. Nice choice!

    leonie wise: This is a new book to me. I'm going to look it up for sure, thank you!

    Kristin: I do indeed know Snow Falling on Cedars. There is a lot of beauty and depth to that story.

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  6. I have so many books on my to read list I have never found the time to re-read a book. Though I would love to re-read a few some day..

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  7. that is one of my favorite books of all time. i have not read it in a while though. love anything by jane austen, too. hope your fall is treating you well.

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  8. lately I've been reading and rereading "Come to me", short stories by Amy Bloom,

    love your choice of song of the day, sooo beautiful!!!


    as always your photograph and a quote are perfect :)

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  9. That's the only book I've ever read several times... such a good one.

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  10. i've read the bell jar three times, it doesn't get old for me. then the works of a few finnish authors like sofi oksanen and riikka pulkkinen are ones i keep coming back to lately. coming back to books is such a wonderful thing!

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  11. Love this sky. There is something about the sky in transition seasons.
    I judge a good book by being able to read it over and over (teacher's curse I suppose, even though I am a relative newbie!) but I always re-read Wuthering Heights, I have loved it since I was 13 and it has meant different things to me in different years :)

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  12. Beautiful pic!! I do not read books over again but I can recommend you the last one I read, the portrait of dorian gray. I really liked it :)

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  13. Repeat reading is fairly new to me, something I've started doing over the last few of years. I just recently read Michael Ondaatje's Running in the family, again. I did the same with Divisadero. I've read Housekeeping twice, and The Bell Jar. The Summer Book and To the Lighthouse, too.

    Happy autumn!

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  14. For me, it's an author that I keep coming back to, not necessarily a specific book (although I do that, too). All-time favorite: George MacDonald, especially his fairy tales. Current (and long-time) obsession: Elizabeth Goudge. Her Green Dolphin Street is unforgettable, and I am adding to my collection via second-hand shops. Young adult favorite: Madeline L'Engle's time travel stories.

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  15. autumnal nostalgia - love it!

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  16. Oh, I love that book. I really must track down a copy so that I can read it again! I love to read Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier over and over again.... can't get enough of that beautiful English countryside!
    Ronnie xo

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