Friday, June 25, 2010

Self portrait and a good book

I must say that my journaling got a bit distracted by a book. I've been lost in books this summer, it has always been a good distraction for me. I learned to read at an early age and found the escape of books a great way to spend my time. I've learned to judge my mood by my ability to read knowing I feel good when I can and that I am on the road to troubled times when a book can not hold my interest. My bedside table is piled high with recommendations from friends, newspapers, blogs ect. ect. I have no particular interest although I do love a good mystery. Yesterday I went to a used bookstore and spent my pedicure money on books!! I bought "Blindness" the Noble prize winning novel by Jose Saramago, he died just a few days ago and someone at work recommended the novel to me. I hope those of you who read are enjoying a good book.


  1. A good book is like a friend - we can return to it again and again. Enjoy your books, Lorrie!

  2. I love, love, LOVE books! And to get lost in a good book is one of the most wonderful luxuries I know! Enjoy!! Much love, Silke

  3. just got back from work and was checking email and thinking about you and Lily...

    my house is wall to wall books too...

    lorrie..the second picture with the yellow vase..see the books laying on their side.

    the second book looks like one i have called "Witches Brew". I can't see the title...but the book looks just like one i have...actually...julie gave me the book :-)

    you're in my thoughts....


  4. oh yes...i am a reader...and i've always got a book or two on the go! ever since I can remember learning to read, i've just been in love with it! eheheee....

    i loved your post....and it's a great selfportrait!

    thanks for coming by to see me!
    ciao bella
    creative carmelina

  5. Thanks so much for your comments on my last post... Yes, this too shall pass... but in the mean time, I think I deserve a good rest....

  6. There is no better escape then into another world. I love a good book.

  7. books are just wonderful friends...

  8. another lifelong reader here...and thinking about you and lily as julie asked...