Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Lady of Leisure

That's me...
Finished my THIRD book this month!
It was a good one.  I rolled through it in less than a week.
I especially enjoyed reading the LARGE PRINT edition.
No glasses required!
I seem to be accidentally (?) gravitating towards books about independent women.
Wonder what that says about me?
Big Stone Gap is a small town in the mountains of Virgina, with the story set in the 1970s.  I love the characters.  (They are characters.)  Take Iva Lou Wade--The Bookmobile driver and librarian.  The introductory description reads as follows: "If you painted her, she'd be sitting on a pink cloud with gold-leaf edges, showing a lot of leg."  You'll enjoy getting to know Nan, Fleeta and Pearl as well.  I love being able to cheer for the underdog and laugh at the quirkiness of small town life.  A favorite preacher in town passes away during the course of the book and arranges for everyone to have an afternoon of bowling, so they can "Listen to one another, laugh, and see the great glory of God in each other.  It is there, my friends, believe me.  Sometimes we just don't have the eyes to see it.  Have a set on me."
The author gives me the urge to travel a bit--just a bit, and then to come back and settle on my own front porch and enjoy what's good about my own little town.  I liked it!


Jo Jo said...

I'm getting behind!

Science Teacher Mommy said...

It couldn't possibly be that YOU are an independent woman?

Becky said...

Just think how much reading you can do when your kids are ALL in school. Crazy! Welcome to a new phase in your life.

shirlgirl said...

Guess that's why we haven't seen any blogs since the 20th! You've been busy reading.