Every morning, every night,
that little breath of quiet,
that perfect pause in the shuffle of sounds
restores the peace and balances the day.
It popped into my head that I could write a whole blog post about Gilmore Girls and then I couldn't get it OUT of my head and thought why the heck am I NOT writing a blog post about Gilmore Girls? I claim to love stories so much, but rarely give myself the opportunity to write about them the way I want to.
So... Let's talk Gilmore Girls.
The other day I was thinking about how I haven't shared any books on the blog recently. And that's because the books I've been reading have all been non-fiction about health or business. And that's no fun to talk about in the Storytime Series! So I thought I'd share my recent TV obsession. It's an oldie but a goodie... and a rare show that Erik and I can enjoy together! Buffy the Vampire Slayer!
I've always thought about writing this post but never really believed I could do it. I've read too many books to narrow it down and I know that writing a list is just opening myself up to missing something great. But, I figured it might be a fun exercise to wrack my brain for some of the greats I've read over the years. And maybe it will inspire you to read something new! Honestly, since Christmas I've been reading a lot of informational books on health and puppy training, so thinking back on some of my favorite stories is inspiring to me too ;)
Last night, we had a big group of photographers over for Christmas cookies, cider, and punch. Merry times were had by all, but when everyone left, Erik passed out of exhaustion, and the kitchen was semi-clean again, I was left sugar-high and unable to sleep. I did what I've done since childhood when I can't sleep, which is to replay my favorite stories in my head, to move my favorite characters into new storylines, to imagine it all playing out differently and then imagining it playing out exactly as it already had.
I know, it's been forever since I've done any book reviews! There are a few reasons for that, one being that I reread the entire Outlander series and if you've seen those books, well that's reason enough. But the other reason is this book. After Outlander, I decided I'd read The Goldfinch. Donna Tartt wrote The Secret History, which I loved and wrote about, so I figured I'd love The Goldfinch too since I'd been hearing so much more about it than I ever did about The Secret History. AND it won the Pulitzer Prize!
Honestly, I was a little disappointed... but, only a little. Let me explain.