I’ll have a table at my church’s block party tomorrow with books and photographs. I registered my business with the state, and have my square register account set up. Will that be cash, check or charge? I’m pretty hyped!!
I am slowly working on my flower photography book. I was encouraged to add some poetry or words of inspiration. I have decided that I liked that idea. There will be a limited amount of poetry included, and will include two from the old-school masters, one from the Bible, one from each of my Psalms books and at least three originals, written just for this project.
Here is one I wrote about tulips. I was intrigued by how the tulip is closed at the beginning of the day, wide open in the afternoon, then closed again in the evening. I took a few liberties with what was going on.
I see you at dawn
Your two lips sealed
Tall, stately, gorgeous
As the sun warms you
Your lips part
They send signals
To the one who will
Help spread your seed
You spend the day
You close your lips
Sorry it’s been so long since I’ve posted a book review. My life has been quite full, and I just didn’t have the time. Today, I am posting two.
The first one is a cute novella. It’s called Take me Away. It’s a romance written by a very prolific Christian author, Suzanne Williams. She was looking for reviewers. I was looking for something relaxing to read: “Win, Win.”
Here’s my review:
I love reading novellas when I am stressed. Although romances are not generally my first choice, they are the perfect thing to relax me on a stressful day. This one did not disappoint. The characters were likable and well-developed. The plot was full of surprises and just enough twists to keep me interested. It was the kind of book I could read in two sittings, which was exactly what I needed. I was given a copy of this book for review purposes.
The other book was Sewing Can Be Dangerous and Other Small Threads. I loved it! It was quite an original concept. The author wrote a collection of short stories based on some very difficult historical events, each one related to sewing. These include the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in New York City (1911) that revolutionized the labor industry, “Kristallnacht” (The Night of Broken Glass in Nazi Germany), American slavery, and many more.
My Goodreads review is below:
I downloaded the Kindle version when it was available for free, then was given a copy of the Audible version for review purposes. I thoroughly enjoyed reading and listening to these wonderful stories. As others have stated, Ms. Mallery is a wonderful storyteller. She does a masterful job of weaving together tales that are historically accurate, yet thrilling. Her characters are great, the pace is fast, the plot well-developed with just enough twists and turns to keep the reader engaged. Great job!
If you are interested in purchasing either book, the Amazon purchase links are below:
I cannot tell you how blessed I felt when I discovered a hummingbird nest in the tree that is easily visible from my second floor balcony. I discovered it two weekends ago, and have been posting updates on my Facebook page. I thought I’d share a few with you today too. At this point, the eggs have not yet hatched. Unfortunately, I’ll be away for the next two weeks, so I may miss the babies in the early stage, but hopefully, I’ll be able to catch them before they are ready to leave the nest.
Here’s just a taste of what I have observed:
The hardest part for me about creating a photo book is knowing when to stop adding photos. That being said, there are many other difficult things too that I hadn’t imagined. I would love your feedback if you have time. I will also post this on my general Facebook page soon.
Here are the questions I have that I would love feedback on:
1. When you “read” a photo book, what information do you expect?
2. I have three ideas about organization, but am having trouble deciding on which to use:
- By Seasons (with a section at the end with tropical flowers)
- By Colors
- Alphabetically by common name
- Something else?
Here is a link to my flower gallery. It’s huge and I think it’s time to stop. If your favorite flower is missing, let me know and I will find one.
Friday, I may share some of the poetry I have written for this book. I’d love your feedback on that as well.