Sunday at the library

Grey, mild, wet day,

perfect for a library visit,

which is what I had decided on,

last night.

Mom read,

The Hunger Games,

this week,


she wanted me to get her,

the second and third parts,

no luck,

every last one of the twelve copies,

were out!

I did find her some,

Scandinavian mysteries,

she likes those,

Swedish writer,

Kjell Erickson,

not too sure,

no longer my cup of tea.

I read too many mysteries,

in the last few years,

I find many of them brilliant,


more than a little thought provoking,


the macabre details of human ugliness,

has gotten to be,

too much for me.

I still enjoy Ian Rankin,

I’ve yet to read his latest Rebus, but, it is patiently waiting on my desk.

Considering what I have,

just ‘said’,

about macabre and human ugliness,

it’s odd that,

I should have become,

fascinated with World War I,

memoirs and novels,


last year’s readings,

Goodbye To All That,


All Quiet On The Western Front,

made me want to know more,

about WW I,

and reading Pat Barker’s Regeneration,

meant I had to read the,

next two parts of that trilogy.

Regeneration is a great novel,

moving, sparse, deep, haunting,

I read it a few months ago,


I still feel it’s effects.

They never seem to have,

The Eye In The Door and The Ghost Road,

when I go to the library,

Well, today,

they did!!!

So I took both out,

I hope I’ll have time to read them,

in the three weeks,

if not there is always,




In keeping with,

the WW I theme,

I also took out,

the first part of Siegfried Sassoon’s,

fictionalised memoirs,

Memoirs Of A Fox Hunting Man.

Sassoon is a ‘real life’,

soldier, poet, pacifist,

he is also,

a character in the Pat Barker series.

A unique kind of a fellow,

he interests me,

I need to know more.

These three books,

fit in well with my resolution,

to read better books,

not just in the broccoli sense,


quality fiction,

that brings you knowledge,


perhaps even,


into the human condition.

I’ll let you know what I think.

Have a good evening,

enjoy the Oscars.

Later girls,


Library visit

It’s going to be a cold one.

The sky is blue but, only five degrees.

The Canadiens lost again last night.

Last night, I went to the Library.

I’m doing some background reading for an idea I have for an article.

One of the books I picked up is, Gender queer: voices from beyond the sexual binary.

I have recently become interested in the transitioning phenomenon,

 and I need more info.

Also I have been reading a blog, the dirt by dirt.

Man , some very angry stuff being said on both sides.

I don’t really like this sides attitude.

The, if you’re not with us you’re against us, school of confrontation.

My position has always been,

 can’t we talk with respect and try to get along.

Really issues, require real thought.

The blog is interesting and makes valid points but,

there is much acidity.

I’m also reading a fabulous book which I should finish, today.

Biting The Apple by Lucy Jane Bledsoe.

My friend, a Toronto writer,

recommended it, she has recommended

many fine books over the last couple of years.

She has impecable taste,

 and has yet, to steer me wrong.

Let you know what I think of  Bitting the Apple, soon.

I also got out of the library,

 a volume containing two novels, by Pat Barker.

Union Street and Blow your House Down.

Many of the British blogs I read, mention Barker,

these sounded right up my alley.

Well, have a good one.

Later girls