Shelfie Sunday Part 2

Shelfie Sunday - my corner of heaven. Built by my amazing husband (go check out @whiteknight_designs Instagram for his amazing woodwork), and stuffed with my treasures. What's on your shelf?  #shelfie #shelfiesunday #bookshelf #bookshelves #bookshelfdecor #colour #colorful #color #colourful #book #books #booksbooksandmorebooks #bookstagrammer #bookstagram #booklove #bookcover #bookclubofinstagram #read #readallthebooks #readersofinstagram #reader #reading #readingnook #readinginbed #kalidesautelsreads 

The Dinner – Herman Koch (English Translation 2012)

❤️❤️❤️❤️ The Dinner by Dutch author Herman Koch is an intricate dark tale about two brothers and their families and the event that will undo them. Paul Lohman is a former teacher, his brother Serge is a famous politician, and they each have sons that have committed a crime, and they meet for dinner to … Continue reading The Dinner – Herman Koch (English Translation 2012)

Whimsy – Mary Oliver Quote

"You must not ever stop being whimsical. And you must not, ever, give anyone else responsibility for your life." - Mary Oliver: Upstream (2016)#maryoliver #upstream #poetry #poet #poetess #whimsical #whimsy #youareinchargeofyourownlife #youareinchargeofyourownhappiness #travelupstream #happiness #nature #nurtureyoursoul #readersofinstagram #reading #read #book #bibliophile #books #booklist #booklove #quotes #quotestoliveby #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #kalidesautelsreads 

I Don’t Want To Talk: An Introvert’s Musings on Vocalizing 

Do I want to talk? No, not really. Do I have things to say? Yes, of course.  I do not like out loud. I do not enjoy, nor have I ever enjoyed, talking on the phone. Sometimes, I will talk to my mom for an hour on the phone, and sometimes the idea of forcing … Continue reading I Don’t Want To Talk: An Introvert’s Musings on Vocalizing 

“We Can’t Win Against Obsession…” Douglas Adams

"We can't win against obsession. They care, we don't. They win." ~ Ford Prefect - Douglas Adams: Life, The Universe, Everything (1982)  Douglas Adams' writing is funny because it just is, and it is also funny because satire is always funny. (How's that for and Adamsian sentence?) The ability to point out societal flaws and … Continue reading “We Can’t Win Against Obsession…” Douglas Adams

Library Love

I am trying something radical - only taking out the number of books I can read in the time I am allotted. This week, it is Mary Oliver's Upstream, Margaret Atwood's Negotiating With The Dead: The Writer on Writing and Zoe Fishman's Inheriting Edith. #maryoliver #upstream #inheritingedith #zoefisher #negotiatingwiththedead #margaretatwood #novel #essayist #essays #writing #read #library … Continue reading Library Love

Amsterdam – Ian McEwan (1998)

❤️❤️❤️ Ian McEwan Booker Prize winning novella Amsterdam is a dark comedy about two men, Clive - a successful composer, and Vernon - the editor of a newspaper, good friends who met through their love affairs with a woman. Opening with her funeral, we see the friend's undoing themselves in their quest for success. Each … Continue reading Amsterdam – Ian McEwan (1998)

When You Are Engulfed In Flames – David Sedaris (2008)

❤️❤️❤️ When You Are Engulfed In Flames was my very first foray into David Sedaris' hilarious and vicious essays. Sedaris writes of his husband and his family, in sarcasm so caustic it is amazing that his family still speaks to him. I thoroughly enjoyed Sedaris' take on life, his dripping cynicism causing more than several … Continue reading When You Are Engulfed In Flames – David Sedaris (2008)

Friendship

"What did he...really derive from this friendship? He had given, but what had he ever received? What bound them? ... there were the accumulated years and the habits of friendship, but there was really nothing at its centre..." ~ Ian McEwan - Amsterdam (1998) When a person who is a people pleaser begins to resent … Continue reading Friendship

Saturday Morning 

My favourite way to start the weekend - a cup of coffee and a book. I'm so excited to dive into this galley proof of Julie Cohen's After the Fall! #juliecohen #afterthefall #galley #galleyproof #advancecopy #coffee #chip #disney #saturdaymorning #coffeecoffeecoffee #bibliophile #booksbooksandmorebooks #bookstagrammer #book #bookstagram #booknerd #booklove #booklist #disneylove #disnerd #read #reader #reading #kalidesautelsreads