Bookish Notes - Two hanky reads


Saatchi Art Artist Georgiana Chitac "ABSENCE

Looks like we are in for another heat wave.  I finished The Little Paris Bookshop which was so very good and also a two hankie read. Sniff sniff.  One of those books that's so full of  emotion and epiphanies,  and bookish advice, I'll have to read again.   It wasn't maudlin or dark. Yes, parts were sad, but full of hope as the characters worked through stages of love and loss and grief.   

"What task do the departed want us to do?"

"To carry them within us-that is our task. We carry them all inside us, all our dead and shattered loves.  Only they make us whole. If we begin to forget or cast aside those we've lost, then..then we are no longer present either.  All the love, all the dead, all the people we've known. They are the rivers that feed our sea of souls. If we refuse to remember them, that sea will dry up too."

Went on to read Karen Hawkins 2nd book in her Dove Pond series, A Cup of Silver Linings, which was another two hankie read. I inadvertently seemed to have a theme going on here.  A story about grief, love, family, and acceptance with the loss of one young character's mother and another character's betrayal by her sister.  

I balanced it out with a rewatch of Mamma Mia, one of my favorite movies given that I grew up on ABBA music constantly running in the background in our house. 

On to the Wheel of Time! 

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