Breakfast and Books

We’re off early this morning to have breakfast with Jon’s editor, Rosemary.

We have three books to bring to her, Priestdaddy, by Patricia Lockwood, Your Duck is My Duck, by Deborah Eisenberg and Fruit of the Drunken Tree by Ingrid Rojas Contreras.

Three very different books, all very well written with thoughtful and engaging stories.  (Eisenberg’s are short stories).

Every since I’ve known Jon he’s been buying me books.  It’s one of the things I don’t complain about that he buys me.  It’s just another way that shows how well he knows me, knowing what  I like to read.  He almost always gets it right. But if a book is unreadable to me, I usually find someone to give it to or put it in our Little Free Library.

After reading books I almost always give them away.  I only have kept a few.  Biographys mostly, of people I  have come to love through reading their books or  about them. Three come to mind, Shirley Jackson, Alexander Von Humbolt and Oliver Sacks.  

Okay, off to feed the animals, then ourselves…..

8 thoughts on “Breakfast and Books

    1. I just had to fill it up again. It got low on books and I hardly noticed. But there is a nice exchange of books too. Many titles we didn’t put in it.

  1. I’m gonna try Fruit of the drunken tree. The title intrigued me, and a plot synopsis & some reviews convinced me to give it a try.

    Thanks for posting it on your list.

    1. It’s a wonderfully written book Ardene. And gives a real feel for the time and place. I still get visuals from the story in my mind when I think of it.

  2. LOVE Oliver Sacks, what a unique and amazing individual. I miss hearing him on the radio 🙁

    Recently they replayed one of his last interviews on public radio and it was such a treat to hear

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