Wednesday, January 4, 2023

Wonderful Wordy Wednesday

Happy 2023! May we all read more this year than last. I read exactly 200 books and that was more than enough. I'm not sure I can do more without giving up other things that I do. I have a house and yard to care for, crochet projects and doing stuff away from home too. Plus I want to get back to doing more walking which has sort of died off since the pandemic hit.

So for the books in the picture.

The Shop Cats of China, mostly a picture book of cats taken at various places in China.

Sex and the City and Us, about the development and making of the TV show. 

Squirrel Hill is a book about the neighborhood in Pittsburgh where the shooting took place at the temple. It talks about the shooting but also about the relationship of people and the community.

Putting It Together by James Lapine is the story of bringing together the various people to do the Broadway musical Sunday in the Park with George. The book is not written as a narrative, but a collection of interviews and I found that hard to read. I also realized that while I know about the show, I have never actually seen it.

Bibliophile: Diverse Spines is a book about books. Mainly those written by non-white, non-US or European based authors. A way to expand your horizons. 

The Dressmakers of Auschwitz, true story of women who while confined to Auschwitz, were tasked to use their skills as seamstresses to make clothes for the women of the camp officers and others in the Nazi party. Many of them survived.

Apparently there were Complaints a memoir by Sharon Gless. Her main acting role that most would know was Cagney on Cagney and Lacey. 

The Postmistress of Paris, a novel of the underground and resistance in France during World War II. 

I do most of my reading in the morning and afternoon. So don't usually have to worry about bedtime.

Years go as I was helping in our library for the reading program our library director noticed a mess on the shelves and reshelved the books. Then a patron came wandering back wondering where her books were that she had piled up. I told her the staff had been out to check thing and neaten them up. If she wanted them, she should have taken them with her. The library even has small shopping baskets for people to use if they can't carry them all. 

Happy Reading!


  1. For me, it's Sweetie.
    She lets me know when she believes it's time for me to turn out the lights to sleep.
    Usually, I ignore her first two or three tries, but I'll hang it up when she gets really perturbed.

  2. Mark's Mews, TBT here: I'm not as much a reader as I used to be. But I used to read a lot! Still 200 is amazing, I never did that.

    Love the "reading" coin.

    And the librarian trap cartoon seems almost like a Far Side one!

  3. So impressed with your 200 books! I'm still just trying to get 1 read within this month.... I am inspired though by you though :-)

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    we hope ewe N mum iz happee N healthee N doin grate ❤️❤️


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