Saturday, January 12, 2013

True Blue & Traveling in Time

valentine2b2013 by megan_n_smith_99
valentine2b2013, a photo by megan_n_smith_99 on Flickr.

This is another one of my beaded pantings - True Blue. The canvas is 4x4" and it's listed on Etsy.

It's been a clear and cold day, I hid inside and drew and read. I finished reading Stephen King's 11/22/63 a couple of days ago. It was pretty good but probably could have benefited from a little pruning by an editor. The sex scenes really could have benefited from some more fade-outs and ellipses. They were sort of embarrassing. As if you'd walked in on something you should not have. I'd have rather have had that left up to my imagination -if even that.

But I know a lot of people loved it - I have a few recommendations for you if you liked it and /or would like to read some other quirky books featuring time Travel:

To Say Nothing of the Dog, Doomsday Book, Blackout, and All Clear by Connie Willis

A Tale of Time City by Diana Wynne Jones

Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger


The Anubis Gates by Tim Powers

If you try any of those, let me know what you think! I am reading a book about Queen Victoria and Prince Albert now.


"Had I the heavens' embroidered cloths,
Enwrought with golden and silver light,
The blue and the dim and the dark cloths
Of night and light and the half light,
I would spread the cloths under your feet:
But I, being poor, have only my dreams;
I have spread my dreams under your feet;
Tread softly because you tread on my dreams."
— W.B. Yeats

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