Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Back and Hopefully Better!

I stopped blogging here in January  because I felt I didn't have anything to say and also because I was going through a rough patch in life as we all do. I felt that  i needed to step back and regroup and reorder my priorities . I think that is something we all need to do at times.
I have missed this place a lot and the connection I have found with the individuals I have met through blogging.

In this period of regrouping I have decided that this blog will be primarily a book review blog with occasional posts on the other things I love in life travel, food, crafts and diy.

Why books you ask? My love for them has been a constant in my life. I started by reading the encyclopedia as a 5 year old and then each week when we went to the laundromat on Saturday I got to go to library where in the one room library in the city hall of the tiny town I grew up in I found my  love of books. This love of books has carried me through the hard times of my life. I fell in love with Laura Ingalls Wilder, Misty of Chincoteague, and Nancy Drew as a child which led to a lifelong love of mysteries and fiction  and at 12 years of age I found Agatha Christie which was my first foray into adult literature. This love of books has been my magic carpet to travel the world from my hillbilly beginnings. I have been lucky to have visited many of the places in the US that I have read about.

This leads me to Hemingway's Girl. I truly loved this book. It is historical fiction that gives you a glimpse into the life of Papa Hemingway and the life of Key West after WWI. I was immersed in this era while reading this book and could almost smell the salt air and feel the warm breezes.Mrs. Robuck has a way with the written word of evoking time and place so well that I eagerly await her next book. This book was as good as Moloka'i and Honolulu to me and   that is high praise coming from me as they were two of my favorite books.

Lastly I want to say how much my heart hurts for those of the East Coast my thoughts and prayers are with all of you dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.


Annie said...

Welcome back, Yolanda. Very happy you have come out through the other side of a dark time. I too love books and will enjoy reading your reviews. Hemingway's Girl sounds intriguing.

Literary Feline said...

I will have to look for Hemingway's Girl. It sounds interesting. And since you say it's as good as Moloka'i, well, that means it must really be good! I loved that book.

It's good to see you blogging again!

Anna said...

Welcome back! I hope you're doing much better now. :)

Anita said...

That sounds like an interesting book. The books that you mentioned from your childhood were the same ones I loved as a girl. I look forward to reading your book reviews.
I hope things are better for you.

DeniseinVA said...

Reading got me through some difficult times in my life. Thanks for stopping by my blog, it's been lovely visiting here. I too think of all the people having to deal with so much devastation after the hurricane. It was shocking to see how much when I turned on the news.

Paula said...

You and I are kindred souls, loving the same books that secured our book loving spirits as children. Funny that I have been a very sparse blogger this past year as well and just tonight told my husband that I was going to give a good try to posting more often again and visiting my blogging friends that I miss. <3