Posts Tagged ‘reading’

“A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading.”

William Styron

Calling all readers!

It’s been a long time since I’ve done a post featuring some of the fabulous reading spots Belcastro Agency shares on Facebook, so it’s time. 

Which of these spots is your spot?

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Truth be told, my thoughts turn to books  every day.  But reading is even more enjoyable if you have an amazing place in which to read!   (If you choose, you could write in any of these spots as well.)

Belcastro Agency regularly posts pictures of unusual and exotic places to read and Monday is the prefect day to pick the reading spot that’s just right for you for the rest of the week.  Or try a different one each day.  Which is your favorite? (more…)

Before there were dogs, there were horses.  Not in the order of animals in creation but the order of animal loves in my life. (more…)

One of the joys of my life is perusing the “new books” shelves at the library and unexpectedly coming across the latest book by an author I love.  Sometime I get on the waiting list for a book I know is coming out, but it’s more fun when I don’t know there’s a new one out and suddenly, there it is…right in front of my eyes and within easy snatching reach of my hand!  That brings a huge smile to my face. (more…)

“You’ve got a real attitude” is not generally considered to be a compliment. But you can have an attitude if you want…a good one (or at least, a better one than you woke up with.) It’s easier than you think.  (more…)

The original farm

There’s something about land, something that feels not just elemental but, if you’ll pardon the unintended pun, grounded. (more…)

Do you remember the Cold War or do you think the Cold War is what a grocery store wages against you when you come near the frozen food section?  Do you like to read books that are located in places you’d love to visit? Do you believe all Nazis disappeared after World War II ended?  Do you enjoy espionage books with lots of action, cool gadgets, a bit of romance?  Do you think that if you ever really met James Bond, you’d find him insufferable? (more…)


Our younger daughter and I spend a few days in Edinburgh, Scotland some years back, one of the stops on a short trip to London and a few other places in England, Wales and Scotland, followed by a trip to visit one of my sisters-in-law in Provence, a few more days in London and then home. (Yes, it was lovely.) (more…)

“And I love the library better than any other room in the house. I love the smell and feel of it and the throng of happy ghosts who I like to imagine are with me here. It always surprises me that they don’t step visibly from the books they wrote. When I take only one book from the shelves, the whole lot of them seem to me to be tinglingly alive, not only the man who walks beside me as I carry his book to my chair. Craftsmen are deeply united, I think, and rejoice in each other’s artifacts from one generation to another.” The Scent of Water, Elizabeth Goudge