A good Sunday to you all. This week has brought weather that really feels like we are heading towards winter, rainy and cool with dark grey skies. There have also been brief periods of sun, with light that is just glorious, the mountains to the west dusted with snow. I feel blessed, living in such a beautiful place.
This week marks the second anniversary of Page247. I have learned so much from all of you, about books, about reading and about kindness and friendship. This community, at least the part I am familiar with, is overflowing with respect for individual ideas and lifestyles. It is capable of having deep, sometimes contentious, discussions without falling into the trap of nasty comments and “flame wars”. Bloggers are able to band together and push for change. It is not about how much we all read or write, or about how many “followers” we have. It is about sharing our love of reading and literacy in whatever way we have the time and energy for. It is about visiting blogs and leaving comments whenever we can, even if it is just to say “Hi”. Thank you all for being out there and putting your time and care into your blogs. Thank you for sharing books with all of us. I am honored to be a part of it.
As for books and blogging this week, I have signed up for the Book Bloggers Holiday Swap. If you are interested, today is the final day to join in. Between house-cleaning and laundry I hope to have brief review of The Sound of Waves finished by this evening. I managed to snag a copy of Monsters of Men at the library yesterday. I know if I start reading it I will not get anything else done so I will hold off as long as I can. What are your reading plans for today?