Moving in slow motion

Thursday, May 08

I do seem to be in Slow-Mo mode today–in fact, I’ve been that way all week.  Not sick, not especially tired, but just not very energetic, either.  I’m thinking it might be the weather–we get some lovely sunshine now and then, but the sky has been overcast, too, and the barometric pressure is surely low.  Being ultra-sensitive to energy, I feel these things.  🙂  My get-up-and-go got up and meandered off someplace, evidently.
Oh, well.  It’s pretty much all good around here anyhow.
I AM enjoying the Molly MacRea mystery–and THREE SOULS.  That’s one to curl up with, on an overcast afternoon, and get lost in.
Does anyone else have a book they’d like to recommend?
When I spoke of the one-comes-in-one-goes-out rule, I wasn’t including favorite books.  I keep those, too–in fact, I have several different editions of each of Dorothy Dunnett’s wonderful historical novels, as well as the Harry Potter books and Mary Stewart’s Camelot series.  Some books are definitely meant to be re-read, and I’m honored that some of you include mine in your collection of keepers.  🙂 
There are other Total Keepers, too, upon my shelves.  All the books on gemstones and crystals, Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House series, Civil War histories and certain biographies, especially those by David McCullough, such as 1776 and TRUMAN.  I do believe we form life-long bonds with certain books, especially novels.  Who could forget (or give up) Seton’s KATHERINE?  Or LITTLE WOMEN?  Or JANE EYRE?  These books are actual places, it seems to me, landscapes of the imagination where one can take refuge over and over again, and come away with some new insight or shining image every time.
Dorothy Dunnett’s books are so multi-layered that I can read them repeatedly and invariably find something I missed before.  Her scenes are so vivid, her characters so REAL.
What a colorless world this would be, without books.
Without flowers.
Without pets.
And certainly without all of you.
Truly, I am blessed.

About Linda

The daughter of a town marshal, Linda Lael Miller is a #1 New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of more than 100 historical and contemporary novels, most of which reflect her love of the West.

Raised in Northport, Washington, Linda pursued her wanderlust, living in London and Arizona and traveling the world before returning to the state of her birth to settle down on a horse property outside Spokane.

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