September 1972Thirty-five years ago, Havens would have opened his eyes and thought of the day ahead as lacking. The surprise of old age is how comfortable a person can be with an empty day, how companionable it can be. If anything, Havens wants the day to empty itself even more, allow for memories to pay a visit, and should he decide to spend his time doing nothing more than sitting in his recliner and missing her, what's to stop him?
Now, for which book this is from - it's a book that was just published a couple weeks ago: The Last Blue by Isla Morley. I was super-excited to start this one when I read the summary last night. In part: "...What they see will haunt Clay into his old age -- Jubilee Buford, a woman whose skin is a shocking and unmistakable shade of blue." I recognized the...concept? as being a big deal in a book I'd seen mentioned by a few book bloggers - The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek. Sure enough, both books seem to be about the same population - the blue people! I'm still waiting on The Book Woman from the library, but I'm now even more excited to start reading The Last Blue (which I received from the publisher in exchange for my unbiased review).
#Friday56, hosted by Freda's Voice.
Levi hands Jubilee a small wooden box. Something shuffles inside.
Through the slats, she sees two wide eyes and a beak about the size of a pinky fingernail -- a baby owl. "Hi, little guy!"
"I guess flying lessons didn't go too well." Levi is always going on about what a waste of time it is interfering with nature instead of letting it take its course, but half of her patients come from him. This is one is meant as a peace offering.
Book Blogger Hop hosted by Ramblings for a Coffee Addicted Writer, we're asked: "If you own an eBook, would you also purchase a print copy as well?"
Hmm....While I was stubborn about switching to my kindle for reading, now most of my books are Netgalley reviews or library loans (which are all online while the library is closed). I can read in bed or with less-optimal light on my kindle. But it's hard for me to page back through on a kindle to get an excerpt for a review, or just to find something I thought happened to review while I'm reading..
Since reading on my kindle is usually easier (the actual reading, not reviewing or finding excerpts and such), I'm more likely to buy a book I really like as an eBook if I originally read it as a paperback or hard-cover. Make sense?
That being said, I may buy a print copy of a book I really liked on my kindle in order to share it with friends.
So I'm a solid maybe, either way. Hahaha...