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Tuesday, April 6, 2010

My Easter weekend was full of bitter winds, cloudy skys and snowflakes so when i wasn't in blogland absorbing as much sunshine, green grass and lovely pastel eggs from your blogs as i possibly could through my computer screen, i was curled up on the couch stitching postcards. which means that i now have two more cards done that i will be adding to my giveaway bundle.
i promise: they will get finished within a couple of weeks and i'm going to be out of town in a few days picking up a few extra goodies to go in the package. my goal is to have it ready to mail by the third week in April . . . so there really is going to be a give-away and i'm not just being a tease. well, at least not on purpose.

i mentioned in my last post that i was reading "The Road" and have since finished it.
i don't know whether this book has shattered me or healed me . . . maybe both.
Cormac McCarthy is a magician with words and this book reads like (very dark) poetry. i couldn't put it down despite feeling that it was relentlessly hopeless and terrifying.
after lots of thought and a re-read of some parts of it, i have decided that this is a book that took me so far into a pit of darkness that once there, the only light i could clearly perceive, was that children are indeed our only real "carriers of the fire". this is true within his pages and it is true in our own realities.
thank god our own reality is not (yet) so dim.
i would be interested in seeing/hearing anyone elses take on this book and am wondering if i dare read any more of Cormac McCarthy . . . somehow i feel dared NOT to.


  1. Again, I like the heart postcard with embroidery - the key's a nice touch too, Libby.

    Cormac McCarthy is not a writer I'm familiar with and 'The Road' sounds a touch heavy for my taste! I'm reading 'A Recipe for Bees' (1999) by Canadian author Gail Anderson-Dargatz at the moment. The story starts in a farming community in British Columbia in the early 1950s and is an unusual and enjoyable read. She's not a writer I've come across before.

    Good luck with the remaining postcards. Bye for now, Lesley

  2. Your postcards are amazing. They are beautiful to behold!

  3. I have read several of McCarthy's books including "The Road"...I really enjoy them; no, enjoy is the wrong word. I am, like you spellbound by them. He has a way of drawing you in...I liked his "All the Pretty Horses" trilogy very much...again very dark, but with a touch of humor and the ultimate perserverance of the will...very strong characters. I am usually appreciative of writing that has depth to it, be it dark or light. And I love the development of characters whom I feel I would like to meet. I also like really well written historical fiction and some mysteries. I have been known to read a certain amount of SciFi, too!!! On another subject in a way, but have you read "The Kite Runner"? I am blank right now as for others I have read, but would you like to hear of some other titles I have read and like? I would like to hear of other books you have read. Reading is one of the most important activities to me...that and being creative!!


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