Bibli-olio

I thought I was coining a new word, but not (I just Googled it and it already exists). Still, I’m liking the combination of the more familiar “biblio” with the crosswordese “olio” …

And so, today, a miscellaneous mixture of books, beginning with a new library book that may end up as a purchase …

And notice the new-to-me DMC Coloris threads found at Michael’s, that perfectly match one of the author’s opening statements that we need more bright colors in our lives (Cursillo friends will surely be taken with the similarity to “De Colores”).

If needed, proof positive that colors elicit joy can be found in Judy Martin’s latest post: https://judys-journal.blogspot.com/2019/03/isla-mujeres.html

There’s also this sweet little book …

which led me to a great linen source (Gray Line Linen). The author also has a blog, Miniature Rhino, which has been added to the Kindred Spirits list on my old blog. The book is nicely designed and such a simple pleasure to look at …

Two other books entered our home as the result of local lectures we attended …

The first got a great write-up in the Austin American Statesman and will surely be a big hit with South by Southwest attendees this month.

The second is a retrospective of local artist Randall Reid’s assemblage art. He gave a great talking tour of his recent exhibit at the Davis Gallery in Austin and the book naturally came home with us …

Last, but not least, I’m very much looking forward to adding an upcoming release to my bookshelf …

Author Anna Quindlen has captured so much of our shared cohort’s lives in print, so it’s no surprise that she’s at it again, just in time for (grand)Mother’s Day …