I’m trying something new.
Once or twice a month I’ll share newsy items, links to some of my favorite blogs about books, writing, and creativity, and whatever else strikes my fancy that I think you might like.
Here is what’s caught my eye lately:
- A short, beautiful video, “Lessons from Flowers,” that is a narrative about death and loss. Larisa Minerva at Wildest Blue says we could stand to change our attitudes about death. My next post will feature a new memoir about death and dying.
- Lonesome Reader’s review of Kate Atkinson’s A God in Ruins. I’ve read and written about her novel Life After Life, and hadn’t planned to read her newest which features another character in Life After Life. What more could be said about this mesmerizing World War II story? But Lonesome Reader convinced me otherwise.
- If you write, here are wise words about the permission to succeed from Poor Man’s Feast.
- Coming April 12: 67 Shots: Kent State and the End of American Innocence by Howard Means. I can’t wait to get my hands on this book. I grew up near Kent State and the infamous day of May 4 has a small part in the memoir I’m writing.
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I love this idea, Val. I look forward to reading more posts. Thank you. 🙂
p.s. There is a lovely Japanese film, Departures, about death and dying and flowers and it is really quite special. You may enjoy it. Americans tend to have such a creepy view of death, in my opinion, and this was one of such gentleness, beauty, and sustaining one another.
I will keep Departures in mind, it sounds lovely. Yes, we do have a very skewed and unhealthy view of death, as I especially discovered with my brother. We’ve a long way to go.
What a wonderful idea for future posts! I love seeing what you’ve gleaned and share with the rest of us.
Thank you. It’s hard to choose, there is so much great stuff to share.
Don’t think I have heard of Kate Atkinson. Her books sound interesting.
She’s fabulous. And even though I haven’t read A God in Ruins yet, I think you might like that one in particular.