It seems like fall has turned into the beginnings of winter and I have resurrected my slippers. And all of our blankets. It feels just like moments ago that I was trying to adjust every fan in the house because it was sweltering out. 

Since the weather has turned I have also took a turn and ended up in the non-fiction section of the library. I don't usually visit the non-fiction section but it looked lonely so I wandered up and down the aisle and found the book Other People's Love Letters edited by Bill Shapiro. The book has 150 love letters inside of various formats - hand written, emails, texts, etc. Some are quite lovely and you soon come to figure out that not all love letters are good, some are very good rejection love letters. 

The time has come again to read another book for my book club! This time we read Village of Small Houses: A Memoir of Sorts by Ian Ferguson. It was about a family living in a small northern Alberta town. It is half fiction and half based on the author's life. 

In a way it was interesting, mostly composed of stories of people trying to get by in the harsh north. In another way I found by the end it was quite depressing and I know real life isn't all roses but the main character ends up separated from almost all the people in his past. 

Here is to more reading and making some good hot chocolate...

The Wakeful Dreamer
10/10/2012 02:04:52

When I read your post it reminded me of a great book about love letters. It's called "The Wednesday Letters" by Jason F. Wright. It inspired me to read it again so I dug it out. Thanks Sarah!


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