"If you hear a voice within you say, 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced." --Vincent van Gogh

Monday, April 28, 2008

April's Read

My blog is suffering from neglect, I know. It has been a very busy month. On top of everything, my computer is having issues again and has been very unreliable. Ah well. I spend too much time on it anyway.

So I did manage to read a book this month - Marley & Me by John Grogan - and it was a wonderful book. It's non-fiction, an account of the author's life with an overzealous 100 lb lab. Marley's puppy antics made me laugh out loud because I could see Rosi's behavior echoed in the words. Thank heavens Rosi is not as exhuberant as Marley was! But of course the book covers Marley's life - and so the end was very sad, as we all wish our pets could be with us so much longer than they are. But in spite of the inevitable, I found the book full of hope and love, and I would definitely recommend it.

As soon as I get the computer working decently, I'll have more artwork to share with you!


Sue said...

Hi Michley!

I loved Marley and me. The author has another book out - a compilation of his articles for the Philly Inquirer. I've heard mixed reviews about it. I will read it someday....

Karen said...

I haven't been doing much with my blog lately either as it's been a case of Spring is here time to prepare the gardens so the craft work has been put aside. I've noticed that most of the blogs I visit are in the same boat so to speak so it must be that time of year. Maybe things will pick up in the fall in blog land.

morningDove said...

i will have to see if the library has the book, just reading what you wrote made me sad to think of one loving pet we put down after 13 years. They are so much a part of the family.