Rare Find: Carmen Laforet

Late last year, I adventitiously discovered Carmen Laforet. She was a Catalonian author who was active from 1944 when she wrote Nada (Nothing) until 1996. She wrote of the struggles of young women trying to find their purpose in a post Spanish Civil War era. Mrs. Laforet discovered her voice at a time when women…

Cozy bookish nook

Most people have a favorite spot in their homes that they tend to naturally gravitate towards. This cozy bookish nook is mine. Several hours a day, I work at that desk but what I enjoy most is when I unwittingly take a respite from my hectic day to pick up one of my books. There…

Much unanticipated return!

Not that anyone was sitting around anxiously waiting for my return but…I’m back! Love that GIF! It may be a bit much but it makes this all seem a lot more important than it really is. It has been almost exactly two years since I last posted content on WordPress. I have been distracted, swamped…