Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Mulling over what I should write about next. I'd like to make it interesting if possible. Or at least lively enough to keep the reader awake. I'm now reading a book about button collectors. On the face of it, you wouldn't think this would be too exciting, but in the hands of a good writer, almost anything can be. The button collectors book is a mystery of course. Prior to that, I read a book about granite quarrying, also a mystery. A very good book, I might add, in spite of the subject. The author told you just enough about the operation and not too much. Too much about digging granite out of the ground would not be good at all. There was a great description of a boat chase up the North Carolina coast in it, so if I had stopped at the mention of granite, I might have missed that. And I do love boats. The title of this book is "Hiding Gladys " by Lee Mims. The button book is "Hot Button" by Kylie Logan. and I've just started it so I can't report on it further. I have quite the collection of old buttons myself as I can never bring myself to throw them out. However, I'm sure none of them are the really old and unusual that I will be reading about, the true "collector" buttons. I'm already starting to get interested as someone has just mentioned a "moonglow" button. What a lovely name. Maybe it is because it brings back the movie "Picnic" and the musical theme, a movie I saw when a teenager.
Posted by Shirley E. Watson at 8:44 PM