It’s been a big weekend chez Musings: yesterday was my birthday! And not just any birthday, mind you, but one of those milestones. You know, the kind that ends in zero. I had a wonderful day with my family, including dinner in our favorite restaurant. My husband made a grandfather clock for me; a magnificent piece that marks the passing of time with such beautiful chimes. No photos as it still needs some finishing touches, but trust me, it’s very special.
On the bookish front, I received the first three Persephone Books: William: An Englishman, Mariana, and Someone at a Distance. Each volume looks so unassuming, with its classic gray cover. But inside, each book is adorned with gorgeous endpaper and a matching bookmark. Feast your eyes:
And of course I can’t wait to discover the great literature within these pretty covers. I also received a Barnes & Noble gift card from a friend, and it’s burning a hole in my pocket! I have plenty of books on my wish list, the challenge is deciding which one(s) are worthy at this time!
As much as I delighted in my birthday cornucopia, it also brought on that bookish panic that seizes me now and then: when will I ever find time to read all these books? I keep reading, and I keep acquiring books, and I keep coming across more books I want to read. My rational mind knows I can’t read them all, and that I need to be selective in my acquisitions. My irrational mind wants to stop time and catch up.
Oh, but if I stopped time, I wouldn’t hear my new clock. Sigh.