Agatha Christie's Halloween. I used to read Agatha Christie in junior high, and have not revisited this classic author since that time. The same is true for other writers of classic literature, and I think I decided I've gotten to be a lazy reader. This gave me pause, as I consider myself a writer. And writers need to read good literature.
So, I put down Janet Evonovich (Stephanie Plum knows "things happen"), picked up Agatha Christie, and fell in love all over again. The writing is rich and complex, without being high-brow. I had to tear myself away in order to get to church on time, and couldn't wait to get back to it. But wait. Another treat awaited me.
The afternoon was warm and lazy, and we decided to spend it somewhere we both love - the bookstore. I found myself looking at photography books, of course, and found a fabulous new book which I started to read as I enjoyed my rich and aromatic coffee in the bookshop cafe. I'm now in love with Visual Poetry, by Chris Orwig. Check out his web site and blog at http://www.chrisorwig.com/ and www.chrisorwig.com/flipside. There is also a web site which compliments the new book, http://www.visual-poet.com/.
This book is about creativity and growing as an artist. It is getting me excited about my new photography project, working with a group of 5th grade students on a storytelling component of a unit on "seeing green." Storytelling with photographs.
Tonight while I bake cookies, I read more Visual Poetry, yet I am again looking forward to curling up in bed with Agatha Christie.
Reading. Sunday. "Me" time. Working sure gets in the way!
Hold off, Monday! I need more time!