|Such an amazing woman of her time.|
I have always been fascinated by her character but didn't really know much about her and had forgotten I was interested in her. The book lying there on the shelf jogged my memory and I checked it out.
I have begun it and am really enjoying it. Such a hard time trying to establish herself as both a photographer and writer during the great depression of the 1930's. Her family always encouraged her quirky ways and she spent a great deal of time between Jackson, Mississippi and New York City which she loved.
I have always found the stories of writers living in New York City in the 1930's - 1950's wonderful as they all seemed to soak up the atmosphere of so many cultural experiences there. I love the jazz age of the Cotton Club in Harlem, the writers circles, the black and white photography.
I am really enjoying this book.
So that is the main book focus of my last few days.
|Huge storage compartment under the seat. Could easily|
hold more than 30 or 40 Penguin books at a time.
trips on the horizon.
One of the happy things about to unfold is Elaine of Random Jottings is visiting Tasmania with her daughter next week. Elaine has a wonderful following on her book and life blog and I know many are following her trip to Melbourne to visit her daughter and see what she gets up to reading, eating and touring on this trip.
She'll be here next Thursday and I have volunteered myself and my car and will happily play tour guide to them. Her daughter is joining us a couple of days later so I'll have Elaine to myself for a couple of days.
We'll all be blogging about fun things hopefully. Will be sure to put up photos.
I realise I am not much of an academic book reviewer but I do know what I love and what I don't and happily read away, though not at the speed of sound as some bloggers out there are able to do.
I went into the city today and bought myself a Canon OES 650 DSLR and I am looking forward to learning how to use it. Cameras have certainly changed a great deal since the 70's and 80's but I still know what shutter speed, aperture and ISO stand for.
Travellin Penguin will have his own small camera and he too will be journeying with me through my days of reading, book collecting, picture snapping and motorbiking. Hopefully I will be able to combine all four activities as much as I can.
I have always believed it is good for one's mental health to always have something to look forward to but now I am feeling overload. No chance of boredom any time soon.