Thursday, April 22, 2021

April's bookish art...

 
Jean George Ferry -- Two Woman Reading in an Interior

"...love whatever you read. Enrich your life with books of any type.
If you aren't enjoying a book, try another---life is too short."
--Jenny Colgan

26 comments:

  1. I love that picture, I wonder how we would have done if we lived in those times? I guess I might have been happy!

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    1. I could enjoy spending a few quiet weekends like that. Maybe not all the time though.

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  2. Absolutely agree with Jenny Colgan - life's too short to waste time on a book you're not enjoying!

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  3. Good sentiments (funnily enough I've just abandoned a book) and a nice relaxing scene.

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    1. Yay for abandoning any book you're not enjoying! :D

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  4. Pretty stylish reading room!

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    1. It's pretty, isn't it? I just think it should have a few more bookshelves in it. :)

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  5. Lovely picture! And I completely agree with that quote. There are too many good books out there to waste time on the ones we're not enjoying. :)

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    1. I believe in DNFing any book I'm not loving. :)

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  6. Ooh i like this! And what a lovely quote! Life should be surrounded by books. :)

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  7. Definitely loving this post - it's spot on!

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  8. Some time ago, I tried to create an old-look photo, tried to hunt down older historical paintings for that. I couldn't find a single one on the museum websites! I wish I had found this one then. Thanks for sharing this one~

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  9. Great art pick! How do you find all of the pieces you post about?

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    1. I run across them in books, and on calendars, and at museums, and sometimes I just google paintings of women reading and I get lucky. :)

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  10. Lovely painting and that's a great quote, too!

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  11. Great advice from Jenny Colgan. DNFing books I'm not enjoying is something I've really been trying to get better about.

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    1. I find it gets easier the older I get. :)

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  12. Excellent quote and one I follow. If a book is not working for me, go to another. And, isn't that painting beautiful?

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