Good morning, and welcome to my Office Nook, where I spend most of my mornings.
Today is my eldest son’s birthday…and I wish he were here! But he and my lovely DIL Gabi spent more than a month with us in the summer, and we keep up nowadays via Facebook, etc.
We won’t mention his age, because then you might figure out mine! LOL. Here is a photo of him in 1987…Yikes! That spiky hair. We enjoyed sharing some of these photos with his wife Gabi…she met him long after these days….
As I searched through various blog posts, I realized that October was the last time I purged…and then there was the carpet cleaning, as well as the office reorganization.
So is it time again? Should I do more?
Well, I don’t want to cut too deep, as today’s Intros from Diane, at Bibliophile by the Sea, reminded me of a book that I hoped was still on my shelves…and it was! Yay!
Family Tree, by Barbara Delinsky, is one I loved. I read it back in 2008, before I really immersed myself in blogging. So it deserves a reread, don’t you think? And a proper review?
I love this cover! Here’s the blurb:
Dana Clarke has always longed for the stability of home and family—her own childhood was not an easy one. Now she has married a man she adores who is from a prominent New England family, and she is about to give birth to their first child. But what should be the happiest day of her life becomes the day her world falls apart. Her daughter is born beautiful and healthy, but no one can help noticing the African American traits in her appearance. Dana’s husband, to her great shock and dismay, begins to worry that people will think Dana has had an affair.
The only way to repair the damage done is for Dana to track down the father she never knew and to explore the possibility of African American lineage in his family history. Dana’s determination to discover the truth becomes a poignant journey back through her past and her husband’s heritage that unearths secrets rooted in prejudice and fear.
Barbara Delinsky’s Family Tree is an utterly unforgettable novel that asks penetrating questions about race, family, and the choices people make in times of crisis—choices that have profound consequences that can last for generations.
In my post-purging weeks, I have busied myself with new headers and themes, and here’s what I’ve done at my website – here’s the newest header:
And a screenshot showing the background:
So…perhaps I can focus on other things for a while. No more purging through the holidays? I still have two bookcases full of donations to take to the library.
Meanwhile, I’ve been curling up with The Perfect Son, by Barbara Claypole White…and I’m enjoying it!
Let’s curl up and immerse ourselves in our books! What are you reading today?