Tuesday, June 07, 2005

More books and stuff

The death yesterday of the fabulous Anne Bancroft reminded me of another book I have read and enjoyed many times - 84, Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff. Anne played Helene in the movie version, which was fine, but (say it with me) not as good as the book.

For no reason whatsoever, that reminds me of another multi-read book, Up The Down Staircase by Bel Kaufman.

And that leads me to Christy by Catherine Marshall.

These aren't necessarily the first books I think of as my important books, but every now and then I see or hear something, and I am reminded of something in one of these books. I carry parts of them with me all them time.

Meanwhile, at home--

Katie's soft underbelly Posted by Hello
Katie proves once and for all that she is not a purebred. Our previous (and my first) cat, Zeb, was orange, so I like it that Katie has some orange spots. Here, she is sleeping on Terry's chair in the computer room. When he is here and I am gone, she sits on my chair.

1 comment:

Chet said...

Hi Cheryl

Thanks for the reminder. I'd forgotten she was in 84, Charing Cross Road.

I actually went to visit the shop at 84, Charing Cross Road in the late 80s. By then, it was a bookshop selling foreign language books.

Unfortunately, I did not take any pictures of the shop then.