Bird By Bird

Reading Anne Lamott's Bird By Bird, which I picked up from PBX in Neenah.

Reading Anne Lamott’s Bird By Bird, which I picked up from PBX in Neenah.

I stopped into Paperback Book Exchange in Neenah today to get my Shop Local Bookstore fix. The owner, Tina, set aside a book she’d recommended to me a few months ago: Anne Lamott‘s Bird By Bird.

This visit helped me realize that the best way to shop for books is in a small town at a small, local bookstore. Everyone knows Tina and enjoys sharing their stories. One woman who came in recognized me and said how much she enjoyed reading my blog. That was my first compliment from a “stranger!” Such a neat thing when someone, somewhere is out there reading my writing and enjoying themselves.

Thank you to all those awesome readers and bookstore owners who help other readers and writers!

Tina and I also discovered we love the same painting.

The painting A Young Girl Reading by Jean-Honoré Fragonard (1776) that I found at St. Vincent de Paul.

The painting A Young Girl Reading by Jean-Honoré Fragonard (1776) that I found at St. Vincent de Paul.

Her mother had always had a copy hung in their home and I’d discovered mine for $3 at a thrift store! How ironic? Two book lovers have the same taste in art.

Two Birds. One Painting.

 

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