The first day of the Easter season, and the countdown to Easter Sunday. Easter, is the celebration of new (the Lilly), and abundant life, (the bunny). It is celebrated on the first Sunday after the first full moon after the vernal equinox (the first day of spring). This method of determining the date of Easter often results in Easter being before Passover and/or displaced far from Passover. Easter can potentially be observed anywhere between March 22 and April 25.
In other news.
A few weeks ago, one of my blog friends recommended a book that was recommended to him by another of my blog friends. I couldn’t find the post to give them props, but I did read the book. It has easily reached the top of my reads. So much so that upon completion, I ordered Towles previous book. “A Gentleman in Moscow”. I’m looking forward to that one.
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His books all have long wait lists at my local library. I’m in line…thanks for the tip.
He has a third novel, Rules of Civility, every bit as good. There are small connections between the books that I missed entirely. Towles has an interesting website and Twitter feed in which he often talks about the details of his stories. (Through interactions with readers he learns of goofs. For example, the Y shape of the football uprights in Lincoln Highway is wrong. Who knew?! He says he’ll probably fix this in a future edition.)
I have now read “Rules of Civility” and “A Gentleman in Moscow”. I’m number 300 or so on the library waiting list for “Lincoln Highway”. Thank you again for this tip. I loved the first two books and can’t wait for the third. On the surface they seem to have little in common except great writing and the ability to inhabit a character and bring that person to life.