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by SnoopyDances
Mon Oct 22, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: ONBC
Topic: Devotion ~ Question #4 Awareness
Replies: 5
Views: 1802

Devotion ~ Question #4 Awareness

Too much to describe. I'm home in my library, and every book is one I've read and "need" to keep. There are two walls 15' long by 12' high with books, and another with books and things. The things are all freighted with memories. Just one object: an antique silver filigree fingernail guard. I didn'...
by SnoopyDances
Mon Oct 22, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: ONBC
Topic: Devotion ~ Question #3 Reading
Replies: 4
Views: 1603

Devotion ~ Question #3 Reading

Reading as a hobby is fairly new to me, but I'm enjoying it. I joined several book clubs in order to gain some insight on writers, books, and stories that were outside my normal reading material. I do have a Nook which is very handy for traveling...doesn't take up too much space and is fairly light....
by SnoopyDances
Mon Oct 22, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: ONBC
Topic: Devotion ~ Question #2 Journals
Replies: 8
Views: 2459

Devotion ~ Question #2 Journals

No journals here, either.
I had those little diaries when I was a kid and that made realize what a dull life I had. :lol:

I've never kept a diary or journal since. :biggrin:
by SnoopyDances
Mon Oct 22, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: ONBC
Topic: Devotion ~ Question #1 Inspiration
Replies: 5
Views: 1876

Devotion ~ Question #1 Inspiration

I'm finding inspiration very difficult to come by these days so I was interested to see everyone's answers. There are many things I enjoy, but those don't necessarily inspire me to action or maybe they do and I don't realize it. I love music :elvis: more for mood than inspiration. I play different g...
by SnoopyDances
Mon Oct 22, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: ONBC
Topic: Devotion ~ Question #5 The Vision
Replies: 5
Views: 2032

Devotion ~ Question #5 The Vision

"Fate has a hand but is not the hand. I was looking for something and found something else, the trailer of a film. Moved by a sonorous though alien voice, words poured. I went on a journey lured by a jukebox of lights conjuring a symphony of reference points. I threaded a world that was not even my...
by SnoopyDances
Mon Oct 22, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: ONBC
Topic: Devotion ~ Question #4 Awareness
Replies: 5
Views: 1802

Devotion ~ Question #4 Awareness

"From the sole window a view of the garden below. Displayed in a case are books of Simone Weil's, posthumously published under his direction…On the mantle is the clock that Saint-Exupery had presented to his grandfather. We descend worn marble stairs, pass through the blue salon, and enter the gard...
by SnoopyDances
Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: ONBC
Topic: Devotion ~ Question #3 Reading
Replies: 4
Views: 1603

Devotion ~ Question #3 Reading

"I desperately scan the room as if searching for a lifeline in a deep marsh. Among a small pile of unread books atop my flat files are Francine du Plessix Grays's monograph on Simone Weil and Modiano's Pedigree, with the astonished face of the author on the cover. " (Devotion p. 8) Patti chooses so...
by SnoopyDances
Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: ONBC
Topic: Devotion Tidbit #10 - Albert Camus: Notes and Connections
Replies: 5
Views: 2158

Tidbit #10 - Albert Camus: Notes and Connections

Albert Camus’ Historic Lecture, “The Human Crisis,” Performed by Actor Viggo Mortensen

by SnoopyDances
Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: ONBC
Topic: Devotion ~ Question #2 Journals
Replies: 8
Views: 2459

Devotion ~ Question #2 Journals

"My French publisher has arranged a week of book-related events that include speaking to journalists about writing. My notebook remains untouched. A writer who isn't writing going to talk with journalists about writing." (Devotion p. 7) :noodlemantra: Do you keep a journal or diary or notebook? Wha...
by SnoopyDances
Wed Oct 17, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: ONBC
Topic: Devotion ~ Question #1 Inspiration
Replies: 5
Views: 1876

Devotion ~ Question #1 Inspiration

:snoopydances: Let the discussion begin! :ONBC: “Inspiration is the unforeseen quantity, the muse that assails at the hidden hour. The arrows fly and one is unaware of being struck, and that a host of unrelated catalysts have joined clandestinely to form a system of its own, rendering one with the v...
by SnoopyDances
Tue Oct 16, 2018 12:50 am
Forum: ONBC
Topic: Devotion Tidbit #10 - Albert Camus: Notes and Connections
Replies: 5
Views: 2158

Tidbit #10 - Albert Camus: Notes and Connections

Another interesting person and writer.
Thanks for shining light on this part of our story.

I wonder if Patti was channeling his and Maria’s love affair for Eugenia and Alexander.
by SnoopyDances
Mon Oct 15, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: ONBC
Topic: ONBC Book Discussion--Devotion
Replies: 0
Views: 1208

ONBC Book Discussion--Devotion

https://i.imgur.com/fYaRUjz.jpg :bigwave: Noodlemantras! Just a quick note to say we have finished the Tidbit portion of the discussion and will be starting book questions on Wednesday. :loveshower: We hope you've enjoyed learning more about Patti and what influences her. Feel free to continue comm...
by SnoopyDances
Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: ONBC
Topic: Devotion - Tidbit #7 The Short Story
Replies: 4
Views: 1190

Devotion - Tidbit #7 The Short Story

I used to love short stories because I didn't have the patience to read anything longer. Now that I'm older (a LOT older), I can read novels much more better. Perhaps I should give the newer short stories a try, too.
by SnoopyDances
Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: ONBC
Topic: Devotion ~ Tidbit #8 Eugenia's Road Trip
Replies: 3
Views: 1470

Devotion ~ Tidbit #8 Eugenia's Road Trip

Wow! Talk about a whirlwind tour! I will be savoring travel videos for day as I work my way through their itinerary. :cool: I hope you enjoyed the videos. :hatsoff: It can be difficult to find an informative and professional video of top tourist spots now that everyone has a camera. Some I watched ...
by SnoopyDances
Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: ONBC
Topic: Devotion - Tidbit #9 - The Space to Write
Replies: 3
Views: 1467

Devotion - Tidbit #9 - The Space to Write

:agreesign: Very interesting, indeed. I don't think I could :writer2: in a busy restaurant, like Patti and others. I have found I can :noodlemantra: in the restaurant at slow times. One, I feel guilty for taking up space in a :eat: to just read, so I go after the busy lunch hour. Two: Reading slows ...