By page ninety of Rachel Joyce’s The Music Shop, I had to stop reading to find a pen and pad to note the music. Each time Frank, the music shop owner recommended a song to one of his patrons, I wanted to hear it.
Not only a story of true love and redemption, The Music Shop was a resource for old favorites as well as new classics. Now I have new playlists. How many of these have you heard lately – or ever?
When Frank courts Isle Brauchmann with his music lessons, I found a list for the next time I can’t sleep on a plane:
And, the most redeeming of all – Handel’s Messiah.
Although Frank would have preferred my listening to vinyl, my music is on iTunes.
Grant Snider offered his “Reading Goals in the Book Review section of the New York Times.
I need to remember:
“I will journey far outside myself,,,without leaving my chair.”
See the full cartoon – here.
“…coffee can energize the industrious at dawn, calm the reflective at noon, or raise the spirits of the beleaguered in the middle of the night.”
Count Alexander Rostov, A Gentleman in Moscow
Found this quote from a fellow reader, prompting me to look for the book…
Will, I think you’re too brave to be a runaway.”
That wasn’t what Will had expected. She said, “I — what?”
“It is real life that takes the real courage, little wildcat. School is very difficult. But that’s because it takes toughness and patience. It’s what life is, my love. Although life is very beautiful, it is also very difficult.”
—Cartwheeling in Thunderstorms, Katherine Rundell
from the Cakes, Tea, and Dreams site