“Only amateurs say that they write for their own amusement. Writing is not an amusing occupation. It is a combination of ditch-digging, mountain-climbing, treadmill and childbirth. Writing may be interesting, absorbing, exhilarating, racking, relieving. But amusing? Never!”
― Edna Ferber
…and I know it
Henri Matisse - Still Life - Bouquet of Dahlias and White Book
Blythe in the lIbrary
Beautiful Quote #NewPost 
After visiting over two-thousand independent bookstores—at least virtually—the Amazon annihilation doesn’t seem quite so inescapable.