The idea for this blog came about thanks a wonderful book group that Michelle and Sarah belong to and Sarah’s annual March obsession with The Morning News’ Tournament of Books. (Not that she’s read a single book in contention.) But reading the judges’ reviews, the moderators’ thoughts, and the comments reminds us of how much people care about books! So do we!
A once-a-month book group and the occasional, in-person, bookish conversation is awesome, but sometimes we want to be able to continue the discussion, or share a thought right away, or explore an idea by writing it down. So, a blog.
A quick note on the blog name and header. The imagine is from a John Singer Sargent painting called Two Girls Fishing from 1912, and it depicts his nieces fishing while on a family trip in the French Alps. It currently hangs in the Cincinnati Art Museum. Michelle and Sarah like to think about which of us is the girl in white (Michelle—duh), and which of us is the girl in black (Sarah—come on!).
In real life, we also enjoy: reading, writing, thinking; walking, talking, being; living, learning, loving. Thanks for joining us here!