The ramblings of a Creative Crone! I consider myself to be the Grandma Moses of the Fiber Arts World as I came to the art late in life. My blog will consist of my art; art of others; an occasional book review because when not creating, I am reading; perhaps an enlightening discussion on a favorite quote...and positive discussions of politics/world affairs only!
“True hope is swift, and flies with swallow's wings.” ― William Shakespeare
The book we read this month was "The Storied Life of A.J. Fickry" by Gabrielle Zevin.
And we had a very interesting meeting to discuss it. One of our members, Sandy Speigel, arranged for us to meet in a relatively new independent bookstore that opened up in Fort Worth about six months ago. The bookstore, The Last Word is located at 615 Jennings Ave.
The Last Word
And is owned by Paul Combs, a local Texas man.
Paul Combs, Owner of The Last Word Bookstore
It is a very eclectic, well-stocked place. He offers an area for meetings and plans to expand the area. There is poetry night once a week...I think Tuesdays, but check his FB page for details.
Because the book itself is about a guy who owns an Independent bookstore, the meeting place was spot on! I really enjoyed the book...When I first began reading it, I thought...oh, it's another story about a curmudgeon like Ove, the book we just read last month....but it isn't...it develops slowly but really grabs you so you don't want to put it down. There is a bit of intrigue that peels away like the layers of an onion. I definitely recommend it. And go visit The Last Word! Independent bookstores need our support!!