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Since January 1, 2012, my goal is to write a daily sentence or two (or paragraph or two) about gratitude of the day and to include one photo (at least) that I took that day (but will add others from time to time). It has definitely been a challenge most days throughout the past eight years, and welcomed the challenge again this year - 2020 - Covid and all. I hope you will continue the ride with me!

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

14.5 Hours

That is how many hours I listened to the book on tape: "The Devil in the White City" by Erik Larson (2003). Thankfully, I was able to listen to most of  it while sewing at my dining room table. I hear the book book is just as grand to read, but to have it read out loud is simply a royal treat I have to admit. 

What I loved most about the book was the exquisite detail provided about the 1893 Chicago's World Fair in conjunction with a psychopathic murderer in the White City over 100 years ago. Larson's prose is so good that I felt I was on the midway enjoying the sites, or waiting in line to get on the Ferris wheel; all very exciting. It was a captivating true story about the building of the fair and all that it entailed to pull off on such a grand scale, did I mention this was in 1893?! Amazing truly. 

BSoleille! The bright side of "time travel" through a good book...on tape/CD. 

Photo of Lucy loving this snow and staying out on it for hours!!!

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