Today it is raining…again. But I do love the sound of the soft rain on the roof, and in the kitchen, I can see the skylight with raindrops falling on it.
Above is my favorite bookshelf, purged of many books, but still showcasing some of my fairytale images. The doll on the pub table is one I recently received from Amazon Vine named Madeline Hatter, a spin off from the Alice in Wonderland characters.
I also have this one, pictured below.
My other dolls from the series are binned up and resting in my garage. Should I retrieve them? Could I even find them? My shelves in the garage are stuffed with the unlabeled bins. What was I thinking? The concept of “see through” is a major flaw in the binning plan when everything is stuffed into the receptacles. Sigh.
Meanwhile, I am immersing myself in books. Reading from the Books I’ve Purchased is a challenge that is keeping me engaged. So far this year, I’ve read SEVEN of those books. I am also trying to keep up with my NetGalley and Vine books.
My current review book is The Widow, which is fascinating. I’m not quite sure how this story will play out, but the characters all seem rather unreliable…which almost always intrigues me. What an eerie story! I am not finished yet, but I have some very definite ideas about the characters so far. And I am not convinced by Jean’s “performances.”
My interior world is in a state of flux, and while I sometimes regret not keeping everything in sight, I also love not having to dust and rearrange so many things.
Do you collect things? How do you deal with the clutter of them all?