Friday, May 27, 2011

Book Beginnings...on a Friday

A little bit of fun on a Friday, this weekly meme is hosted by A Few More Pages
I'll share the first line (or two) of the book I'm currently reading (including the title and author) and let you know what my first impressions are - good or bad!

"The rain beat down hard on the tin roof of the caravan, nearly drowning out the hesitant tap-tapping of the type-writer keys. There was a faint smell in the air, not entirely unpleasant, a paint thinner mingled with the warm, rich scent of the forest in summer."
Emily Carr: The Incredible Life and Adventures of a West Coast Artist, Cat Klerks

I've been picking up and putting this book down for a month or so now and it's about high time I persevered. It's an introduction to Emily Carr, painter, author, artist of Victoria, BC. There are statues of her around town, you can visit her family home, and the Royal BC museum has exhibitions of her artwork - but I still don't know a thing about her, other than she had a pet monkey!


  1. Interesting snippet...very vivid detail...Happy Reading!!

  2. Great sensory images! Thanks for sharing.

    And thanks for visiting my blog.

  3. Very evocative or, as Laurel-Rain says, sensory. Very nice.

  4. Hi Ann,

    I don't profess to be any kind of art expert, but I love to wander round the galleries and just lose myself in some of the great work out there. I don't need to know about technique or composition, I either like it or I don't.

    I found this great link about your Emily Carr and while I don't like all of her art, some of the colours and imagery of others is quite captivating and enigmatic.

    A very different book, so thanks for sharing.


  5. It sounds like a book that you could enjoy while sitting in parks near her house or statue, pretty cool!