Daybreak Skies

Daybreak: LadyD Books

 Sometimes life brings us to place of shadows and valleys. We have many doubts along the journey.

Sun Rays: LadyD Books

The way seems a little bit lighter and we begin to feel as though we can make it through any ordeal.


gray skies with sunbeams

Suddenly, we experience a breakthrough, hope has arrived! A window of blessings opens just for you!

Now it's time for you to share your "Emotion" photos @ Foto Friday

Book Beginnings on Friday is a meme hosted by Katy from A Few More Pages. Anyone can participate; just share the opening sentence of your current read, making sure that you include the title and author so others know what you're reading.

West of Everything

 West of everything: The Inner Life of Westerns by Jane Tompkins

"Tompkins, an English professor at Duke university, is a self proclaimed and unabashed lover of Western novels and films. Her book - more series of essays than a connected whole - attempts to understand the contradictions contained in that love: why Westerns are so violent, why animals are mistreated, why the land is so stark, why the men keep their emotions to themselves."
Very interesting read.  This is an idea book, and the nice thing about it is that you don't have to agree with the ideas to enjoy what the author is saying. 

The Friday 56

*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56.
*Find any sentence that grabs you.
*Post it.
*Add your link to The Friday 56

"Her discussion of Western films is also limited by the number of films she assesses, only 42 are listed, and her overly-heavy focus on John Wayne's later work. Nothing is said of the presence in Western's for many years of former cowboys who saw more money in careers as movie extras than in punching cows. Instead, Tompkins is primarily concerned with the issue of male sexuality and how that sexuality has been influenced by male roles in Western films."

West of Everything: The Inner Life of Westerns

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