The Saturday Book Shop – The Four Winds

I haven’t actually been reading much beyond a chapter here and there lately. I’ve been happily working on creating some new art in a creative collage challenge on Instagram the past few weeks. Am enjoying it very much, and will look forward to maybe starting a new novel after that. Here’s the one I have in mind … it’s one you might have heard about as it’s a New York Times bestseller:

The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah.


The Four Winds seems eerily prescient in 2021 . . . Its message is galvanizing and hopeful: We are a nation of scrappy survivors. We’ve been in dire straits before; we will be again. Hold your people close.”—The New York Times

“Through one woman’s survival during the harsh and haunting Dust Bowl, master storyteller, Kristin Hannah, reminds us that the human heart and our Earth are as tough, yet as fragile, as a change in the wind.” Delia Owens, author of Where the Crawdads Sing.

Will look forward to reading this soon—the setting and storyline does indeed seem quite timely. In the meantime, have been getting reacquainted with my Devotions poetry book by Mary Oliver (a favorite!), and discovering a new poet named Nayyirah Waheed (author of Salt), whose wonderful writings I was introduced to via the collage challenge (as the prompts this month are based on excerpts from poems). 

Happy Spring Equinox All. 🦋 Would love to hear what you’re reading, or what you’re doing when you’re not! The shift in time and seasons are upon us with a new moon arriving for an emotional reset and fresh new energy … enjoy & Happy Sunday!!🍍

written across the sky digital collage by paula boyd farrington © 2021

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4 Comments on “The Saturday Book Shop – The Four Winds”

  1. Janet Says:

    Hello Paula! I’ve just found emails letting me know you’ve posted!
    I’m reading Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern (author of The Night Circus) It’s mysterious and well written so far. But, alas, there are no ships. Yet.


    • dear Janet — thank you for finding me here again (thought it was time to spend some time with, and ease back into, the blog again!) So love seeing you here and “Starless Sea” sounds wonderful — and I hope a tall ship does shoe up eventually❣️😁 I do so love your Tall Ships … and your March Writing Kit looks like one of the most amazing yet (and you’ve had some terrific ones!!) … thanks oodles for this note and I’ll check out Starless Sea! 😘❤️


  2. Happy Spring Equinox to you too! What a beautiful digital collage you created in celebration of this! ❤
    I have actually started reading again . . . and I must say I do think this is in a large part because of your influence :o))
    I am not sure how I found this book, perhaps Kindle recommended? It’s called,”The Cafe on the Edge of the World: A Story About the Meaning of Life” by John Strelecky. It is a very short book – 98 pages, which was probably good for me just getting back into reading novels. It’s about a man who is lost (in more ways than one) and wanders into an extraordinary cafe. In addition to the regular selections, the menu there has a number of questions on it . . . like “Why are you here?”. Very interesting! It was fanciful yet meaningful. So much so, that I am now reading the next book, “Return to The Why Cafe.” :o)) I am enjoying doing more of this kind of reading instead of too much News – Thank YOU, Paula!!! ❤


    • Lenna!! Thank you SO much. ❤️ This lifts up my heart & I’m definitely gonna check out those books … sounds fab … “fanciful yet meaningful” … love that!! Thank you for all your beautiful words and encouragements … smiling so much re-reading this!!! ❤️


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