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Walled Words

I knew I had to have this framed tapestry as soon as I saw it at a town festival. It seemed like a pricey purchase at the time, but I told myself that it would be worth the cost. I knew it would be perfect hanging on the brick wall in my computer room at home.

The size seemed just right and I thought the rich wooden frame would look nice against the brick. A picture of books seemed ideal for a home office.

I thought the fact that the artwork was a framed tapestry was unusual. The colorful antique books almost looked real enough to touch. I liked the way the books seemed well-worn but well-loved. I liked the way the pattern repeated itself, although I didn’t notice it at first. I tried to imagine the book topics. History, romance, poetry and personal journals all waiting to be discovered.

The artwork on my wall reflects the way books, reading and writing have always been an important part of who I am.


Posted In response to the weekly photo challenge-Wall.


This photo is also posted as my fifth entry for the Five Days Challenge that I have been invited to participate in by terryb at through the lens of my life.. The challenge is to post five photos, one per day, for five days and write a story to go along with each photo. The story can be fiction or non-fiction. It can be a short paragraph, a page or a poem. Each day I am to select another person to carry on the challenge. Today, I extend an open invitation for all readers to join in the fun!

Fact or Fiction-Reader’s Choice

Daily prompt: The Great Divide. When reading for fun, do you usually choose fiction or non- fiction?

I read everything. My reading choices depend on my mood and how much time I can devote to keeping my nose in a book! I like to immerse myself in a good book and read straight through to the end in only a day or two!

I just finished reading a book by Daniel Silva called the English Girl. It is but one in a series of spy novels featuring Gabriel Allon. I recommend them all and I recommend reading them in order if you can.

Once I started reading this hard-cover book series, I was hooked. I have since switched to reading on my I-pad, but when I had a chance to get a signed copy, I had this book delivered right to my door! There is no personalized message along with the signature, but I like knowing that the great writer once held this book containing his creation.

I like that the fictional characters and plots are set in real world settings. For me, it’s the perfect mix of fact and fiction. I am transported to places I may otherwise never visit. I meet people I would never chance to meet. I love the fast action and smart dialogue. After so many years, I feel like I know the characters and can even anticipate their reactions at times. Of course, there is always the added element of surprise and I am left wanting more!

Mr. Silva is, in my opinion, a gifted writer. I can’t wait to start reading the next book, The Heist. So if you have already finished the book, no spoilers, please!

Tourmaline .

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