Retro book-o …
August 12, 2009 § 7 Comments
I was sorting through some pictures taken in NOLA (about 350!), looking for something bright and shiny for today. Having just come off a long, long project, I felt like celebrating somehow.
I do like pink. I like blue, green and warm shades of white, too. But pink pops.
This picture, taken on Royale and St. Philip, is just a “wayward” shot, snapped as I walked by because, again, of the pink. It was a cloudy afternoon, temporarily, and the inhabitants of this apartment had their lights on, as you will notice.
But the picture alone, regardless of its place but definitely because of the color, reminded me suddenly of a book I had and finally read as a kid… THE PINK MOTEL by Carol Ryrie Brink. It wa a children’s book. It was an offering from the children’s reading club from which our Gran purchased so many of our wonderful gifts. (You could always count on her to give a good book.)
I remember the bookcover’s color – pretty much the same as in this photo. I remember that it sat on the shelf for a long time before I picked it up. And I recall that it turned out be really quite good, though I had approached it with some skepticism…(can an 8 year old be skeptical?) So I read the whole thing and remember that I liked it. I just looked on Amazon to see what the reader reviews had to say. Oh, yeah! I did like it.
The book is still out there. New cover, of course.
Ever think of a book you read as a kid and wonder if it is still around?