Wonderful turkey day wishes to all! I’ve been happily spending a quiet Thanksgiving reading an excellent fantasy novel, Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik. Inspired by the Rumpelstiltskin fable and set in a dukedom in long-ago Poland, it tells the story of a moneylender’s daughter who bargains for her life with a magical winter king. I was so engrossed in the book that it wasn’t easy to take a break just to write this short blog post. Good books are rare treasures, and I am thankful for a world that has them.

Word-art with a turkey that says, "Happy Thanksgiving."

Nurturing Thursday was started by Becca Givens and seeks to encourage self-nurturing and to “give the planet a much needed shot of fun, support and positive energy.”


  1. Happy Thanksgiving, Meg! I know the feeling when we come across a good book. I’ll add this one to my list.

    • Enjoy! And thank you for recommending The Dictionary of Lost Words — such a haunting story. I had known, generally, that most women didn’t live long before the modern age, but that book made clear the impact, both on individuals and society, of so many children growing up motherless. It gave me more understanding of why the world changed so quickly when that was no longer so.

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