Wannabe novelist; curious about almost anything; easily distracted and full of enthusiasms, and thus disorganized; wife, cook, knitter, friend, reader, mother, Episcopalian, gardener of sorts, aikido student, South Jerseyite, sometime traveler, sentimental pack rat.
(Note: I’ve just had it pointed out to me – as of late December 2012 – that “Newpillowbook” is a confusing name. Here’s the story.
It’s like this. About a thousand(!) years ago, there was an amazing burst of literature in Japan, written by women at the emperor’s court. Aside from writing the first novel in history (the Tale of Genji), several of them produced interesting diaries, which they called “pillow books” because that’s where they stored the manuscripts, and I’m a big fan of Sei Shonagon’s Pillow Book – which talks about anything and everything that caught her interest.
So when I was first setting up this blog, and knew that I didn’t want to concentrate on just one subject, I decided that it could be described as a “new” type of pillow book.)