Friday, November 14, 2014
The Friday 56 is a bookish meme hosted by Freda’s Voice.
*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56.
*Find any sentence that grabs you.
*Link up at Freda’s site
"For a moment she wanted to hit him. the blood was roaring through her ears: she felt herself quivering like a bell. She'd supposed that he'd gone up to bed ages ago. He must have been out here for --well, close on half an hour."
From the book The Paying Guest, Sarah Waters
Sunday, November 9, 2014
The Paying guests is a wee bit slow, but I guess I have a great deal more to read to get to the "drama".
It's about that time of year when all the challenges start appearing, I've not been very good at completing them, Except the war through the generations one, I'm on target with that one, I have great intentions and ALL the books, just not enough days in the week, not to mention that I'm a slow reader. So while Sunday Salon finds me washing floor, I'll crash later and read a little. Heck if scrubbing floors is good enough for "Frances"*, it's o.k. for me.
*Frances is a character in the book.
I know it sounds awful that I'm washing floors on Sunday, but I actually find it very relaxing, the "on all fours" relieves the pressure in my back, and I love knowing my floors are really clean for at least 1/2hr. before the guys get home.
Saturday, November 8, 2014
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
I have to say that as the birthdays glide by, the opportunity to re read a book doesn't present itself too favorably. BUT, if I had to choose, like say if I was on a deserted island and the only books available were ones that I had read before, I'd hope these would be on the shelf.
Today the ladies at The Broke and the Bookish ask us to share some of the books we would like to re-read.
In no particular order... Well this would be the first..
To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee
You are my only, Beth Kephart
When Will there be good News, Kate Atkinson
Perfect, Rachel Joyce
Trust You Eyes, Lynwood Barclay
Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie
Any or All Agatha Christie Books, including Mary Westmacott (her pen name)
Code Name Verity
Tell the Wolves I'm Home
Sunday, November 2, 2014
Sunday Salon finds me enjoying the sunshine, it's cold outside, but sunny, a perfect day to see that I missed washing windows... Ha Ha. they'll have to wait for warmer weather.
I finally finished reading Kindred, Octavia Butler. As I said I'm not a big fan of time travel but, gave this book extra effort to finish. Octavia's mentor was Harlan Ellison, which is "the word" around here, according to my son. Well Harlan... I don't know? It was o.k., but it didn't keep me turning the pages anxiously, had it not been for Harlen, I would have abandoned it. I persisted, the end took too long to come and yet I wondered what happened to everyone in the book. I do have to say that Dana and Kevin must have had a strong marriage, I'm not sure I could do that. What you ask? travel in time, an unpleasant dangerous time. How does one adjust? Now I'm glad that Dr. Who is not my doctor.
What's next, the Paying Guest, Sarah Waters.