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Interests: books, needlework, altered art, walking, travelling, museums
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I am not generally keen on dystopian fiction, particularly after this past year we have (and continue) to endure, but I finally picked up Sophie Macintosh's The Water Cure and must say I am really engrossed in the story. Maybe... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at A Work in Progress
I stumbled across this book in one of my many bookish meanderings (I blame it, or maybe thank, those virtual cookies that follow me around). It is proving to be very interesting and I think it will be a really... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2021 at A Work in Progress
My January prompt is not entirely random. I have a book in mind that I want to read, so I chose a courtroom setting to give myself an excuse to read it sooner than later (I tend not to need... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2021 at A Work in Progress
My nightstand is actually kind of tame right now! I had to clear it mostly off as one of my cats has declared it a sleeping zone (I think she likes the heat from the lamp). Rather than constantly fighting... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2021 at A Work in Progress
Last year was difficult in so many ways, I think none of us are sad to put it behind us. Reflective of the strange year 2020 was, my blogging and reading were equally off. I am not sure I wrote... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2021 at A Work in Progress
I am not lacking in good reading material, and as a matter of fact am mid-stream in a number of books at the moment. I am, though, lacking in inspiration (or maybe time, ability?) to write about those books lately.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2020 at A Work in Progress
Last prompt of the year. Can you believe it is December? This has been the strangest year for obvious (and maybe not-so-obvious) reasons and I will not be sad to say goodbye to 2020. We all just need to hang... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2020 at A Work in Progress
Here we are heading towards the end of November and reading has been going on all month for the tenth annual German Literature Month already, so I am very tardily going to share a stack of books that might be... Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2020 at A Work in Progress
I have a reliably good mental list of authors and books that I return to whenever I am in need of a comfort read. I think rereading is seriously underappreciated and I do not reread as often as I should... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2020 at A Work in Progress
I have been very remiss in my lack of posts here. I have had so much to share of late, but other work keeps getting in the way. So my apologies to a few publicists/authors who have sent books my... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2020 at A Work in Progress
Who knew when I was making these prompts last year how appropriate this one would be! Considering the crazy week ahead of us and the fact that covid cases are surging (in my state in particular), now would be the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2020 at A Work in Progress
Hello all, I've been very remiss in posting this month. I have been thinking of all the bookishness I would like to share but finding myself short of time (or too tired) when I am not at work. My library... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2020 at A Work in Progress
A new month means a new prompt! Although I am thinking of revamping my monthly themed reading for next year, I do like having a fresh stack of books (always my own from my shelves) to greet me every month.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2020 at A Work in Progress
Whew. A few little milestones. Not only have I finished another section, part 11, but it was one of those slower going parts that was a little bit of a struggle for me to stay on task. Way back when... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2020 at A Work in Progress
There have been some issues regarding leaving messages here, and I believe it has been going on for some time but has gotten worse of late. I have gotten a little help from Typepad and it sounds like there is... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2020 at A Work in Progress
Fall is naturally the busiest publishing time of year and here we are, but this has been such a wonky year with publishing dates moved back, so I imagine it is going to be an especially busy new book Autumn!... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2020 at A Work in Progress
I don't think this is a spoiler to say--while the Godwulf Manuscript is the hook into the mystery, the reason for Spenser to become involved into what appears to be an innocuous case of a missing book, it is sort... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2020 at A Work in Progress
I am reading one and my fingers are twitching to pick up another (and maybe another after that one--lol). I never lack for variety! (And consider myself very fortunate indeed!).
Oh, well, at least we have books, right? Even if my reading is scattered, I am enjoying the books I am reading! The Mountain Lion is an NYRB that I have owned for ages and really must get to. Am dipping into a story collection by her that is quite good, too!
Okay, I am pulling this book out to read tonight (besides I am nearly finished with Eva Underground so have time left this month for another prompt book--as if I need an excuse, right?).
I have three on my pile and pretty much want the rest of them. I want to start all these books right now! I am so glad that publishers are reprinting these stories!!
Well, that sells me for sure! I have two of her Italy novels. Italy sounds like a perfect destination right now. Maybe read in pairing with a cappuccino and a tart? (Or my own homemade version of coffee and something sweet). Scooting that one over, too!!
Sorry Typepad is being so difficult. I would actually not mind blogging on another platform, but the idea of moving content overwhelms me at the moment. Maybe it will be my end of the year when I am at home with nowhere I can go--project!!I think you turned me on to Nicky Pellegrino in the first place and I do mean to read the books by her I bought. (Too spoiled for choice is always my problem). Tapestry of Love just hovers there and I think I may just go ahead and cave in even without finishing a book first. (As if that would be something new--lol). Dark Pines is in paperback, though would have to come from TBD--it sounds right up my alley though, so it goes on my wishlist for now! I really need to try one of the Longmire books--I have the first one and I suspect I would like them. I inherited a Nook from my mom, but it is hard to load free (library) ebooks on to it (I just need to take the time to figure it out!).
This is only a reading fresh start, but I am SO ready for normalcy in other ways. Even as things open up more here in Omaha, I don't feel like it is really real and am not jumping into doing things I did before--not until I am sure I can avoid getting sick!! So, a new book/a new story is always very welcome.
I think I might have to pick up the Rosy Thornton as soon as I finish Eva Underground. I have been eyeing it for weeks now and it sits by my bedside. So glad to hear you enjoyed it. And Italy is always a big draw for me when it comes to story settings!