Wednesday, March 4, 2015

here we go, again

Here we go. Winter storm approaching. It might be more nasty than anything we faced in February. Lots of ice. Lots of sleet. With a nice snowy topping to hide it all.


In other news, I am on day 3 of the raging head cold. I feel better this morning, but still have some sniffles and a bit of a wonky feeling. It will pass. Lots of honey lemon tea, lots and lots of it, has been consumed.

Other things consumed, books. I read a few books while I was trapped in bed Sunday and Monday. In no particular order:

As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust by Alan Bradley: Flavia is at it again. This time in Canada at a boarding school. I adore this series. Great writing. Great characters. Great plots.

Miss Buncle's Book by DL Stevenson: This was a freebie on Nook a while back and I snatched it up. It was delightful. This series was written back in the 1930s and has been republished. Small town life in pre-war England. Lots of hilarious characters.

Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear: Another series book, and another mystery to boot. Set in post WWI England, Maisie has risen from a housemaid to a private investigator. Well written and the setting/time is captivating. Downton Abbey fans would enjoy this.

A Touch of Midnight by Lara Adrian: supernatural trashy romance. It was okay.

So, my long weekend had a decidedly English flavor as three of the four books were set in England or featured English characters! It made dealing with a head cold much easier, and almost pain free.

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