— But you will be ready to say, what was your hope in doing this? — What did you look forward to? — To any thing, every thing — to time, chance, circumstances, slow effects, sudden bursts, perserverance and weariness ... Every possibility of good was before me, and the first of blessings secured ... — from Emma, by Jane Austen (1775-1817)
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February 18, 2013

Monday reading (or trying to...)




I hope everyone had (or, in the U.S., is still having) a wonderful weekend.  With my new work commitments, and the blizzard last weekend, and the non-blizzard this weekend,  I'm very glad to have this day off, after catching up yesterday with all the domestic stuff.

After reading most of an unusual and excellent biography during the blizzard, I found myself needing something entertaining and unchallenging in its slushy aftermath ... and for me, that's usually a mystery.  I remember being a little disappointed in Charles Finch's first Charles Lenox mystery, but the series has grown on me a little.  Good, not great, but the latest one --  Death in the Small Hours -- was perfect comfort reading for the bus {understandably, even the bus was off its routines last week} and snatches of reading in between . When I finished it, I picked up and then abandoned two other mysteries I had gotten from the library. Finally, though, I remembered that I still have two unread Deborah Crombies on my bookshelves and the new one will be out very soon, so I started reading Necessary as Blood, and all was well. :)

On the other hand, I was just about to bundle up {windy and cold today, but bright and sunny} and go for a walk -- mostly because I've been looking forward to getting back to the Georgette Heyer {Bath Tangle, recommended by Michelle} that I have on my Ipod, before I forget who all the characters are -- only to find that it had lost all of its charge.  Arrgh!! 


3 comments:

Lisa May said...

I am so excited that Murder by the Book here in Houston is hosting Deborah Crombie's launch party for the new book tomorrow - we never get exciting events like that here! I'll be heading over straight after work. And while I'm waiting for the talk to start, I'll probably find a book or two I need to buy...

Nan said...

I so love DC's series. I think about the characters between reading books. I think she is the best mystery writer alive today. Can't wait to read the new one.

JoAnn said...

I seem to be developing a greater fondness for mysteries, so must investigate Deborah Crombie. We had a slight taste of spring a few days ago, but it was back to snow today... all the better for reading!

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