Saturday, January 7, 2017

Saturday Snapshot...

so glad he's feeling better, it was a tense New Years Eve...

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Teaser Tuesday...


Welcome to Teaser Tuesday, the weekly Meme that wants you to add books to your TBR, or just share what you are currently reading. It is very easy to play along:
• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers! Everyone loves Teaser Tuesday.

from Dead Cold, Louise Penny

Had CC de Poitiers known she was going to be murdered she might have bought her husband, Richard, a Christmas gift.  She might even have gone to her daughter's end of term pageant at Miss Edwards's School for Girls, or 'girth' as CC liked to tease her expansive daughter. Had CC de Poitiers know the end was near she might have been at work instead of in the cheapest room the Ritz in Montreal had to offer.

I'm still reading Dead Cold, no reflection on the book,. Just when I'm not feeling well, I can't seem to focus on a book. AND I really love this opening paragraph. 

Hope your reading week is great, I'm sitting down today and finishing this book.

Monday, January 2, 2017

Happy New Year 2017


Well it's 2017.  I usually take part in a writers prompt, even if it's just to practice writing, often not posted here or anywhere.  Well Mama Kat certainly got my title for me. Prompt 3. If the way you spent your New Year’s Eve is any indication of how the rest of the year will go, how would you say your future is looking right about now?

Well the above picture is pretty much what my basement looked like.  I had a pipe burst, it rained all over my furnace, so that had to come off, and all over my laundry and my whole room.   I swept like the best little sweeper you could imagine to get as much water down the drain as possible.  So I sure hope that my future year is not going to be this wet.

and then in the middle of all this...
my beautiful cat is sick,  we thought this was the beginning of the end.  Well he's bounced back, hopefully for good.  Perhaps he was just doing a cleanse.  He hadn't eaten for a full week, just small amounts of water... he even looked like he had a headache.  All I could think of was "what was I going to do with a dead animal on New Years Eve".  So in the end it's the beginning of a great year, my cat is well, my floor in the basement is sparkling clean, all that hot water... and Handy Andy has agreed to put in a new drain/ $$$$ finally. 






Sunday, December 11, 2016

Sunday Salon... Dead Cold

I've read a number of Louise Penny's books, and decided that I should begin at the beginning in order to spend more time with Inspector Gamache.   So while I've only just begun,  I look forward to the finding of the dead body.   Isn't that awful.  Anxiously awaiting  the Inspector.  Happy reading.

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Epistolary Challenge... 2017

I haven't done a Reading Challenge for a couple of years, mostly because I'm a terrible tracker of what I read.  However I thought I'd jump on board for the Epistolary Challenge hosted by Whatever I think of.

I have a number of Nick Bantock books on my shelf for they are first on the list. 
Beginning with the Forgetting Room.

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Snapshot Saturday

and he'll be big enough to grow a beard, orange or otherwise.
I saw this on Facebook today and thought how true it is.  I remember being so TIRED when my little boys was little and he had all these needs,  and then he grew up
taking it easy
 selling his wares


Friday, November 25, 2016

Friday 56...A Duty to the Dead

" Lieutenant Graham, I'd like very much to ask you a question.  Though you needn't answer if you don't with to."
"Of course.  What is it?"
"Can you right this wrong for your brother?  Is it in your powers?"
"Why should you doubt me?" His voice was cold.
:it isn't doubting you so much as wanting to believe that his faith in both of us wasn't misplaced.  I saw his distress.

Friday 56 is hosted by Freda at Freda's voice.