Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Books and Other Stuff...

This spring has been a busy one for me. A few bumps in the road like my husband's 52 Chevy getting hit by an uninsured driver, and it's in sad shape. It needs a replacement door on the driver's side, but they are hard to find these days, so the hunt is on.

I've been doing a lot more reading. My current book is Blindsided: Lifting a Life Above Illness: A Reluctant Memoir by Richard M. Cohen, about his journey with Multiple Sclerosis. It's interesting to learn how someone else, with symptoms much like mine, dealt with all the changes in his life. My next selection will be something lighter like Whitethorn Woods by Maeve Binchy or A Fatal Grace by Louise Penny.

Maeve Binchy is an old favorite. After her death, I purposely set her final book, A Week in Winter, aside to enjoy at a later time. I knew there wouldn't be another, so I saved it for a special treat. I finished it in 2016. I used to get her books from the Public Library, read everything they had, and thought that was it. Imagine my delight to discover a couple of her books I hadn't read before!

Louise Penny is a new discovery. A couple friends had mentioned how much they enjoyed her books, so I read the first book in the Inspector Gamache series, Still Life, and I really enjoyed it. A nice cozy mystery. I'm looking forward to the second book in the series.

Other than reading, I've been working on small projects, researching ancestors, spending time with family. and the usual day to day things. The cooler weather has been so nice, but as we plunge into summer the temps are predicted to get hot! I'll be the gal sitting inside with the AC cranked up. Heat's not good for me. Perhaps a getaway to a lake or the ocean will be in the plans!