Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Snow, cold, and winter reading
I can't recall a snowier December than we have experienced this year. While beautiful to look at, arriving at any destination can be rather difficult. Thankfully, the roads were still clear when I met my friends Sheila and Suzie for coffee yesterday. It was so nice to see them and get caught up with the goings on of all three families.
I haven't been feeling the best but I've kept in the Christmas mood with good books and movies. Two of my favorite Miss Read books were read, The Christmas Mouse and No Holly For Miss Quinn. Neither book requires having read any of her series to be enjoyed.
I'm still reading Shepherd's Abiding, a favorite Christmas book by Jan Karon. Has anyone read her new book, yet? The reviews on Amazon did not look promising.
I thought her last book okay, not my favorite but it did give insight into Father Tim's past. I suppose it is somewhat a "bridge" book between the Mitford series and her new book. Although my husband read Home to Holly Springs and loved it and he didn't like the Mitford books (he started to read a couple and gave them back to me).
I have a stack of books from the library which must receive attention soon. They have been neglected to take advantage of the variety of family friendly movies available this time of year on TV. Which is why the coffee table in the living room is groaning under the weight of books waiting to at least receive a perusal.
The kitchen is calling as cookies must be made today. Believe me, having the oven on will feel great and even washing dishes in hot, sudsy water feels good. Brrrr....
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