also watched turkeys courting and I read some good books and turned 68 and was given a Kindle by my sons along with some 'real' books from others. I've talked about them over on my daily blog...
And I've had a lot of fun downloading free books to my Kindle from Project Gutenberg . . . Oz books, Edgar Rice Burroughs books, Wodehouse books. . .
A fun thing happened -- Roseanne Daryl Thomas, the author of Beeing, a book I mentioned here last month, as well as blogging about it on my other blog, got in touch with me after reading my write up. We've had a pleasant exchange of emails and discovered quite a lot of things that we have in common --including a love for P.G. Wodehouse.
Who's Reading What
Witch of Stitches said, "I just picked up a copy of India Black this afternoon - both you and someone else, can't remember who, mentioned it and I thought it looked interesting. Also picked up copies of Gaskell's Wives & Daughters and Cranford for my Gaskell challenge - all of this after picking up several books at the library! Of course, as always, there is a pile of books next to my chair waiting to be read."
Deana the Queena of the Hell or Highwater Book Club writes: "This morning I finished "Dogs," by Abigail Dewitt, also a local writer, whose prose is like a polished gem. You can read about it on Amazon if you'd like a more complete explanation of the story. I'll just say that my tears continued to flow after I closed the last page, partly because it was sad, partly because the story was so easy to relate to, and partly because it was told so beautifully."
Deb A of Aliens and Alibis says, "I’ve gone back to the older authors lately. A number of library books are looking at me with soulful eyes but somehow the old books are what comes to hand when I want a new book. Right now I am reading Shadowy Horses by Susanna Kearsley – this is one I’ve read before but I read it more for the characters now. I’ve also got some Mary Stewart on the shelf. I have a couple of Barbara Michaels to read also – Into the Darkness and Die for Love which is by Elizabeth Peters. (Note: As you may already know: Barbara Michaels and Elizabeth Peters are the pen names of Barbara Mertz.) Not really old books but very satisfying. Maybe it’s a sign of aging but these writers have the power to keep me glued to the pages without a serial killer, tons of blood and inventive torturers.
Back to the final pages of Shadowy Horses."
Pat in East TN tells me: "I have finished reading a couple of Jo-Ann Mapson's earlier books. I like her writing and had never gotten into the earlier books. About a year ago I read HALF BROKE HORSES by Jeannette Walls and really enjoyed it, so now I am reading her book THE GLASS CASTLE. It's an account of her growing up and believe me, she had quite a life! "
Eleanor W "just finished a book I really like, "Enough About Love" by Herve Le Tellier...different, French-style...ooolala!"
Time to begin to think about the garden . . .