A friend came home from the hospital after several weeks.
It is warm during the day but the nights are chilly and the trees are putting on their fall finery.
Going to a home owner’s association potluck supper tomorrow. Will be nice to talk to people I only see in the elevator, atrium or at the mailboxes. Maybe meet some new folks.
Reading a book by an author I haven’t read before. I have read reviews of his books that made me think his books were not for me. Happy surprise! This will be a must-read author now. You would think by now I would know not to take reviews too seriously
Joining the hop
Book Beginnings On Friday
Innocence by Dean Koontz.
Here are the first and last two sentences of the first chapter.
Having escaped one fire, I expected another…For me, being set afire was merely the expectation of an inevitable conclusion. This fair world, compounded of unaccountable beauties and enchantments and graces, inspired in me only one abiding fear, which was that I might live in it too long.
I was hooked with those sentences and the more I read the more awful and wonderfuI it is. I am one-quarter of the way in and hope to finish it this weekend. I have no idea what will happen or how it will end.
The book I am reading now is Patricia Cornwell’s Flesh and Blood
the first sentence of chapter one:
Copper flashes like shards of aventurine glass on top of the old brick wall behind our house. I envision ancient pastel stucco workshops with red tile roofs along the Rio dei Vetrai canal, and fiery furnaces and blowpipes as maestros shape molten glass on marvers. Careful not to spill, I carry two espressos sweetened with agave nectar.
His gloved hand turns a modern satin chrome knob that is an insult to the vintage oak front door.
“It’s completely closed now but when the first responding officers got here it was ajar.” He continues to ignore my questions.
I always like Cornwell’s Scarpetta books.
The last couple were not as good as earlier ones but
with this book she seems back on her game.
I am celebrating that after a couple of weeks of feeling like I was spinning my wheels at work and getting nothing done this week was productive. I had some help and the stack of papers has dwindled down to manageable. Another week it should be gone, gone, gone.
And I am so happy that I lucked into a great sale on Skimmies. Between the 20% off and a $10.00 coupon I saved $30.00. If you don’t what Skimmies are…they are slip shorts. Great under skirts or to sleep in.
I also celebrate that the days are getting longer though it is still cold.
Spring is on the way!
You copy the first sentence or two in the book you are reading and give your first impressions.
The book I am reading is
The Search For Anne Perry by Joanne Drayton
Meg hurried back from lunch. It was Thursday afternoon and the next day was her last in the office for two weeks. The weather was warming, and she and her partner, Pim, were going to Wales for their summer holiday.
Doesn’t tell you anything about the book. Truthfully, it isn’t at all what I thought it would be. Anne Perry, a bestselling author of Victorian Era detective murder mysteries, when a teenager murdered a classmate’s mother. She spent time in prison then reinvented herself. I am half way life through the book and know very little about Perry’s life other than her writing process and the long road to success. I will finish the book this weekend only because I never give up on a book.
We go to page 56 of a book and copy a sentence or two from that page.
I am using the same book The Search For Anne Perry by Joanne Drayton.
From the safety of their domestic worlds, readers could be transported to a place that was unimaginably foreign yet vividly experienced. In the popular framework of the detective fiction genre she could also challenge readers to think about difficult and morally testing questions.
Fourth and last I am Celebrating the Small Things with Lexa Cain
I had a couple of unexpected days off this week because we were having a new computer system installed. Since 95% of my work is done on the computer without a computer I have nothing much to do. The weather was cold and sunny. Beautiful and fine for a couple of walks and some window shopping. So I enjoyed the days at home.