Friday, 6 January 2017
2017 book haul . . .
I have been sleeping very badly recently. Yesterday I had to go back to bed around 8 a.m. (having been up since around 5 a.m.) I slept through the phone ringing (our eldest daughter phones most days on her way to work) but was just coming out of a really deep sleep to hear the toot, toot, toot of the Mobile Library. I threw on clothes and staggered out to it (Keith had got there to tell him I was asleep), and brought this wonderful haul of reading in with me. The Pamela Hartshorne and Anne Cleeves novels were ones I'd asked for. A Burnable Book, Plotted in Cornwall and The Serpent Papers I couldn't resist. The latter book I bought for our middle daughter for Christmas. Now I won't have to ask to borrow it. Pamela Hartshorne writes similar books to Barbara Erskine, where the main character seems to move (in their mind) between time periods, so they are always an interesting read.
I have only just discovered Ann Cleeves, though I saw some of the Shetland dramas on tv. I really enjoy her writing, and treated myself to her first four novels on Amazon (they cost less than £10 the four). The Jodi Taylor ones (I have all six) have been sent by a friend of mine, and are great escapism.
The latest Phil Rickman was released yesterday, and here is my copy! NO WAY could I not buy it. I was awake early again this morning so went downstairs and read it for a couple of hours. Merrily, her daughter Jane, boyfriend Lol etc are old friends of mine . . .
This was a Christmas present from my husband. My only problem is I want to read ALL of the books at once! Here, the tale is about the young Jamie, years before he meets Claire . . .
Finally, I couldn't resist this cookery magazine. I do have a weakness for such things, but in my defence I choose carefully and normally keep them for years . . .
Right, I had better get some housework done, especially if I want to read later . . .