"Some people say life is the thing, but I prefer reading"
- Logan Pearsall Smith
Sunday, February 28, 2010
Abby's Sunday morning
There's been a real hint of autumn in the air over the last few days & Abby & I are very pleased about that. Autumn is my favourite time of year - probably because I'm so relieved summer is over for another year, but I just have so much more energy in autumn. I start making plans for the garden, start thinking about all the baking I'll do in the cooler months ahead & look forward to winter Sunday afternoons of reading. Abby has already started getting into her autumn/winter routine. Instead of sleeping in the garden or under the tree in the front garden after her morning patrol, she prefers to settle down inside when the weather cools down. That's my old dressing gown she's snuggling into. She decided it was time I bought a new one not long after she came to live with me by snuggling down into it one day when I'd left it thrown over the couch. She looked so comfortable that I just left her to it & bought a new one for myself.
I'm an avid reader who loves middlebrow fiction, 19th century novels, WWI & WWII literature, Golden Age mysteries & history. Other interests include listening to classical music, drinking tea, baking cakes, planning my rose garden & enjoying the antics of my cats, Lucky & Phoebe. Contact me at lynabby16AThotmailDOTcom
Margaret Finds a Future - Mabel Esther Allan The American Senator - Anthony Trollope Heat Lightning - Helen Hull The Children of Henry VIII - John Guy Miss Pym Disposes - Josephine Tey
The Secret Rooms - Catherine Bailey An Unsuitable Attachment - Barbara Pym Quartet in Autumn - Barbara Pym The Hidden Force - Louis Couperus
The Time by the Sea - Ronald Blythe Life After Life - Kate Atkinson Serving Victoria - Kate Hubbard A Country Life - Roy Strong The Morville Hours - Katherine Swift Sylvester - Georgette Heyer City of the Mind - Penelope Lively
Georgette Heyer - Jennifer Kloester Millions Like Us - Jenny Hartley The Scots Kitchen - F M McNeill The Land of Green Ginger - Winifred Holtby
The Rector & The Doctor's Family - Margaret Oliphant Book of English Food - Arabella Boxer Oxford Ransom - Veronica Stallwood Wicked Women of Tudor England - Retha M Warnicke Westwood - Stella Gibbons Ellie Hardwick Mysteries - Barbara Cleverly (audio)