"Some people say life is the thing, but I prefer reading"
- Logan Pearsall Smith
Saturday, February 25, 2012
Too hot to think
It's very hot in Melbourne at the moment. 34 degrees yesterday, 38 today and 34 tomorrow. I have a terrific new thriller to review, Hope Road by John Barlow, but it's too hot to sit in the study and write the review. I'm sitting in the cool lounge room writing this on my new iPad - which is really my friend P's old iPad. P has upgraded and set me up with a wireless network which is very useful on days like today. I can sit in the coolest room of the house and type this while working out how to use the iPad and everything that goes with it.
BUT, I couldn't work out how to add a photo because the post would look boring without one (I've got all my photos on the iPad but still couldn't do it). So, here I am, sitting in the study, typing very quickly, adding a photo & then scuttling back to the cool kitchen to think about salads for dinner.
Poetry tomorrow & hopefully my review of Hope Road early next week (after the cool change).
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 Miss Pym Disposes - Josephine Tey
The Secret Rooms - Catherine Bailey Pigs in Clover - Simon Dawson
The Time by the Sea - Ronald Blythe Mr Standfast - John Buchan Life After Life - Kate Atkinson 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 Bertie - Jane Ridley (audio)