Archive for March, 2019

Walk with Me – Turn Left

When I drafted this post it was Pie Day. 3.14…that is cool, but I didn’t get too it. No, I did not bake nor eat a pie. If I had I would need to walk far more often. Then Spring Sprang, but it was a cold day, yet lovely in my swamp. No, I did not walk that day either.  My Grandfather Cash once told me that he wrote this poem:

Spring has Sprung. The grass has Riz. I wonder where the flowers is.

He did not, I later discovered.

Then it was Southern Farm Day. We invited my family and we explored the culture. Interesting fun indeed. The best part were homemade push toys we bought for The Grand Daughters. There are several more comments, but those might be filed under Cultural Conditioning of this city girl.

I did not turn left that day, either.

Today, after turning left and returning,  I decided  to write about another wonderful book I just finished reading. I wish I could report that I wrote it. Maybe when I grow up as a writer.

Deanna Raybourn, one of my favorites, recently published A Dangerous Collaboration. I adore mysteries, especially in an historical setting, but I am also a romantic down to my tibia. (a bit worried about my toes. I squirm during a pedicure). Therefore, I am pleased to announce that the tension between Deanna’s main characters, Veronica and Stoker, was riveting and kept the who-done-it questions popping up with at least every other page.

And, I actually learned a fair amount about plants and butterflies without having to read boring non-fiction.

Well Done, yet again, Deanna. Keep it up!

BTW: I also appreciate your numerous Turn-Left Tweets, Deanna Raybourn.

Enough

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Walk with Me – Turn Left

Today I did walk left. Really. Yes, it was not far, to the post office, but oh, the treasures, even the bills were interesting. One bill was for $3.93 for traveling on a highway where a camera from Orwell’s 1984 took a picture of my car. I paid it while wondering how long it will be before other cameras charge us for photography. Check the walls in your restrooms.

Now, I wish to review a recently read novel, Uneasy Lies the Crown by Tasha Alexander. Fantastic. Five Stars. Alexander has been a favorite author of English History Fiction since her first book, And Only to Deceive. Emily and Colin Hardgraves assist the new Edwardian king, Edward VII, in solving a series of gruesome murders. I particularly like her smooth transitions between her story line and the characters’ historical family background.

Alexander did not disappoint. Her characters, plot, and descriptions are brilliant. I am looking forward to reading more about Colin and Emily and my second favorite homeland.

Our lovely UPS lady just delivered Deanna Raybourn’s newest, A Dangerous Collaboration. I would start reading right this minute, but there appears to be a controversy in the laundry room. Mr. Whirlpool doesn’t approve of his matching dryer. Ah, life is rough.

Enough! 

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