Miss Mimi is hard at work, well maybe hardly working would be more like it. But her job is very important. She’s just simply gorgeous and inspirational and brings pure joy to the writing table.
January and February have blown past like dry leaves in a wind storm. I have visited so many of my yearly book groups and added several brand new ones. It’s delightful to see all the familiar faces and catch up on goings on and new books that everyone is reading. Time seems to be literally flying this year. And the books keep on coming.
Mary Alice Monroe’s just announced the title and cover of her upcoming novel. This cover screams summer. I am excited to read the review copy that is coming my way soon.
Another great cover, coming soon. THE LAST TRAIN TO KEY WEST by Chanel Cleeton is sure to please. A great must-read for summer. I loved it.
The non-fiction book I’m raving about right now. Just out this week, THE SPLENDID AND THE VILE by Erik Larson. Stay tuned for my upcoming review of this amazing history of Churchill’s first year as Prime Minister.
What have I been doing with my spare time? Well, not much spare time around here. I should be spending every waking moment reading. However, once in a while, when my husband and I have time off together, we’ve been haunting the local garden centers and boy oh boy have we hit the jackpot lately.
We’ve been searching for just the right little tree to plant in commemoration of our beloved Maurice, Diego, Isis, and Syeed. When we found this little tree with the lovely purple flowers we just knew it was the right one. The ashes of our kitties that have passed have already contributed to the flourishing of this mighty little tree. I think it’s just super.
I found this beauty at the Saturday Farmer’s Market here on the Cape. It’s perfect for this area as this bird is an Ibis. See the rounded orange bill. I am a huge fan of the Ibis and love watching them scour the yard for goodies. They are also great walking companions early in the morning. Often they have landed at my feet and walked along on my morning walks. We name most everything here at our house so we named our new bird Miss Iris.
I’m really looking forward to the time change. I am not a fan of early darkness. Don’t forget to set your clocks ahead on Saturday night before you go to bed. Spring forward. And spring into your next great read. Cheers!
Suzanne Schwartz, you’ve won the giveaway of THE GIRL IN THE WHITE GLOVES. I will send out an email to let you know. Will ask for your mailing address so the publisher can get your book in the mail. Congrats. As always, I thank all of you for making this giveaway so successful!