Hello, dear readers. I am still here, lest you thought I was frozen into the side a snowbank, never to appear again.
In spite of my lack of blog activity, I have been up to a lot of things, some reading related. I have 3 books on the reading pile, two of which I have finished.
1. Don Quixote-
My latest Classics Club read. It's funny and enjoyable and the translation done by Edith Grossman is great. I've been enjoying just a few chapters every evening by the fire with hot Earl Grey tea, my new favorite. I usually make the tea into a London Fog-with lots of steamy hot milk.
But back to the book, there is something so eerily amazing about reading a book that is so old. I'm quite enjoying it and there will be a full-fledged review, once I've finished it.
2. Small Victories by Anne Lamott-
3. The Nutmeg Tree by Margery Sharp-
This is a re-read, but I do love Sharp's incredible sly wit. The Nutmeg Tree is about a young, irrepressible widow who is left in the early days of WWI with a baby. After a dreadfully boring stint as a respectable young widow, she leaves the baby with her kindly in-laws and heads to the city. Susan, the baby, grows up dull and respectable, until she falls in love with an unscrupulous man and Julia has to help her get out of the mess. It's really funny and was a very quick read.
In addition to all of this reading, I'm working and doing as little outside as I possibly can (which usually means just the once-a-day trudge to do the animal chores and then scurrying inside as quickly as possible). I'm also dreaming of summer through a big stack of summer clothes that I have waiting at the sewing machine. So see? I haven't turned into a frozen brick of ice.