Maybe we can return to normal posting now. Maybe. But don’t worry about me if I miss a day here or there. Life is bumpy, you know? Mostly good stuff going on, but there are enough monkey wrenches to keep me on my toes. Fortunately, planes and being alone in a hotel room leaves some reading time. Sure, it could have been knitting time, but my projects right now aren’t so portable and frankly, sometimes the brain is too tired to talk to the fingers…
(How is it that I only have 70-some book posts when I’ve read 45 books already this year alone?)
Anyway, it seems I never mentioned The Chaperone. There’s a reason for that. Even if you love the early 20th century, country mouse goes to the city, or love always wins books, I can’t recommend it. Pity, because Laura Moriarty was a Literary Feast speaker (former JLC fundraiser), and I liked her a lot. Maybe if I was a Louise Brooks fan? Dunno…
Next up was Must Love Dogs, by Claire Cook. Sappy, happy, feel-good book. Made me miss my girls a little more. And no, I haven’t seen the movie either. Should I?
By the way, all of these books were read on my iPad via the Kindle app. Love technology. I had my iPad for staying on top of League business while I was out of town, and it doubled as my e-reader. I especially love the sync feature, so that if I was using my iPhone, I could still pick right up where I’d left off on the iPad, and vice versa.
Then there was a really quick read on the return flight, The Woof in the Wedding Plans by Regina Duke. Wish it hadn’t been a little novella; I really liked the characters, the setting, etc. Maybe it will evolve into something bigger if enough of us download this little book? (Hint, hint…)
Last but hardly least was Bidding on Death, the second book in Joyce Harmon’s Passatonnack wine cozy series. Too bad her cover art isn’t more inspiring; that’s Paco, the nearly main character. Maybe that’s saying too much… I enjoyed Cissy, the main human character and Polly, her lumbering, sweet dog in Died on the Vine, so it was fun to go back to the winery again, even if the winery was barely mentioned in this book.
I do love that Ms. Harmon seems to have revived the long-defunct Princess Anne County for the setting. Virginia Beach gobbled up the county in the last century, but based on a few comments about them being in a tidal area, I’m pretty sure the Queen Anne County in the book is a fictitious adaptation of the rural areas now well beyond Va Beach. Given that basically blogless Susan loaned me this book and she knows that area better than I do… what do you say, Sus?
Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have two dogs who feel they’re still in a walk deficit. What are you doing this weekend?