Well my “allergies” ended up being the start of a cold so needless to say I haven’t been doing much lately. All I could do yesterday was hang out in bed with the iPad and watch countless youtube videos on art journaling techniques. Of course now I can’t wait to try some of that stuff and buy some new supplies. hee.
So I’m sorry it’s been quiet around here. I feel behind on everything and will try to catch up over the weekend but first I just want to feel back to normal.
I also haven’t forgotten that I recently mentioned that I had added some books to my TBR list after an outing to our indie bookshop. So here they are with descriptions from the publishers:
- On the Floor by Aifric Campbell. Longlisted for the Orange Prize, a hard-living investment banker has three days to decide her destiny in this thrilling novel.
- The Parallel Apartments by Bill Cotter. Justine Moppett is 34, pregnant, and fleeing an abusive relationship in New York to dig up an even more traumatic childhood in Austin. Written by a Texan Gabriel Garcia Marquez who writes tragicomic twists.
- The Curiosity by Stephen Pk. Kiernan. Dr. Kate Philo and her scientific exploration team make a breathtaking discovery in the Arctic: the body of a man buried deep in the ice. As a scientist in a groundbreaking project run by the egocentric and paranoid Erastus Carthage, Kate has brought small creatures–plankton, krill, shrimp–back to life for short periods of time. But the team’s methods have never been attempted on larger life-forms.
- In Falling Snow by Mary Rose MacCale. Iris, a young Australian nurse, travels to France during World War I to bring home her fifteen-year-old brother, who ran away to enlist. But in Paris she meets the charismatic Dr. Frances Ivens, who convinces Iris to help establish a field hospital in the old abbey at Royaumont, staffed entirely by women—a decision that will change her life.
If you’ve read some of these let me know.