Hope you all had a great weekend. We went to the plant sale and found more plants for our backyard. There’s still a lot of work to be done but it makes me so happy to see the plants doing well and growing. We’ve reduced the amount of lawn in our backyard, gone to all native plants and most are low water usage, draught tolerant and low maintenance.
My book on hold was Ghost Stories which is an Everyman’s Pocket Classics book. One of my favorites is in this edition, “The Monkey’s Paw,” but there are stories by Edith Wharton, Guy De Maupassant, Elizabeth Taylor and Penelope Lively to name a few. A perfect read for this time of the year right?
Then I also picked up Academy Street by Mary Costello. This one was on the new books shelf. According to the book jacket this story is about Tess Lohan. She is the kind of woman we meet and fail to notice every day. When I opened the book I found the following quote:
“In the depths of the winter I finally learned that there lay in me an unconquerable summer.” ~ Albert Camus.
I love that quote and didn’t need to read more about the book. I had to check it out.
Finally I went over to the Mysteries section and picked up The Risk of Darkness by Susan Hill. I read the first two Inspector Serrailler mysteries and liked that but was a bit frustrated with the main character but I’ve decided to give him another chance.
Now time to get back to my books for a few more pages before it’s time to go to bed.