And, the food's amazing. I don't even like gravy or sausage but I had to take a bite of husband's "The Amos" platter. And, then another.
The B.T.C. Old-Fashioned Grocery Cookbook is available for pre-order, just FYI. I've already forked out Christmas gift-card money on it, so I'll let you know what we think, when it arrives. On to the usual malarkey . . .
This week's arrivals:
- Under the Jeweled Sky by Alison McQueen (link leads to Publisher's Weekly review) - from Sourcebooks via Shelf Awareness
- The Captain's Daughter by Leah Fleming - from my book-gobbling librarian friend, Paula (Thanks, PJ!)
- Reasons for and Advantages of Breathing by Lydia Peelle (short stories) - via Paperback Swap
Last week's posts:
- The Children's Paul by J. G. Stevenson (review of a very old book)
- The Gods of Heavenly Punishment by Jennifer Cody Epstein (review in self-interview format)
- The Dancing Master by Julie Klassen (review)
The end of the week and the weekend were so busy that I didn't even manage to post a Fiona Friday photo. Here's your apology photo, a shot of a kitten taken through the window of the art studio next to B.T.C. Grocery. Awwwww.
Books finished last week (not reviewed, yet):
- A Star for Mrs. Blake by April Smith
- Lost Lake by Sarah Addison Allen
- Dept. of Speculation by Jenny Offill
- Viking Age: Everyday Life During the Extraordinary Era of the Norsemen by Kirsten Wolf
- The Sunne in Splendour by Sharon Kay Penman . . . slowly, slowly
I am terribly behind on email and reviews so if you've written to me, please be patient. First review of the week will be my review of Brain by Dermot Davis, tomorrow. I can't believe I'm already behind and the first month of the year is nearing its end! I'm having a great reading year, though. Very happy about that! Both A Star for Mrs. Blake and Lost Lake made fat tears stream down my face.
I loaned a book to my physical therapist on Friday and when I handed it to him he said, "Oh, ho, ho! You've saved my weekend!" That made me laugh. Then we were a tad late getting started because he had to read a few pages. Obviously, I think he's the coolest. I loaned him my copy of N0S4A2 by Joe Hill because he loves horror.
That's all the news! Happy Monday!
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