Good morning. How is your Monday going? Mine started off productively after getting sleepy girls to school. I ran by Target to stock up on tea; the TAZO Chai line (Chai Organic, Glazed Lemon Loaf, and Vanilla Bean Macaroon) was the big attraction for my tea fix. I’m currently finishing up a box of TAZO Chai Vanilla Caramel which I really like. I also picked up a box of NUMI Organic Jasmine Green which is also a favorite of mine. Then it was off to TJ’s to pick up some organic spuds, tofu, and milk as the dames wanted potatoes and tofu in their Japanese curry tonight. On my way to the post office I stopped by Boudin’s to get a loaf of their Oval Dark Bake; this bread is a must in our house. E had picked one up last Friday and it was gone by last night. What is your favorite, daily drink? Are you into fresh bread like us?
How is your 2018 reading coming along? I finished my First Book of the Year last night. I’ve been busy making cards at home all this time so I’ve only been reading at night.
This is my second time reading a work of Agatha Christie. I was curious about the Miss Marple series so I chose this for 2018.
When I had first started the book, I felt like a helicopter dropped me down into a flurry of activity where there’s a crowd of villagers gabbing about. So it took me a bit to get used to who was who at first. Then I felt I was moseying along and at times dreaded I had picked the wrong book to start off my year. Thankfully the plot picked up and I was interested in seeing who was where and when.
There was a herring or two that really threw me off. I was surprised at who actually killed the Colonel. Talk about devious! I have to admit though, despite that factor, I gave The Murder At The Vicarage ☆’.･.･:★’. Miss Marple was hardly around. I thought she would be the main character in charge of things like Inspector Armand Gamache, but it was the vicar who bustled about and who would think about the facts.
In last week’s post, Katherine had commented, “… I’m so glad you’re giving Miss Marple a try for 2018! I love her though Murder at the Vicarage isn’t her absolute best so don’t get discouraged if you don’t love her right away!…” I don’t know if this refers to what I felt above. Perhaps this first installment is just an entering gateway to Miss Marple’s character and her habit of playing detective? Maybe there’s a partnership with the vicar? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Oh well, I will give book two a chance but I’m not in a rush to right now.
On My Nightstand
- Silk is for Seduction (The Dressmakers #1) by Loretta Chase and
- The Virgin Cure by Ami McKay
- An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson
I’d like to mention again that my domain at this address will expire February 6th. I’m thinking I may change the blog’s name. I feel change in my bones for this 2018. There are things I’d like to experiment with and things to try. I will probably copy/paste this paragraph into future posts to remind you. I am very honored to have you as a reader; I hope you will continue to follow me in the future.
Off to finish my tea and brainstorm birthday cards for the twins. Thanks for dropping by today. TTYL and Happy Reading to you.