Friday, January 11, 2008

Time flies when ...

Not much to tell really. I've given up shopping having just received my credit card bill with the last of the Christmas purchases. I think I've watched a half dozen Midsomer Murders, found and enjoyed some P.D James on DVD, flipped through a few magazines and finished one book.

Consolation was reviewed at Bookchase and it sounded interesting so I reserved a copy at my library. I've finished it and handed it on to Paul. Set in Toronto, just down the road, it is a story within a story and an enjoyable read.

I've managed to survive a full week back at the gym after our Christmas break and seeing as I have now arrived at my one year anniversary I can say that it was one of the best things I did for myself in 2007. I feel so much better physically and mentally and there is the added bonus of new friendships. Who knew sweating could be so much fun!

We had a teaser of spring and now it's gone. Darn.


Kathleen said...

Ah, the best part of winter is the time we can give to reading books...and not feeling guilty! As a true anglophile, I have ordered the one you mentioned about the Queen from my library. I just finished "The Almost Moon" by Alice Sebold. Wasn't crazy about it. I LOVED her "The Lovely Bones" so much I bought a copy after reading it. I've also just read "A Thousand Splendid Suns" the author of The Kite Runner...can't recall his name. It was a wonderful book, and a sad commentary on what it's like to be a woman in Afghanistan. I'm just starting "The Long Walk Home" by Will North, and have a new Garrison Keillor waiting for pickup. Ah....I love January. No chance of a false spring around here! Not this soon!!

Carl V. said...

We had the same spring teaser and it makes the return to cold quite disappointing.

That book's cover looks amazing. And story within story tales are something I generally enjoy.

Congrats on your year anniversary!

Elizabeth said...

K: I didn't finish Almost Moon disliking it right from the first page but I too loved Lovely Bones.
I would like to see the BBC show that prompted the book but so far have not seen it mentioned here. Haven't read the others although Paul likes the G. Keillor books.

Carl: I think we share very similar weather, we just your storms a day or two after they track north and cross the border. *grin*

Anonymous said...

thats really hard to take when you get those little teasers and then they go away again. its quite nice if its for like 2 weeks or something, 'cause then you felt like you got something a little special much earlier than you should've. and you could enjoy it 'cause it was long enough to enjoy.

but those that last for just 2 or 3 days and make just start to hope, and aren't even long enough to enjoy, those are the worst...