Since my last post on Friday, things have improved a fair bit. I spent the weekend slowly regaining my health and strength – well, by regaining I mean getting back to my previous pretty crap levels rather than the really dreadful way I felt at the end of last week.
Once I could concentrate again, I started reading. On Friday, I had finished Neil White’s Dead Silent, which is number 4 in his DC Laura McGannity series. For some reason, I had got out of sync with this series, so I found myself reading number 3 on Saturday! “Last Rites” was another good read, although, a bit OTT in places even for me, and I have rated it on Goodreads as usual.
Sunday saw even more improvement and I was able to go downstairs for a while and watch cricket with Lovely Husband, in between glancing at the papers. I went back to bed in the afternoon and read almost two-thirds of “The Darkest Goodbye” by Alex Gray before giving up in irritation. The religious theme just annoyed me too much to carry on.
The next book I am reading is James Lee Burke’s “The Glass Rainbow”. I started it on Monday and found it a real change from the books I have been reading recently as it is set in the American deep south.
Today, I finally managed to visit the library to return the massive pile that I had finished during December and January and to pick up the last book in Neil White’s DC Laura McGannity series, number 5. Before I read that, I will finish the rest of the books which I borrowed before Christmas. They are pretty randomly chosen. This is what is so brilliant about libraries – browsing! Most of the books I read I find through sheer serendipity.
Over the weekend I stayed in pyjamas, but managed to wear a nicer outfit today. This time I have chosen purples and blues to go with my L’Arbre du Vent scarf designed by Montserrat Gonzalez-Lugo for Hermès (90cm). The image below shows it on my navy sweater in a loose drape.
- Purple wool mix jumper – Tommy Hilfiger. I love the wonderful colours in this yarn, but sadly it pills really badly. 🙁
- Indigo jeans – Cotton Traders.
- Purple and turquoise soutache earrings – BeadsNSoutache (no longer trading) on Etsy.
- Purple leather and pale gold bracelet – Ferragamo.
- Black leather ankle boots – Clarks. I am weaning myself from black footwear, but I love these and am not throwing them out! That would be taking colour co-ordinating to ridiculous levels!
- Navy metallic leather handbag – Massaccesi.
After visiting the Library, Lovely Husband took us out for a cup of tea. When we got home, I spent some time arranging bunches of beautiful flowers which he had brought home on Monday evening.
Now I have finished this post, I will have my afternoon treat (tea and cupcake) and then rest in bed. LH is promising that I can have trout for dinner – my favourite! Will post again tomorrow, all being well 🙂
So nice to meet another library addict. I love my local library, such a thrill to be able to borrow so many great books for free! I document what books I am reading on my Instagram account, Pudfish (though you will also find a lot of pics of my dog!) My husband went through a James Lee Burke phase a few years ago, he is a “completist” so read most of them and in the right order!