Books and I are friends again. This week, in particular, has cemented our relationship. Brian traveling, snowy weather, and a miserable cold have found me cozied up with a good book more often than not. My books of choice have left me crying and laughing and yearning for the companionship of the characters long after the last page was read.
My friend, Jenny, recommended These is my Words and, *sigh*, I loved it. It is the next book I will recommend to anyone who asks.
Brian has wanted me to read Papa Married a Mormon for years. I finally humored him and was glad I did. The author, John Fitzgerald, wrote the Great Brain series which Brian read aloud to each of our kids at bedtime. I remember hearing them laugh and laugh at the antics of "the Great Brian" and his siblings and they begged me to read the books for myself. I will. . . some day.
Audio books are something I have only recently taken advantage of, and this one (The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie) is fantastic. I mostly listened in the car, but at one point I brought the CDs inside and listened while I cleaned bathrooms, folded laundry, and started dinner. It made these chores actually tolerable. I loved the voice of Jayne Entwistle. She has the perfect British accent for this story.
I was excited to discover that there are two other Flavia de Luce novels. (Flavia is our heroine.) Hold requests at the library are in the works.
I've exceeded my "goal" of one book a month, but what to read next? What to read next?