Wednesday, 24 August 2022

Books, Books and Perhaps Just One More Book ...



Last month I bought these three books, I got about a quarter way through Grounding and then a magazine arrived and I never went back to it.  It's sat on the shelf in the living room looking at me as though it's been deserted ... it has!

Okay I'm sorry!!

I noticed it glaring at me last night, I thought to myself I should remedy that immediately and pick up where I left off or perhaps start all over again today ... then there was a knock at the door this morning


I can't remember what I was reading when I saw the blurb for this book, but straight away I thought 'that's right up my street' and ordered it immediately

Amazon Prime is DANGEROUS I tell you DANGEROUS!!

But also good, very, very good.

I mean books, they are good things aren't they ... almost on a par with having two tons of pasta in your cupboard. 😉 It means Winter will be all cosy indoors, cuddled up with blankets, perhaps even a hot water bottle, far too much coffee and the ability to close the door on the rest of the world for a bit.

Perhaps I need to stock up on coffee ....


Sue xx




29 comments:

  1. I've got both on order from the library - but both have waiting lists so it might be a while

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    1. The are very popular books so I'm not surprised, hopefully you'll find them worth the wait.

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  2. Books can become friends. I have some I could never part with. The Thunderstone book sounds good reading and right up your street.

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    1. Yes, I have a large proportion of my books that I could never part with. I should perhaps have a sort through all the shelves and put all the special ones in one place ... just in case I have to rescue them quickly :-)

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  3. Hi Sue, thanks for the info ; have ordered the book as right up my street too x

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    1. No problem, I hope you enjoy it. If you wish to continue to comment as 'Anonymous' could you add your first name at the end of the comment. All Anonymous comments will be deleted in the very near future.

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    2. HI Sue, sorry did not add my name as not so tech savvy, my name is Mo and I always read you blog and really enjoy your pasts with your furry friends x

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    3. Nice to meet you Mo, it's not a problem ... and I didn't mean to make it sound like a telling off :-)

      I really don't mind anonymous comments if I know the first name of the person making them, but just recently the 'spambots' etc are making their comments sound more and more like 'real' comments in a bid to get people to their sites, so if in doubt I delete them and I would hate to accidently delete a regular reader's comment.

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    4. Hi Sue, and many thanks for your reply, I have read your blog for several years now and would never ever leave you a bad comment, love to you all x

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  4. You make Winter sound so inviting Sue! I really like the look of your new book as it's right up my street too, perhaps I should seek it out :)
    I keep meaning to say how much I love your new header and the Disclaimer too. I'm the Tinned Pear Queen and you are the Queen of Re-invention ...lol.... ;)

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    1. I think Winter is suddenly on my mind due to the last week's evenings and nights suddenly going so cold. It makes you think of getting out all the fleecy blankets and hot water bottles doesn't it. But the forecast is for a warm Bank Holiday weekend so I may hold on a while longer :-)

      I love the header too, happy holiday memories. The disclaimer has always been on the sidebar it was just further down before, but I've been having a bit of a rejig so I could add my old header photos to the sidebar and it made sense to move it up.

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  5. I have made a note of your new book - already have the veg book (found it a while ago in The Works - another place as dangerous as Amazon - though I have never signed up for Prime....yet). Don't get mixed up and find yourself reading the pasta packets and cooking the books!

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    1. Luckily for my purse we don't have a The Works, although I did walk past one in Llandudno last week.

      Haha ... I did briefly have a blog called Cooking the Books, only it was the recipes from them and not the paper that I cooked.

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  6. I too love books, I have three that I am dipping in and out of at the moment, The Secret Diaries of Anne LIster, The Thursday Murder Club and Eat to Live .I have got rid of quite a few but I don't think I could have a home without books, it would be like a garden without flowers. I thought I had a good supply of pasta but you beat me, spaghetti and macaroni are my favourite , if I follow the Eat to Live plan ( which I hope to ) it is going to be there for a while.

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    1. I don't understand people that don't have at least one shelf of books in their homes, it always seems very strange to me.

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  7. I love books and spend a lot of time reading now that I am retired. I never buy books, tho, I always just get them from the library. It surprised me that you buy books but I am glad you enjoy them!

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    1. I don't like handing books back, hence me not even joining the library since I moved here. I like to own them, but saying that I am a lot more discerning about the ones I buy now. I think I have bought less than ten, and sold two boxes full over the course of this year, very good going for me.

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  8. Thunderstone sounds so good! I'm so good I haven't got Amazon Prime! xxx

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    1. I frequently debate getting rid of Amazon Prime, but I do enjoy the programmes and Alexa comes in handy ... free delivery on orders and books is like the free gift stuck on the cover of a comic :-)

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  9. ain't for city gals24 August 2022 at 18:35

    About five years ago my motto became "almost all i need in life is good coffee, good scotch and good books".

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    1. Brilliant ... I would just change that to 'good coffee, fresh air and good books'.

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  10. Books are excellent things.

    God bless.

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  11. Thunderstone looks very interesting. It does not seem to be available yet in the US, although several UK booksellers will ship. I'll wait a bit. I like your vision of winter coziness!

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    1. Winter is on my mind after a few chillier nights, but I am looking forward to Autumn and then Winter.

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  12. I bought Thunderstone yesterday for my kindle - we got rid of most of our books when we moved into our retirement village in New Zealand but had to at least keep the gardening books and cookery books. It was hard to get rid of so many books but justified it by the fact that neither of us can read small print any more. BTW, didn't expect Thunderstone to be on Amazon Kindle but there it was so I couldn't resist getting it. Audrey

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    1. I got rid of my Kindle a few years ago when I realised that I also had access to all it's books on my phone. I do have a good selection on there for holidays and times when I need a book when I'm on the move etc, but a good 'real book' will always win with me.

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  13. I thought of you this week. We spent quite a lot of time at the retirement property, and there is something very lovely about being able to tidy up a small place in two shakes of a lambs tail, about having just the right number of dishes and of pots. No excess, just enough. A quick wash up after a sensible meal, a quick run of the sweeper, and I am once again free to do as I please. I thought of you, and your satisfaction in your small little space, and I understood it completely.

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