The literature curriculum for my sons' online school is well-rounded and we've enjoyed reading books such as, Huckleberry Finn, War of the Worlds, The Outsiders, The Hounds of Baskerville, and many more. So, during the school year, I've not had a lot of time to read for pleasure. But, when I do, I tend to devour several books in a row. [Is that called "Binge Reading"? :)] Over our Christmas break, I was given two books by an author I really enjoy, Alexander McCall Smith.
He writes two series that I am following, The Number 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Series, and Isabel Dalhousie Series. Over the summer I was able to catch up with Mwa Ramotswa and her sleuthing. BBC made a movie of this series, and it aired on HBO. We don't have cable, so I missed it. But I will be watching for the DVD!
And over our Christmas break I caught up with Isabel Dalhousie, a philosopher and observer who also seems to find herself in interesting situations with subsequent circumstances to solve.
The photos show some of those books in each series. The photos also show some of my new finds: a new braided runner and round braided placemats . I found at a cute store in town while waiting for my oldest to finish his 1st semester finals this week. When I found the shop, I didn't have a lot of time, so I will have to find another day to have a longer visit.
But, I did spot these. I already had a few throughout the house and love them for putting under lamps on tables, under candle holders, and glass vases, etc. They also help with keeping dust off of furniture! They add a little color, and (at least for me), they don't have to match!
So, what are you reading? Any favorite authors or series? or genre?
Have a wonderful weekend, and I hope you find some time to read!