Sunday, 18 November 2018

Tea and treats and the shortest post ever...

This morning I have a steaming cup of chai tea in a new mug I just purchased from the annual Waterloo Pottery Sale, a slice of freshly baked Date Bread, and a delicious Date Bar.  Unfortunately I have no books to talk about! I started reading two books last week but haven’t finished either one… yet.
Missing, Presumed by Susie Steiner is an excellent British police procedural that follows Detective Sergeant Manon Bradshaw as she searches for grad student Edith Hind, who went missing over the weekend.  Edith's fiancĂ©, family and friends are frantic to find her, and as Manon and her team know, the longer someone is missing, the more likely the shift from a missing persons’ case to a search for a body. I’ve never read this author before, and don’t remember where I heard about this novel, but I’m so glad I did.  I will finish it next week and tell you more about it then.
And I’m nearly halfway through The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood, which is the book we will be discussing at my Friends Book Club meeting tomorrow night.  I’ve read this book many times before, but I hope I won’t be skimming it just to finish in time for the meeting.  I want to make time to savour every delicious, deceptively simple word and phrase in this wonderful novel, one that I think is her best ever.  More about that one next week, too.
Have a wonderful week, and get outside before it starts snowing... again!
Bye for now…
Julie

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