Books, Books, Books

Along with knitting I’ve been getting a lot of reading done lately (sometimes at the same time):

  • Finished Reluctant Genius and The Proud Tower.
  • The Nine Tailors by Dorothy Sayers — Classic thirties British mystery featuring Lord Peter Wimsey.
  • Winston Churchill by John Keegan (audio) — Really only touched the surface, maybe I’ll read more on him later. I don’t think he was necessarily a nice guy, but definitely an interesting one.
  • James Herriot’s Cat Stories (audio) — Delightful stories by . . . James Herriot, about . . . wait for it . . . cats.
  • The Far Traveler by Nancy Marie Brown — A “biography” of a legendary Viking woman, more or less a retelling of some sagas and an analysis of Viking life. Interesting section on spinning. Apparently wool cloth was the standard of trade for a time in the Viking world.
  • In the Shadow of the Glacier by Vicki Delany — A Canadian mystery set in B.C. The protagonist is a policewoman with aging hippie parents.
  • A Watery Grave by Joan Druett — A half Maori, half American sailor with the United States Exploring Expedition in 1838 solves a murder while on the ocean. Who says all mysteries are the same?
  • I’m currently listening to Double Shot by Diane Mott Davidson

Went to the immunologist/allergist today. Blood drawn, tests in the works. The best news is that I’m not allergic to my beloved kitty, although mold and dust mites have it in for me.

Added note: I just discovered my “beloved kitty” on the top of my dresser. After four years of life with me she’s suddenly become attracted to high places. Either that or she was extremely stealthy about it before. She was on top of the entertainment stand interfering with the rabbit ears antenna earlier. Obviously she doesn’t know what a narrow escape she’s had with my visit to the allergist.

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