Welcome reader to my blog - a mixture of this and that. Now that we are living in a retirement community in downtown Columbia, MD my personal gardening activities are somewhat curtailed. I still enjoy visiting gardens, reading, watching wildlife on my walks, traveling, and occasional food commentary. Please leave a comment if you feel inspired to do so. I read every one of them.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Fifty Books

I just finished reading my 50th book for this year.  At this rate I may hit 75 by the end of the year.  Last year I got to 69 books. You can see my list of books read on the left sidebar.

I have been making my way through Louise Penny's series on Chief Inspector Gamache.  If you like well written mysteries I highly recommend this series.  The first one is "Still Life" which I read last year.  Because the public library didn't have the next one I went out of order reading them.  My library here at Vantage House has them all so now I'm reading them in order having just finished the 9th in the series.  Today I checked out the 10th!  Besides being intriguing mysteries taking place in Quebec, the author must have a passion for food because her descriptions of the food being served and eaten makes me so hungry.  If I take a trip to Quebec I will make sure to sample the food.

Sorry for the quality of these photos.  I walked around the lake and came up with the idea for this post.  My only camera handy was on my phone.


It's wonderful having a large library on the first floor of my home.


There are newspapers each day and lots of magazines too.


Lots of comfy chairs to sit and read, even a fireplace.

The nearest public library is a short walk away but it has been closed for renovations all summer.  I look forward to that re opening.

Life is good.  I think I'll go start a new book.
What are you reading?

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6 comments:

Gosia k said...

wow you have read a lot. I love reading but working in two schools it is very difficult to find some free time.

Tom said...

I wish that I was a reader.

Fun60 said...

You sound as though you were able to settle into your new lifestyle very quickly. A well stocked library without even venturing outside. What a joy.

Kay said...

Would you believe I was in Columbia, Maryland this summer also. What a coincidence. I didn't know you were from Columbia.

Kay said...

Forgot to mention:
I'm reading A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki. DJan recommended it and I just finished it. It really was as wonderful as she said! I'm now on to My Grandmother Said to Tell You She's Sorry by Fredrik Backman.

I can't believe your husband's blog is also called Musings. What a coincidence!

Stewart M said...

I dont think I'll read that many this year - but its nice to see a library about the same size as mine! So many book, too few hours!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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