Readers, Welcome to my blog (formerly Birds, Blooms, Books, etc). I'm entering a new decade taking on the challenge of moving from Maryland after living there 46 years and learning about my new home here in New England in the Live Free or Die state - New Hampshire. Join me as a write this new chapter of my life.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

What I've Been Reading

Just back from walking to the library and back.  I had a book on hold, it was a beautiful day, and walking is good for me.  It's about a 2 mile round trip through the woods on a nice paved pathway. then along the lake, past some restaurants and Whole Foods and then along the short stretch of street to the library.

The woods were filled with different wildflowers from the last time I took pictures.


I call these Spring Beauties.

Skunk Cabbage.

The leaves are almost translucent.

Outside the library the May apples were blooming below the dogwood trees.

I picked up the book on hold, Proof of Guilt by Charles Todd, another in the series featuring WWI vet Ian Rutledge.  I am really hooked on this series as you can see from my list of books read this year.  I didn't start out reading them in order because the library here at Vantage House didn't have the first several.  Now I keep a list to check off as I go through them in order.  The mysteries are as good as Louise Penny writes with her Inspector Gamache series.

I also saw a book by John Pavlovitz whose blog I read.  You can find the blog in my blog listing in the sidebar.  I checked it out Hope and Other Super Powers. 

Finally I just updated my Books Read List with 11 books!  While I was in Arizona I did a lot of reading, almost a book a day.  Of the 11 books I just added, my favorite was Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield.

 So now I need to decide what book I should read next as I have three to choose from. The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle is another I had on my stack to read.

From the File - 11

This is an occasional posting to savor the moments from past travels.

China 2010 to visit daughter Sarah who was working there.

Excursion to the Great Wall.

The stuffed bird above was from the elementary school where I taught.  I took photos of Freddy the Falcon all through China and made a book for the media center.