It's fun. A lot of bloggers are reading, especially here in the dead of winter. We've lots of snow, and we are -14 C. this morning. The weekend is going to be -22 C. I bet get the last of my shovelling done! Hopefully we will have sunshine today.
I am so sad. Our virtual book club is no longer going to be hosted by Barrie Summy. Being socially anxious, my friends are all online these days. This was a nice way to do a book club for me. It used to be the first Wednesday of the month, but people get busy, as they tend to do.The IT Girl. I had trouble with it at first, but settled in to it. It is so far removed from my university experience. It was tough actually liking the victim, and feeling an attachment to the characters. I waited something like 6 months for it to be available from the library. I'd about given up, but I ended up getting involved in the plot and characters. [READ THE FIRST CHAPTER HERE.]
🎁I have read A World of Curiosities. You'll have to understand how we work out Christmas pressies. I order what I want, JB orders books he wants. Some packages stay in the Amazon cardboard, but most of them we wrapped for one another. This happens over a few weeks and by the time Christmas rolls around, we forget what is in the packages! Ain't old age grand?!
📚 Louise Penny is a famous Canadian writer, and I read 99 pages the first night. I had to put the book down, as I wanted to savour it. It's like communing with an old friend at bedtime, the setting, and the characters appeal to me. I have read the entire series and I quite like the mythical Three Pines. In the meantime, we were watching Three Pines on Amazon Prime video. It is so non-Hollywood that it truly appeals to me.
For Alfred Molina, playing Armand Gamache in ‘Three Pines’ is a privilege TorStar – Nov 28, 2022
“He's not your run of the mill male detective that we've gotten so used to: the haunted and tortured man who drinks too much, and has a terrible relationship with his wife or is divorced. There's none of that. Playing a character like Gamache is a privilege.”