Sunday, January 24, 2010

Indulgent Behaviour

I've been MIA from my blog, no excuses, just taking some time off for myself. A sever sinus infection has made me miserable for a while, but thankfully a visit to the Dr. and some excellent meds are making me feel almost normal again.

I have also been letting hubby take over the kitchen as I haven't been up to wanting to do anything! The food has been good, some family favourites. Comfort food that has been blogged about already, but, just what the Dr. ordered. Thank fully, Ron is still home and willing to take over in the kitchen.

Instead I took the time to lick my wounds and just catch up on some reading ,"The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" by Stieg Larsson, "The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society " , by Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows, "Francesca's Kitchen", by Peter Pezzelli and currently I am reading the second book in the series by Steig Larsson "The Girl who Played with Fire".

All these books are excellent and totally different. Francesca's Kitchen was light reading about a middle aged widow living alone in Rhode Island . Her children are all grown, married with lives of their own and are scattered around the world. She has to come to terms with her life, what exactly is "family", and how to give purpose to her life now that her children no longer need her.

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, was a lovely love story set during the war , told in the format of letters between the characters. What a lovely art, "Letter Writing" it's so personal , I felt a bit like a voyeur, looking into someone life, I just loved reading this book and would highly recommend it.

I must say my favourite hves been the books by Steig Larsson, mystery novels written in great style ,set in Sweden at the beginning of the millennium. His work kept me reading way into the wee hours of the morning. I have already ordered the third book," The Girl That Kicked The Hornet's Nest," due out in May. Unfortunately, the author passed away after completing this trilogy, so his brilliant thrillers are limited to these editions. Don't let that stop you from reading these highly charged modern day thrillers. Even Ron got hooked on his work.

I did not know if I would like this genre of work, but if I could make just one more recommendation I would highly recommend this author,Steig Larsson , check him out.

So folks, no food this time, just a little chat about some other things.