Our weather has been near perfect in PA the last couple of weeks. Temps in the high 70’s. This weekend it ’s cooled off and rainy but we’ve been spoiled. We have never had so many daffodils in bloom and the grass is greener than ever and almost needs to be mowed already. Even though we had a mild winter and only a few days of bad weather driving, everyone’s ready for spring. We love the season changes!
The galley for the Revised Edition of Mother Love arrived on Friday. I am happy with the new cover sketched by my college art student grandson, Evan. How cool is that? It captures the feeling of the moutain village much better than the original cover. It should be posted online for sale within the next month.Things take time.
I received a message on my blogmail from Emma Taylor requesting I post this link. It is interesting and fun to see how strongly the Irish have influenced our vocabulary. I didn’t check it in time to post for St. Patrick’s day but then there are lots of us who are part Irish more than ONE day a year! Just click and take a look, enjoy! http://www.accreditedonlinecolleges.com/blog/2012/18-everyday-English-words-that-come-from-Irish/
I read an interesting and intriguing novel this month, The Winter Palace by Eva Stachniak; about Catherine the Great. I have long been fascinated with the complicated and brutal history of the Russia. This book of hsitorical ficiton is suspenseful and bold. The skilled author takes the reader inside the Russian court and the layers of cunning plots within the palace, where there are no real secrets.
We saw The Descendants with Geroge Clooney last week. I went with low expectations, thinking it would be just another over rated Hollywood movie and was pleasantly surprised to see one of the best moives ever. We felt like we were watching real people instead of actors playing parts. It was so well done!
Till next time…Happy reading, my friends!