Being the musings of a Yorkshire lass living in the USA. I'm a book geek, bird nerd, grammar Nazi, and hockey nut. Sarcasm is my default setting.
The word "bollocks" is one of the most beautiful and flexible in the English language. It can be used to express emotional states ranging from ecstatic surprise to weary resignation in the face of inevitable disaster.
I have to say if you did one of those word map thingies showing my most commonly used words, "bollocks" would definitely feature quite heavily. (Along with 'beer', 'hockey', and 'cats').
I've just received this cute bookmark in the mail from a lovely friend back in the UK. She had been to the Tove Jansson exhibition at the Dulwich Picture Gallery and thought I'd appreciate it.
I've really enjoyed this series, and because I was near the end of this book I thought I'd find out when the next book is out. And I found this....
Saw this on Twitter and thought it was worth sharing.
Happy to say I've read quite a few of the books on display.
The bookstore is called Rough Draft and is based in Kingston, NY.
Hmmm, this one definitely isn't my favourite in the series.
I mean the art stuff was very interesting and all, but please can Gamache come out of retirement. I want more police procedural and less relationship angst. Especially when it's Clara who's suffering.
Managed to sneak in one last bingo square, and what a doozy it was.
It looks as though the Arnot story arc has finally come to an end, and there were plenty of loose ends which have been neatly (maybe a little too neatly) tied up.
But I'm definitely interested to see where this series is going next.
And 'American Horror Story' brings my final bingo total to a somewhat measly three. But It was a whole lot of fun, and I loved looking at everyone's extremely beautiful cards.
Congratulations to all those people who got blackouts, and huge thanks to Moonlight and Obsidian for all their hard work.
My final reading list
Country House Mystery - The Mysterious Affair at Styles, Agatha Christie (9/15/17)
Vampires - Dead Until Dark, Charlaine Harris (9/12/17)
Werewolves - Men at Arms, Terry Pratchett (9/11/17)
Terrifying Women - We Have Always Lived in the Castle, Shirley Jackson (9/14/17)
Cozy - The Cat Who Turned On and Off, Lillian Jackson Braun (9/17/17)
Classic Noir - The Thin Man, Dashiell Hammett (9/17/17)
Classic Horror - The Picture of Dorian Gray, Oscar Wilde (9/20/17)
Free Space - Wildfire, Ilona Andrews (9/21/17)
Demons - First Grave on the Right, Darynda Jones (9/24/17)
Ghost - Thin Air, Michelle Paver (9/24/17)
Chilling Children - The Midwich Cuckoos, John Wyndham (9/26/17)
American Horror Story - The Stepford Wives, Ira Levin (9/28/17)
Supernatural - The Fetch, Laura Whitcomb (10/1/17)
Aliens - Life, the Universe and Everything, Douglas Adams (10/3/17)
Witches - Witches Abroad, Terry Pratchett (10/15/17)
Terror in a Small Town - In Cold Blood, Truman Capote (10/18/17)
Darkest London - Rivers of London, Ben Aaronovitch (10/21/17)
In the Dark Dark Woods - How the Light Gets In, Louise Penny (10/31/17)