It’s a typical summer day in southwest Florida, the sun playing keep away from those dark thunderclouds which roll overheard every so often. You learn never to leave the house unless you’re prepared for a deluge, because one can happen at any moment!
To escape the threat of being soaked, I’ve opted to stay in today, which is really no hardship. It’s quiet and cool inside, the ceiling fan whirs gently overhead, and I’ve spent the entire day reading and writing. What a luxury and a joy for this ravenous reader.
As predicted, I finished the novel I was reading before we left, but not until this morning. It was a marvelous book – I have much to tell you about it, but will save it for another time as it’s still all whirling about in my head and heart.
Naturally I brought another book with me – Death at La Fenice, by Donna Leon, the first in her mystery series starring Commissario Guido Brunetti – but I thought to wander around the house and see if, perchance, there might be something else to tempt me.
Because we don’t live here all the time, I sometimes purchase books and leave them behind, thinking I might need a book on some future trip. Too, I usually leave behind the books I’ve brought from home and finished, so there are a number of old friends here who might bear a re-visit.
And we occasionally have guests who are kind enough to donate their finished books to my Florida library. In that collection I discovered two small treasures today – books I have never read, but have head mentioned quite highly.
Any thoughts on which of these small treasures to enjoy first?
Better make it quick, though, because I have a trip to the bookstore planned for after dinner – as long as the rain holds off. *smiles*