Monday, October 25, 2010

A perfect Labour Day ..

The sun has shone all weekend,
with fluffy white clouds sailing by today.

The blackbirds have been singing their sweetest spring song
and as cheeky as ever
the sparrows have been stealing the coconut fibre
from my newly planted hanging baskets
right under my nose
while I've been reading.
You see, I've spent the whole afternoon in the Appalachian mountains
with Elizabeth and Birdie and Little Sylvie
and everyone
and getting scares with rattle snakes,
murders and mystery.

I started on my deck
and finished
on the sofa..

totally absorbed
in Elizabeth's adventures..thrilling to the end.

I have really enjoyed this book
set in the mountains of Appalachia...
Thank you Vicki Lane for sharing something of your world with us.

I'm glad I took the time to finish the second half of the book
in one long session.   It added to the suspense.
The descriptions were wonderful.  I almost feel I 've seen the movie!
I love the food references too, and the music, quilting and the ideas
about life and religion. Elizabeth is very wise.
So too Vicki Lane.

It was the perfect way to spend a quiet Labour Day...
and I have the second book here too.
I can't wait.
 I have my bookclub book to read Thursday evening
Married to a Bedouin by Marguerite van Geldermalsen.

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  1. I am half way through Signs in Blood - right now I am wondering just what Elizabeth is getting herself into and I am feeling very sorry for Little Sylvie - and Miss Birdie. I love the way Elizabeth thinks; I like her thoughts about the cycles of life as on page 151.

  2. Yes\ I love her ideas about life and religion. I turned to page 151 M and sure I have that very part marked. It is what we have been talking about all year.

  3. I totally love the thought that Elizabeth has friends in NZ!

  4. Such a wonderful way to spend a day and Vicki Lane's book sounds like an engrossing read. I must put it on my TBR list.
    Isn't if fun to watch the little birdies pulling the fibers out of the coconut fibers. Last year I had one pot with the mat sticking every which way as some little bird had quite a field day with it. No bother. I don't mind sharing and love the activity of spring nest building you are now encountering.
    Such a restful post, Joan. Thank you.