It's been a chaotic few weeks. I've been reading, but I haven't felt like posting because very few cheerful things have been happening. Our business computer crashed and burned (as did my husband). We had to buy a new desk computer and have our brilliant computer guy, one-arm-Brian, spend the day recovering lost data. A few days later, our backup program went into action restoring files we had already restored and deleting new data. Brian came back, gave them a good whacking, and straightened out the problem. I think we lost only two files.
In addition, my step-daughter is now in week three in the ICU, recovering from major surgery. I have one thing to say to any smokers reading this: STOP! You don't want to go through what she's going through.
We did have a lovely lunch at Great Sage in Clarksville, MD, a very busy vegan restaurant with delicious food. And, on the same trip to visit my step-daugher at Johns Hopkins, I got to stop at Daedalus Books in Columbia, MD. I've mail-ordered from them for years but had never visited, despite driving past several times. I was so overwhelmed that I only bought four books, two of them for my little grandnieces, a mystery for me, and an adult coloring book for me about Paris. For those days when all I can do is sit quietly and color in my coloring book.
So, here's what I managed to finish reading in September:
The Studio Crime - Jerrold
Blood Sinister - Harrod-Eagles
As the Pig Turns - Beaton
The Nature of the Beast - Penny
Four Seasons in Rome - Doerr
A Street Cat Named Bob - Bowen
The Clue of the Tapping Heels - Keene
Reckless - Hynde
A Murder is Announced - Christie
How's that for diversity, with a heavy lean on mystery? I've blogged about some of the books but not others. That doesn't mean that I didn't like them, I just didn't have a lot to say about them. Or they were finished while in the midst of the above referenced chaos. I started two mysteries and abandoned them. If they don't grab me fast, I'm not staying.
I hope you had a good September.