Friday, 22 January 2016

Library day

Shopping first, trying to find tasty ideas to make Col feel better and to get rid of the horrible taste he has in his mouth all the time, yet another side effect of chemo.

Then down to the library van, not on my bike today as it was pouring with rain and very blowy. This is my haul.


Most are crime fiction but there are a few non-fiction that I've found mentioned on blogs. Now that Col isn't "him outside" anymore we thought you might like to see his  collection too. He orders on line as I do and gets his ideas from the bibliographies at the back of other books and ideas picked up from TV programmes, like the Simon Dawson Pigs in Clover featured on the Ben Fogle programme.  Not sure why he's ordered the Simon Dawson Self Sufficiency book as we've borrowed that before and we won't be at all self sufficient  in our bungalow in Ipswich!


I've just been listening to the news and the weather forecasts for the East coast of the USA - They have large amounts of snow forecast and a state of emergency has been called for many States. So please do take care those of you reading from the other side of the Atlantic.

Many Thanks for comments yesterday

Back Tomorrow
Sue



28 comments:

  1. When I read what you do around the place, I just don't know how you manage to get through all that reading Sue.

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  2. Love to read your blog and the list of books you read gives me great ideas of what to read in the future. Yes the storm on the East Coast thank-you for your concern many areas are going to be badly hit and we are I believe only going to get 6". Take care and all the best for Col. Your religious daily reader from the USA originally from Fleet UK!

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  3. All the Light We Cannot See is a great book, but be warned that it's very sad.

    When my husband was having chemotherapy the nurses suggested we get him some plastic forks and spoons to help minimize the metallic taste some patients get in their mouths.

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    1. Oh dear - I;m not good with sad books!

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  4. I spy a British Library Crime Classic in that pile Sue - do please give a thumbs up or down once you have read it.

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    1. I'll make that my first read. There are loads of new BL crime classics due this year

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    2. Thank you! Lots of new ones coming this year - brilliant!

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  5. A nice selection of books again. I am nearly at the end of one called "The First Murder" which has several crime-specialist co-authors and greatly recommend it.

    Sorry that Col has the chemo side-effects. My best friend is on long term chemo and says all her food tastes "wrong" and she just doesn't enjoy it at all. I will suggest the plastic knives and forks to her.

    She also has "chemo brain" where she finds it difficult to concentrate to hold a story line, so I hope Col doesn't get that. I suspect chemo affects everyone in different ways.

    My main American friend is in Kentucky, so I hope they are far enough south not to get the snow badly.

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  6. Even though I felt old Bill Bryson over-egged many a situation, his book is laugh-out-loud funny in many places and a good antidote to winter. He should be on prescription! I loved this book. Don't recognise any of the others, though, but I'm sure there will be some good 'uns there.
    I didn't have much of a metallic taste in my mouth, Sue, during chemo, more a slightly sore mouth for a few weeks, but it eventually went as I got into my chemo stride, so perhaps the nasty taste will go before too long. Best of luck to Col and to yourself, it's a stressful time regardless that you are moving as well.
    Margaret P

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  7. Chemo does leave a metallic taste in the mouth, and because your mouth is tender you can't chew anything to take away the taste. I always had extra strong mints.

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    1. Yes extra strong we have, he fancied fruit pastils today, we'll keep trying different things

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    2. How about pear drops, aniseed balls, clove sweets or acid drops might do the trick.

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  8. How would you carry that lot on your bike, you'd be at 45 degrees! I love libraries, spend a lot of time in ours, all sorts of peoplewatching to be done.

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  9. Hello Sue,
    When my dad was having chemo and everything tasted horrible he did enjoy pineapple - tinned or fresh - it was one of the few things that tasted nice. Best wishes.

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  10. You've both got a good selection of books there, it'll be very quiet in your house tonight :-)

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  11. Great selection of books, I always think your books are so interesting. I try sometimes to get some of the titles from my library here, but no luck.
    From another of your daily readers in the USA, originally from Swindon Wilts.
    Love from Pam in TX.xx

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  12. You have a couple there that are in my pile, so I hope that you enjoy them! Let us know if you have time. xx

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  13. Hey Sue, my sister also said what everyone else does, plastic knives and forks. she said the taste was like when you put tin foil in your mouth and you have fillings...? She did say lots of water, and boiled sweets. Plenty of brisk walks to help with the flow (if you catch my drift). I hope his taste gets better soon.

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  14. Hello Sue, I came back to the food on Wednesday - had git out of the habit of checking your blog, over Christmas. I tried to send a longish comment, but couldn't "get in" because I'd forgotten my Google details - now found in the "wrong" notebook!
    Enjoy your books - I spy an Elly Griffiths - must look out for that. I have the All the Light....etc waiting on my shelf.
    Have just finished the 2014 Booker winner - The Narrow Road to the Deep North - highly recommended, but, it made me cry a few times as well as laugh out loud. But all in all the best book I've read for ages
    My daughter no.3 and I are reading War and Peace - decided to do it in 2016 before we knew it was coming on the BBC. The aim is 100 pages a week, and as it has nearly 1500 that's over 3 months! So far, so good!
    Thinking of you and Col xx

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  15. I came back to the fold, not the food, sorry!

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  16. looks like interesting days ahead of you both.
    riding out the storm so far over here.

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  17. Hi Sue, I am doing some serious catching up on my blog reading. I am so sorry that Colin has been ill, please give him our best wishes. Glad to hear that you have managed to sell, that will certainly make life easier for both of you. Take care xxx

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  18. In the middle of the blizzard on the east coast of the US....about 10 inches of snow and very windy. The dogs have been in and out many times and the costs are upset that I will not let them out. Hubby is digging his way to the barn to feed...about 10 inches of snow so far (9:30 am) and possibly another 14 inches by the time it is done tomorrow. I think I hear our neighbors snowblower going now....

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    1. Sounds horrendous - keep safe and warm please

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    2. Up to about 16 inches of snow. Still have electric, but have a generator. Two woodstoves, library books, yarn and fabric. Animals in the barn are cozy...life is good!

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  19. I really enjoyed All The Light We Cannot See. I hope you do as well.

    God bless.

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  20. I hope you enjoy Elly Griffths.

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