Friday, 6 May 2016

A library book picture

Welcome to Monalisa , a new follower but numbers are the same........... One in - one out.

I do miss going to the library van every 4 weeks and coming home with all the books I had ordered and then putting the photo on the blog. To make up for it I'll post a library book photo whenever I have a good heap here.
At the moment, heading back to the library are
- Larkbarrow looked good but the print is too small for me to read comfortably (a privately published book - odd typeface).
Calamity in Kent - another of the British Library Crime Classic reprints, originally from 1950. Good story.
Murder Dancing - I read all the early books in this series but haven't bothered to finish this - they are a bit rubbishy really.
House of Eyes - The 20th in the Wesley Peterson series of crime, linking archaeology and history. Good as always.

and still to be read
Prescription of Death -  a recent book by Jill Paton Walsh but using the characters created in the 1930's by Dorothy L Sayers.
Human Voices by Penelope Fitzgerald - picked this off the library shelves in a quest to read less crime.
The Button Box- Lifting the Lid on Womens Lives - Non Fiction
Princess Elizabeth's spy - second in a series. Read the first a few weeks ago
How To Be Well Read - short precis of 500+ books that "everyone should read". I flicked through.....seems I'm Not well read at all!

Thanks for all the comments on the last couple of posts. The hospital re-examined Col's blood tests on Tuesday and rang to say come and collect a different sort of antibiotic. He had a better nights sleep and felt well enough to go to the beach hut on Wednesday although the 5 minute walk to the loo and back nearly finished him off. The sun was lovely in Felixstowe but wind was still very chilly down on the sea front - blowing along the coast, which is why we were inside. The reason the video clip is so short is because I had completely forgotten which things on the camera to press and had no idea if it was recording or not. When we got home and I found I had 4 short videos interspersed with some still pictures! Then I couldn't remember how to load a video and when I'd sorted that I couldn't watch it because Adobe keeps crashing on this computer - no idea why. I was amazed to find that other people could actually see it. Wish I knew more about technology!

Thought I better trot along to the doctors as the cough I've got wasn't getting any better and I didn't want to end up in hospital on a drip suffering from pneumonia like a couple of years ago. So now we both have antibiotics - drat. This is the second cough/cold I've had since moving here, we are starting to wonder if there is something in the bungalow triggering it although it could just be that Col's reduced immunity makes him catch more bugs which he then passes onto me or it could be that I seem to be spending more time in shops amongst people than I used to!

More sea air needed I reckon

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  1. Hope both of you feel better soon... I Know Times like this myself when it seems that illnesses are never going to stop.

    We are enjoying a day off, all Three of us together (yesterday was a religions holiday over here). Wishing you a great weekend!!

  2. Lovely books there, Sue! I fancy The Button Box because I enjoy social history.
    Glad Col had a good night's sleep, we all function better after a good sleep. Also glad you took your cough to the doctor but sorry you, too, are on antibiotics. Make sure you drink plenty because antib's can land you with a dose of thrush (says Sister Powling, being bossy as usual! But only because I like to help people and in this case I'm speaking from experience!)
    As for Col's 5 mintues to and from the loo (from the beach hut), could you not have a chemical loo in the hut for emergency use? Or a plastic bottle he could use for wees, rather than poohs? Anything to make life easier, eh?
    Have a lovely weekend, I have writing to catch up on ...
    Margaret P

  3. "Murder Dancing" "Prescription by Death"!

    Cheery stuff!

  4. sorry you've been under the weather too :o/ sending it kind wishes to you both xx

  5. Hi Sue
    Interesting selection of books!
    I've jotted a few down to check out at my library!
    The Button Box sounds interesting!
    On a trip to the UK several years ago we visited a Kiwi friend who was nursing in Lavenham. Loved that village and Suffolk. We would like to have visited the coast but time was our enemy as we were on our way to France where our daughter lives.
    Hopefully the Spring weather and sunshine will give you both the energy boost you need- those cold and flu bugs are here too - at work it seems there's always one person with a cough!
    Take care
    Shane from the Antipodeas

  6. also interested in the Button Box.
    Let us know what you think of it?

  7. Am delighted by your library list. It appears that we probably like the same type of books. I have ordered The Button Box and Calamity in Kent from our mobile library on the strength of your description. I'm excited that you are reading an archeological crime series because it's a new series to me. Have you read the Yorkshire Archeology series?

  8. Correction to my comment above. It's the Yorkshire Dales mystery series by Susan Parry Sue

  9. There is a library quite near you, Sue. It's on Sherrington Road. My Mum walks there sometimes on nice days. It isn't terribly big but it might be better than a trip into town!

  10. What a great selection of books! I am sure that I am not well read, but it would be intriguing to know what would make one well read! Hope that you get the bugs under control and cleared away soon, I am sure that the sea air will help! I suspect that you are both more susceptible because of stress - which you have had a lot of lately! Hope things settle soon. xx

  11. I love looking at peoples book piles - so interesting and often a real source of inspiration - I'm working my way through the British Library Crime Classics, fantastic series and The Button Box is on my 'must buy' list. Oh the joy of books. :-)