For the past month, I have been trying to finish this short book.
I didn’t realize that the story is only half of the novel; the other half is a book of all the recipes mentioned in the story.
I was reading along today and wondering why I was only halfway through and the lame murder was already solved. I was mentally debating whether I should finish reading the dull book when I realized it was done. Only the recipe book remained.
I was thrilled that I did not have to read any more of it.
Maybe the other books in the series are better, but I doubt if I will read any more to find out.
It's too bad because I was really looking forward to getting hooked on another culinary murder series.
Does anybody have their Christmas tree(s) up yet? I went out today and bought a new 9ft tall skinny tree. It's one of those prelit ones, which is so nice. It also had only three sections to put together rather than all those individual limbs my old one has. I have not decorated it yet, but it's standing tall and somewhat lanky in my family room. I will need a ladder to decorate the top 4 feet of it. I was just looking through last year's pics to see what new decorations I bought. I think this tree will be all gold, bronze, white and sparkly.
I am planning on pink/gold/white for the dining room and living room this year. I have a cheap pink quilt that I bought years ago from QVC (I hear a gasp. I know that no quilter worth their weight in fabric should ever purchase one of those poor quality rags--I had a weak moment). I am now planning to cut it up to make a tree skirt.
I also have to do the trees at work, but I may wait until next week since I don't have any early Christmas parties this year.
It's hard to believe that it's already that time of the year!
I am so glad you stopped by to visit my garden. I garden in lower northern Michigan (zone 5) in far less than ideal conditions. I have too many pine trees, too much shade, too many rocks, herds of hosta-munching deer and rabbits who think my lilly buds are gourmet appetizers. I am by no means an expert in horticulture or garden design--just an amateur with a shovel and a passion. My garden changes daily during the summer and I will be updating frequently.
During the winter months, I blog about my favorite cold-weather hobby--quilting and just my everyday musings.
I hope you enjoy your visit, and that you will come back soon.