Continuing the story of my blogcation….( Will it ever end? Yes, but not quite yet.)
for more guests
and for a birthday….mine!
The sun was shining when I took these photos almost a month ago but, today, our city’s land and rivers are trying (and failing) to cope with 70mm of rain (in the past 24 hours), with more to come. My garden is a mud puddle which makes me feel that it’s an appropriate time to confess that I am a little bit of a stick-in-the-mud type, when it comes to my literary tastes. I like my “Diary of a Provincial Lady” or my Rumer Godden, and many things quiet and genteel, and gently humorous. Adventure is not my middle name (it’s Amanda, actually 😉 ) when it comes to books. But, every now and then, someone, like my good, well-read, sister-in-law, gives me a nudge and sends me books like Two for Sorrow , The Sunbird or The Distant Hours or The Luminaries; and I have a blast shaking loose from my usual reading habits.
The other day, I was given a similar, small nudge from blogger Vickie Lester at Beguiling Hollywood. She entrusted me with her precious manuscript for her soon to be self-published novel, IT’S IN HIS KISS, with the idea that I might blog about it. I wasn’t sure, at first, but, once I started reading, I was hooked. Once again, with just a teeny step out of my comfort zone, I am having a blast. How could I not? The main character is witty, believable, and has my last name, Anne.
So, now, you ask, what is my first name? I’ll leave you to guess. And I may not tell you even if you guess right because, like Ms Lester, I enjoy keeping a few secrets and a little mystery about myself. Life is more beguiling that way 🙂 .