Saturday afternoon after a busy morning, I settled in on the glider on my back porch and read a little as Mouse played at her water and sand table. Not much reading actually got done, as you can imagine. Three year olds like attention. Plus, there was a not to be missed tea party. Still, it was a nice way to spend the afternoon. Sunday we went to a local museum to check out the dinosaur eggs. It was not much of a museum, truth be told, and was rather disappointing. They had a Biblical Garden that we strolled through that has clearly seen better days. Mouse seemed to enjoy herself, just the same. The weather was perfect for being out and about.
It is hard to believe today is the last day of September. The month always flies by for me. Mouse is already talking nonstop about Halloween. We put up some of the decorations around the house this past weekend. Mouse wants to be a princess this year, and I have a feeling there will be no last minute changes like there were last year. Luckily, we still have last years dress which still fits her. One less expense to worry about. Somehow we have ended up with at least three or four crown choices. I am not sure where they all came from . . .
I finished reading A Penny for a Hangman by Tom Savage this weekend. I enjoyed the thriller, and look forward to sharing my thoughts with you in a couple weeks.
Yesterday I began reading Fingersmith by Sarah Waters for the read-a-long hosted by Literate Housewife this coming month. Set in Victorian England, Fingersmith is the story of orphan Sue Trinder, who becomes a maid for a wealthy heiress in a plot to steal her fortune. I fell right into the novel and am enjoying it so far. I am excited to finally be reading something by the well-liked Sarah Waters. At various points in the past, I have had plans to read The Little Stranger and Night Watch, but it just never worked out. Not yet, anyway.
What are you reading at the moment? Is it something you would recommend?
Every Tuesday Diane from Bibliophile By the Sea hosts
First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros, where
participants share the first paragraph (or a few) of a
book they are reading or thinking about reading soon.
The first paragraph of my current book, Fingersmith by Sarah Waters:
My name, in those days, was Susan Trinder. People called me Sue. I know the year I was born in, but for many years, I did not know the date, and took my birthday at Christmas. I believe I am an orphan. My mother I know is dead. But I never saw her, she was nothing to me. I was Mrs Sucksby's child, if I was anyone's; and for father I had Mr Ibbs, who kept the locksmith's shop, at Lant Street, in the Borough, near to the Thames.
Would you continue reading?
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