It was a rather amazing afternoon. A delightful blue sky with a few scudding white clouds arrayed itself outside my big doors. And there I was, more than comfortably arrayed on a mound of pillows, with a wonderful D. E. Stevenson book on my Nook.
It was exciting to find one of my favorite authors available for download…even if it was an early and slightly awkward book. I was still charmed by the adventure of a young lady pre-WWII who found her dividends vanishing in the depression. Down to 14 pounds in her bank account, she decides to write a book about what she knows…her small village and its denizens. She’s unprepared for the dramatic backlash when her neighbors and friends recognize themselves.
Occasionally I dozed off in the warm afternoon. I confess. But the quiet excitement on the pages and the wonderful, familiar voice in my head soon woke me. Another just as familiar but slightly more adventuresome voice is that of Elizabeth Cadell. None of her stories are available for download, but they are online as eBooks.
The future hasn’t passed me by, it was just waiting for me to wake up.
- Himself: Went with me to Barnes and Noble to answer a few Nookish questions, accompanied me to JCPenneys for shorts, and then a bowl of Chinese. In the afternoon he played computergames.
- Herself: Pleased at our first effort at socialization. Dinner was good. Everyone had a good time. This morning had questions answered at B&N and found a pair of shorts that fit. I like the new JCPennays philosopy as I got out of there for less than I would have at Target or Ross with far better made products.
- Reading: ”Miss Buncle’s Book”….which the not helpful man at the store deleted and the nice lady restored.
- Balance: Reading.