Wednesday, March 31, 2010

They Keep Me Company ....

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They all keep me company. They've been especially helpful during the last few months, when Mr. Dragon was first diagnosed, through his chemotherapy and radiation, through his surgery. All the long days of sitting and waiting.

Some were old friends like Miss Julia (Ann B. Ross author). Miss Julia on a motorcycle is something I'll not soon forget! Bookplate Special by Lorna Barrett -- the street of my dreams -- a street devoted to books and (wait for it) .... FOOD! Or going on an adventure with Lyn Hamilton to find the Orkney Scroll (one of the last mysteries she wrote before her death). Knitting and crocheting with the gang at Lambspun in beautiful Colorado - thank you Maggie Sefton.

I made a few new friends like C. J. Samson and his historical mysteries with Matthew Shardlake. I'm in the middle of the third in the series and am still entranced by the time period (Henry VIII) and the wonderful writing. (Do any of you watch the Tudors on television? The new season is about to start. But that's a whole other post!)

Another new friend, Henning Mankell. I really like Inspector Wallendar. Thanks to a blogging buddy for the introduction. Mr. Dragon and I are both hooked! And, along came a baseball friend delivering some odds and ends like Brian Haig and Secret Sanction. Mr. Dragon is the military/spy guy, but we both enjoyed Secret Sanction so much, we will put Mr. Haig on our list.

That's a very short introduction to some of my friends -- old and new. I have my ever present cup or glass of tea and the pink scarf in the background is knitted. No pattern ... just fun yarns ... an experiment. I'll add some beads to the tail when it is done.


9 comments:

dosfishes said...

Glad you like Mr. Wallander. Interesting fellow I think too. I will send some more. I will also check out Lyn Hamilton. I have never read her and archeological mysteries sound good.

Hope Mr. Dragon is gaining his strength.

xo

Janet said...

Books have always kept me company. I'd be lost without them....can't imagine life without books!

The pink scarf looks fantastic!!

Kim Mailhot said...

Fine friends ! So many wonderful ones to help us through. Big love to you, Lovely Snap !

nonizamboni said...

Great collection--some new authors for me to try also. And the scarf is lovely. Wise and wonderful you are to keep your friends close in a pinch. I learn something from you each time I visit--xoxo

Carole said...

Wallander is in book form?

We caught the first few episodes on PBS and liked them, though they were pretty tough stories.

I've got books that are like old friends...Gladys Taber's books come to mind. It may be time to dig them out for another read. They aren't everyone's cup of tea (so to speak lol) as they're only stories of her day to day life, but I enjoy them.

Barb said...

Hope all is going well at your house, Snap. The scarf is so pretty - very spring-like.

Diva Kreszl said...

nothing quite like a good book! praying all is going well for you and hubby!

The Bodhi Chicklet said...

Books are some of my best friends. Ah, nothing like it when you are at any stage of life, in my opinion. I'm glad you have so much goodness close to you.

Crafty Christina said...

I agree that there's nothing more comforting than a good book. I always have one in my purse!