Hello everyone! I hope that you're all just fine this morning - I certainly am! :) Anyway, I just wanted to give you an update on how I'm doing so far.
Since there was a women's basketball game being played on Sunday afternoon, February 26th Mareena and I had the day off from the radio station. Apparently, the game started at 1:00 P. M. and because the pregame show started at 12:30 P. M., we asked the hosts of the radio show that is on before ours to cover for us until the pregame show started. So, we wound up being able to watch PBS' 'Masterpiece' television adaptation of Jane Austen's classic novel Northanger Abbey.
Actually, Mareena has told me that she has a copy of the book although she has never read it. I vaguely remember reading several of Jane Austen's novels when I was in school - even Northanger Abbey - although I don't think that I could tell Mareena anything about the story. We thoroughly enjoyed watching the show!
To be perfectly honest, I would have to say that many of Jane Austen's novels that I read while I was going to school were rather boring! I don't know why this should have been the case - because I generally loved reading, loved school, loved most of my teachers, and loved everything about the subject of English. Anyway, the television adaptation of Jane Austen's Northanger Abbey was very intriguing, and I'm actually looking forward to reading this book again some time soon. Perhaps with the span of several decades between me and my first reading of it, my impressions will change.
Other than that, I haven't really been all that busy these days. I've been doing all types of puzzles, and reading of course, but I really haven't been doing much of anything else for the past few days. I may have to put down my books and puzzles until I can get my housework back under control...maybe!?!
I'm also still working through an amazing backlog of crossword puzzles and sudoku puzzles from the newspaper. So far, I've done approximately 120 sudoku and crossword puzzles from the newspaper, although I have also done some sum-doku puzzles from my puzzle books, too! Actually, I just finished another one of the puzzle books from my collection about three weeks ago - on Saturday, February 11th - as well as a Jumbo Crossword Puzzle book early last Sunday - Sunday, February 26th!
As regards my own reading, the most recent book that I've read was The Doctor's Wife: A Novel by Elizabeth Brundage which I finished on Friday, March 3rd! Actually, I have one other book by this author on my bookshelf already, although The Doctor's Wife: A Novel by Elizabeth Brundage is the first book of hers that I have read. I suppose it makes sense since this was also Ms. Brundage's debut novel.
I immediately started reading Mom Kills Kids and Self: A Novel by Alan Saperstein on Saturday, March 4th. I'm not quite sure what happened for me with this book, but I just couldn't get into the plot. To be perfectly honest, this was the second time that I had tried to read the book, and both times I found myself unable to read any further than about page 20 or so. It's a pity that I couldn't get into the story because it seemed intriguing to me, but I have since posted the book on all the book swapping websites that we belong to so that someone else can read the book.
Till we Meet Again, Glow Brightly as Moonlight