I’ve been busy doing other things, so I’ve let the blog go for a while. Not sure where to begin in order to catch up. Maybe first, what’s been going on with me. I’ve had lots of fun over the past few weeks, doing Zoom performances with a group of actors from around the country. As theater venues are opening up and actors are returning to live as well as taped performances, our group won’t be as active, and I’ll miss it. Still, it was a great way to stretch myself as an actor, and I’ll stay forever grateful for the opportunity.
As far as currently, I’m glad I made it last week to the nail salon and had my toenails done. Why, particularly, you ask? Because last weekend I fell off the back step, did a wild 360 degree turn, then fell completely, managing to give myself a high ankle sprain. How do I know? I went to the orthopedist for x rays, and I promise you, it takes a lot to get me to the doctor. What does that have to do with nails you ask? My most recent choice gave us something to talk about that brought my tension level down to almost zero. Here’s a picture for reference.
So, that made it a little easier to be told I needed to be in a boot, with the foot elevated, maybe as long as two months. WHAT? That’s right, a high ankle sprain is apparently more difficult to recover from than a regular one. Anyway, that gives me more incentive to read even more, and get back to blogging what I’ve read. Much of what I read get’s posted on the magazine Mystery and Suspense. You can click on the link to see their latest edition.
My most recent review was for Silence in the Library by Katharine Schellman. I would recommend it for anyone who enjoys reading books that occur during the Regency Period. It’s a mystery, not a romance; but it does have it’s element of romantic developments starting. Click on the title to read the entire review.
If your taste leans more to straight detective/police procedurals, then you might enjoy A Distant Grave by Sarah Stewart. This one involves a police detective who travels from Boston to Ireland and back when an Irish national is murdered in Boston. It’s the second in a series, and you might also consider reading the first one first to understand all the relationships, but it’s not necessary. Again, click on the title for the full review.
Now, if you’re looking for a well crafted mystery that features an amateur sleuth and a terrific cast of characters, I might suggest Death of an Irish Mummy by Catie Murphy. This one is also a series, and there may be some benefit to reading from the beginning of the series. However, i you just want to enjoy some characters that are extremely well drawn and a good mystery to boot, that’s not necessary.
So, that’s three recommendations if you’re looking for books. I have another couple of reviews coming out soon, and I’ll talk about them here when they do. One of the books is a great mystery AND laugh out loud funny. Be sure to check back for the next blog, I’ll tell you about it then.
For now, I’m going to keep my foot up and open up a book. Good thing I like to read, don’t you agree. As for you, Happy Reading whenever you can.