Monday, March 17, 2014

What I did most of the weekend.....

I fought the head cold with naps and garlic. Lots of naps and lots of garlic. It's not completely gone but it didn't progress to anything worse.

Tonight, I won't be able to go to bed early because I have The Black List on TV at 9. I left the show before the end last week because I was tired and they had a huge plot reveal so I can't make that mistake tonight.

I'm currently reading THE PASSING BELLS by Phillip Rock. This is the first of a historical trilogy set before and during and after WWI -- very Downton Abbey though it was first published in the 70s. Here is a description:
The guns of August are rumbling throughout Europe in the summer of 1914, but war has not yet touched Abingdon Pryory. Here, at the grand home of the Greville family, the parties, dances, and romances play on. Alexandra Greville embarks on her debutante season while brother Charles remains hopelessly in love with the beautiful, untitled Lydia Foxe, knowing that his father, the Earl of Stanmore, will never approve of the match. Downstairs the new servant, Ivy, struggles to adjust to the routines of the well-oiled household staff, as the arrival of American cousin Martin Rilke, a Chicago newspaperman, causes a stir. But, ultimately, the Great War will not be denied, as what begins for the high-bred Grevilles as a glorious adventure soon takes its toll—shattering the household's tranquility, crumbling class barriers, and bringing its myriad horrors home.

This kindle version was first published in 1979, the reissue was published in 2012; it has 532 pages. This is a loan from the library. 

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

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