Monday, January 11, 2016

Technically ....

Currently reading A MILLION STEPS by Kurt Koontz. Nonfiction.

Kurt Koontz thought he was well prepared for his 490-mile walking trip on the historic Camino de Santiago pilgrimage route in Spain. He was fit and strong. He had a good guidebook and all the right equipment. His pilgrim passport would grant him access to the shelter of hostels along the way. But all that, however helpful, did not begin to encompass the grandeur of his external or internal adventure. A Million Steps climbs over the high meadows of the Pyrenees, quests through the unceasing wind of the Meseta, and dances in the rains of Galicia. While following the yellow arrows that mark the route, Koontz also navigates through his personal history of addiction, recovery, and love. With outgoing humor and friendliness, he embraces the beauty of the countryside and joyful connections to other pilgrims from around the world. Part diary, part travelogue, A Million Steps is a journey within a journey all the way to the Cathedral de Santiago de Compostela and beyond.

Published in 2013, it has 214 pages. 

Also reading THE WEAVER'S INHERITANCE by Kate Sedley. 8th of 22 in series featuring Roger the Chapman, a medieval chapman (peddler) in England.
The year is 1476, and after a hard winter hawking his wares through the ice and rain, Roger the Chapman is looking forward to spending Christmas in Bristol, enjoying the warm hearth and good food of his mother-in-law Margaret-even if it means the young widower will have to endure her constant matchmaking. However, Margaret has barely introduced him to her cousin Adela when Roger's attentions are demanded elsewhere. The long-lost son of a wealthy Bristol weaver, presumed murdered on a visit to London six years before, has miraculously reappeared, to the delight of the old man and to the indignation of Alison Burnett, who refuses to believe that the bedraggled stranger is her brother Clement-the rightful heir to half her father's fortune. When Alison's violent objections provoke Alderman Weaver into disinheriting her altogether, she appeals to Roger's reputation as a solver of mysteries to prove her growing suspicions right.
 Published in 2001, it has 256 pages.

NCIS: Los Angeles is a repeat so nothing on TV for me tonight. And I can probably go to bed early which is good on a Monday.

Today is National Step in a Puddle and Splash Your Friends Day. In January. Puddles are frozen in a large portion of the country. Who assigns these days? And why do we need THIS day?

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

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