Saturday, March 22, 2008
March 23rd would have been Bridie's 15th birthday. Hard to believe my little sweetie passed away just a short time ago, on February 8th.
Yesterday I finished Agatha Christie's The Golden Ball & Other Stories. This is the St. Martin's Minotaur Mystery edition. I like her short stories & think Christie had a remarkable talent for the short stories. Some of these are supernatural in tone, and really send the chills down your spine. Others are just about normal people trying to make their way through life, but who encounter surprising events or surprising people. Not all of them are criminal in nature, although all are quite surprising. Well worth reading, and because they're short stories, you can read one before bedtime and not be kept awake by the pressing need to finish the whole book before going to sleep. ;) Yes, I suffer from this compulsion. The book is 279 pages.
The 2nd book I'm now reading is Dead Heat by Dick and Felix Francis. This came out last year, and I am enjoying it as much this time as I did the first time I read it. It is set in a restaurant, and the main character is the chef. Francis' mysteries are among my favorites and I'm glad he's back to writing again. He certainly has not lost his touch. This one is 342 pages long.
On the menu for this weekend, oven fried almond chicken (delicious & easy) and sour cream black cherry muffins. Yum!