James (katsurian) wrote,

Dividing Line

I think my house sits on the weather dividing line. I'll be working on the computer and look up through the kitchen window at the front of the house to see the rain (today it was hail)just pouring down, turn around to look through the patio window at the back deck to find it dry as a bone. Thirty seconds later, sometimes longer, raindrops begin to make its appearance on the back deck! Too weird but I guess the line has to be drawn somewhere!

Speaking of hail, I barely made it into the bookstore this morning before those really dark, ominous clouds let loose. Two minutes and the ground was white with little ice pellets. By the time I left it was all gone and I had a book that I never thought I'd find in Portland! Okay, technically Milwaukie but I've been looking online for the last four books in the series (at a reasonable price) for several years now. Lizbie Brown (Mary Marriot) wrote the Elizabeth Blair series which, like Earlene Fowler's Benni Harper series, uses quilt patterns as titles. That's not unusual since Elizabeth Blair is a quilt shop owner in England. It's also where the author lives and may explain why they're so hard to find here! But I've now got the fourth one! I just need three more to finish the series!
I also picked up a few other books including #2 & 3 of Cleo Coyle's (Alice Kimberly) Coffeehouse series and what may turn out to be a bew series for Maggie Sefton about a realtor in Colorado. (I couldn't resist it - from the back cover: The elegant library in the must-see charmer came complete with built-in bookshelves and its very own corpse...)
Sure wish I could read as fast as I pick these books up! lol

I've finished up through to #5 in Charlaine Harris' Sookie Stackhouse series - oh, Lily Bard, from the author's Shakespeare series, makes an appearance with her husband (when did she get married? Don't remember that) in Dead as a Doornail. That left me in a bind - if they find out, will Sookie end up in jail or will they actually lose a case since its not part of their series. Erg, irritating. The Shakespeare series is my favorite of the four Charlaine Harris writes. Evidently they didn't find out - that was one of the loose ends the author left in the book. For all the reader knows, Lily and Jack are stuck in a motel and will never make it back to their own series. *Gasp* (Okay, maybe I've read just a little too much Jasper Fforde there :)
Also finished the first books in both of Michele Scott's series: Murder Uncorked & Saddled with Trouble. Stopped of at the Library to pick up the second in her Wine Lover's series and found out I had an On Order book come in: The Princess Mage by Maggie L. Wood. Um, I'm supposed to be reading Murder on a Girl's Night Out by Anne George for whodundidit for tomorrow's discussion but...well...I'll read it tomorrow! Even if I have to stay up late to finish it!
I'm currently reading The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon & Last of the Wilds by Trudi Canavan.

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