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  1. I'm reading Lies Sleeping by Ben Aaronovitch. I love this Rivers of London / Peter Grant series. They manage to be engaging, nuanced and humorous, while forwarding an at times pretty intense plot arc. A pleasure to read.
  2. 'Tis indeed! You Can Leave Your Hat On ~ Joe Cocker (One of my favourite versions)
  3. What's the weather like?

    The rain is being thrown down today. It stops for a little but, then another downpour hits. Yuck!
  4. I am currently reading Ben Aaronovitch's Hanging Tree, ahead of reading his Lies Sleeping.
  5. Your Book Activity - December 2019

    In December I read my way through Rachel Caine's Weather Warden series - a windy romp!
  6. I dreamt that I heard Mr Punch laughing gleefully by my ear, but when I woke I realised it was my phone. The Hanging Tree by Ben Aaronovitch
  7. Raven's Reads

    I always enjoyed watching and listening to Clive James over the years, but (weirdly) never thought to read anything other than the odd article by him. That may have to change! Happy New Year Raven.
  8. Merry Christmas Everyone!

    I hope everyone enjoyed their Christmas break. Wishing you all a VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR!
  9. Time Travelling With A Hamster by Ross Welford
  10. Christmas planning and chat

    The peppermint creams are a doddle (and very rich!). I make mine with using condensed milk, rather than egg white. Here is pretty much the recipe I use - although not the glitter! I leave some plain, and others half dipped in chocolate and I have also made colour ones using food colouring. They are fun to make.
  11. Chrissy's Reading 2019

    Thank you for the kind words. I should make clear that this year has also brought me buckets of joy and laughter and happiness and cake too! I have been examining the dark episodes slighter more than I ever have, rather than my usual keep a rhythm going, ride it out method of coping. Although this has been both really helpful and constructive, and at times fascinating, it has also been emotionally quite draining, so I think that has made the difference.
  12. Chrissy's Reading 2019

    There has been the occasional battle with depression since I was a teen, but this year has been a bit more of a struggle than usual, and this has impacted my reading quite a bit. This second half the year I have leaned toward re reads, the comfort of the familiar has most definitely been required. At some stage (hopefully before year end) I will make note of what I have been reading, and perhaps have a think about my reading hopes for next year.
  13. All I Want For Christmas Is You ~ Mariah Carey