Celebrating β€˜World Book Day’ πŸ“šπŸŽˆπŸŒ·

Hello my lovely friends πŸ’•

Happy ‘World Book Day‘ 😍

Did you get to spend the day with an old favorite or are you trying something new?

🌻I just started a new book – ‘The Masterpiece’ by Fiona Davis. πŸ€“

It’s a story set in Grand Central Terminal in New York City.

Clara and Virginia – two independent women, separated by decades, both working in that grand building, and drawn together by a painting.

It sounds like a wonderful read, and I’m anxious to find out more about these two.

Do you have a favorite genre or do you read whatever strikes your fancy?

I usually go for Murder Mysteries…nothing too dark and sinister though. 😁 But recently I find myself drawn to historical fiction.

🌻Since we’re talking about books 😊 Isn’t this a marvelous idea? What do you think?

🌻Do you find yourself in this picture?

What stage are you at? I’m usually an 8, sometimes a 5 πŸ™‚

Now it’s time to put everything down – books and laptop – and fix dinner πŸ˜…

I leave you with these words of wisdom πŸ’œ

Take good care of yourself! πŸ’•

Bookish Hodgepodge πŸ“š

Hello my lovely friends πŸ’•

Wanna talk books? I’m here for ya! 😊

I’m having reading time aplenty, and would love to share my findings and thoughts with you. And I would love to hear what you have to say!

1. Do you know the ‘Royal Spyness’ series by Rhys Bowen?
The narrative is Lady Georgiana, 35th in line to the throne of England. That’s quite far removed, so her life in the late 1920s/early 1930s isn’t always easy. But she manages quite well. These books are very entertaining, while giving us a glimpse into the past.

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One of my, if not the favorite comeback line, is from the book ‘Love and Death Among the Cheetahs’. It tells the story of Georgiana and Darcy’s honeymoon in Kenia. After stumbling across a murder victim, they are being interrogated by the police, and the following exchange occurs…

ba4a1bc2-8efd-4545-b40a-453b3274faf8Isn’t it fabulous? πŸ˜‚ I so wish we all had a comeback like this handy whenever someone comes at us sideways! πŸ˜‰

2. If you’re following me on Instagram you already know that I’m alphabetizing my library. In the process, I’m showing off some read-worthy books (alphabetized by author). I’m only on Day 4 – but this is what I have so far…

A is for Atherton (Nancy) – Author of the ‘Aunt Dimity Series’

B is for Bowen (Rhys) – You read about her above

C is for Cannell (Dorothy) – Author of the ‘Ellie Haskell Mysteries’, and numerous other      bestsellers

is for Davis (Fiona) – Author of  ‘The Masterpiece’, ‘The Dollhouse’, ‘The Chelsea Girls’, to name just a few. All these books are historicalnovels, set in iconic New York City buildings. Fiona Davis melds real life NY with fictional characters in a masterful way.

3. Show-and-Tell

Back in the good old days, aka the shopping days  πŸ˜, I came across this magnificent copy of ‘Grimm’s FairyTales’. Printed in 1945, with wonderful illustrations it’s the latest addition to my antique book collection.

 4. Coloring Page ~ Title: So many books, so little time πŸ€“

I’ve also been drawing again…here is my latest piece.
I plan to fill in the ‘spines’ with the names of my favorite books.

 Here it is all plain, waiting for you and your pencils! πŸ˜ƒ

 

That’s all for today. Thank you so much for reading!

Take good care of yourself  πŸ’• Be safe & stay healthy!