Friday, February 12, 2010

Winterlude in Indy? We're nearly as cold as Ottawa, anyway.

Feb 12th and it's not been above freezing in Indy for several days, and not forecast for nearly a week more. I haven't checked the canal, but I'll bet it's frozen solid. Indianapolis needs to have a Winterlude festival here, so folks will bundle up and get outdoors in a festive way. Who should tell the mayor about this?

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Book reviews?

For visitors who want to say more than just "Hi" but aren't sure how to start, here's a thought, what are you reading, who wrote it, do you recommend it?

I've been working my way through the Maisie Dobbs series (recommended by Eugenia Fernandez) about a woman who, after being a nurse on the front lines, has become a detective/psychologist. She doesn't consider a case complete until, once the mystery is solved, the participants are at peace with the findings. For history and fact-collectors, they're loaded with details about post-WWI England, how the war affected families, women, the economy, medical advances, etc. A little bit of supernatural doesn't add a whole lot to the series, IMHO, but doesn't get too over-the-top either.

Have just begun "The People of the Book", the book being an Passover Haggada that's rescued from the Bosnian chaos and has a lot of history behind it. I also recommend this for fact-collectors, it's DEEP in details about how book conservators do their work.

Monday, February 1, 2010


Hey, Becky Thacker, congratulations on your forthcoming book, and your brand new blog. I'm looking forward to lots of interesting stuff here.