Turning Pages

If we were having coffee, I would tell you I turned over a new leaf, tea leaf that is. I’m having a cup of honey chai turmeric this morning. I do have coffee available if you prefer.

The weather continues moderate here and good for walking outside. We did have some wind the other day which kicked up quite a bit of sand into the air. But none of the extreme weather like I read about in other parts of country and world. Life here continues mostly indoors.

Our book group is starting up again this month. I had already purchased three new books and I am in the process of starting to read the third one. We will meet on Zoom but the plan is for in person in March.

The three books:

‘The Sentence’ by Louise Erdrich

‘State of Terror’ by Hillary Rodham Clinton and Louise Penny

‘The Dark Hours’ by Michael Connelly

The book group book for this month:

‘The Vanishing Half’ by Brit Bennett

Of the two books on the top list that I just read; ‘State of Terror’ is the page turner. ‘The Sentence’ centers around a haunted bookstore in Minneapolis. It includes current events like living through the pandemic lockdowns and protests after the killing of George Floyd. The bookstore is able to remain open and sell books by curbside pick-up and sometimes home delivery. I picked up a couple of books curbside, but now I order them online for delivery. I did have a book arrive damaged recently and had to go to the local Barnes & Noble to exchange it. I didn’t expect to see so many people in the store, all wearing masks. Like in the book, bookstores are a balm during these times.

Maybe we’ll turn the page on Covid soon.

‘I’m feeling a little prickly.’
But Spring is on the way

Weekend Coffee Share is hosted by Natalie at Natalie the Explorer

And Stream of Consciousness Saturday is hosted by Linda G Hill. The prompt word for Saturday is ‘page.’

16 thoughts on “Turning Pages

  1. J-Dub

    I would enjoy to be part of a book club again. Covid killed that for us and so far we’re still on hiatus. We had dropped down to only 5 or 6 folks anyway after our moderator took a new job outside the library in 2019. I enjoyed the Vanishing Half, hope you do too.

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    1. Deborah Drucker Post author

      Our president had stepped down and we were on hiatus for about a month. Then someone stepped forward to take the lead. Glad to hear you liked the book. I have to start reading it soon for the next book group meeting.

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  2. Susanne

    I love your plants! And the tea sounds interesting. I’m a big fan of turmeric in all kinds of things, although right now I’m mainly taking it in tablets! It could be nice in tea, however, especially with honey too. Is this a tea you put together yourself or do you have ready bags or a loose mix?

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  3. Kirstin

    That tea sounds good. My book club seems to be taking a break, which I have mixed feelings about. I was enjoying it, but it seemed that only 2 or 3 of us ever showed up which was kind of a bummer, but I’m still focusing on getting some good reading done. I enjoyed your update and photos.

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