41: what’s the last book you remember really, really loving?

The Illegal Gardener by Sara Alexi.
illegal gardener

Did I write about this before?  It is a lovely book.  I recommend it highly.  Another fav is The Magic Apple Tree by Susan Hill.  I have reread this a billion times at least.  🙂  It’s just a nice slice of  a life I wouldn’t have minded having.

the magic apple tree

I think I may have gotten my new homemaker fired.  I called to explain why I couldn’t keep him as my person, because I do not have the energy to train him, or go to the laundromat with him to show him how to use the machines.  Agency said they gave him three hours training, but apparently none of it was how to do housekeeping, or the fact that he only gets paid for a certain amount of hours.  He wanted to stay Monday and do a lot more, but I had to explain to him that his two hours were up and he would not get paid and go home now, please. He is coming for his hour today, and then tomorrow when he goes to the office, I think they will let him go.  I feel bad, cause he really is nice and eager to help, but that is not enough.  Ah well.

Lovely cool and breezy day.  As an October day should be.  That hot and sticky is meant for August, not October, Mother Nature.  Get with the program, please.

Did I mention that I am binge-watching Dalziel (Dee-el) and Pascoe?  Man, that Pascoe is a sourpuss.  I think he’s smiled once in the whole five seasons I’ve seen.  And the Brits have really strange pronunciations.  Featherstonehaugh is pronounced Fanshaw, for example.  Weird people, the Brits.  Anyway, show is set in Yorkshire.  Yesterday, I ordered from Domino’s.  First time in years.  Got a salad, a pasta dish, and the irresistable chocolate lava cakes.  One order, enough food for two days.  It was really good.  I was surprised. 😉 Later, I was thinking about it to write down that I liked these particular dishes, and the thought popped into my head:  “That was right good.”  I am assimilating Yorkshire speech?  I’ve already been spelling things the British way (behaviour, etc.) from reading so much Torchwood fan fiction written by Brits.  Spell check hates me.  LOL

Enjoy the autumn, those of you in the Northern Hemisphere.  Enjoy the spring, the rest of you.  🙂

9 thoughts on “41: what’s the last book you remember really, really loving?

  1. Haha, I used to watch that. They’re not as different from Aussies as they are from Americans. One of my friends is from Yorkshire and I remember her parents speaking just like that! All my books are in storage, but I went to the library yesterday and got some out. Sick of no books. I’ll let you know if any are any good.

    • Get a Kindle. You can get a lot of free books, or even buy them, for it. Takes up almost no space and holds loads and loads of books. Not the same as a real book, with page-turning and book smells, but it’s handy. They go on sale frequently, it seems. If you have Prime, you can get some good deals, too. I have three, in different stages of wearing out, and a Kindle Fire Tablet that you can read on as well. My hands hurt when I hold a book, so the kindle makes life much easier. I bought my first one September, 2011, and it’s still working, sort of. LOL It freezes a lot and reboots itself a lot, but it’s still very usable. I’ve used it very nearly every single day since I bought it. It’s a keyboard version, which they don’t make anymore. Stupid Amazon. It’s my favorite one and I will be crushed if it ever fails. Amazon is trying to take over the world, but I still love them anyway. 🙂

  2. I do that; if I watch a lot of British shows, or read, say, Douglas Adams, I start speaking and writing differently. I like it. 🙂

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