The smell of roasting lamb wafts up towards the study...must go off to the "Co" for new potatoes, redcurrant jelly and fresh peas. The mint is already growing in a pot on the windowsill... Roll on lunch time!
It is another gloriously sunny and warm day - finished the book I was reading - no wonder it won The 1998 Arthur C Clarke award. I found it difficult to begin - don't like books that have two different time zones - but this one caught my attention and, at the end, I couldn't put it down! "The Sparrow" by Mary Doria Russell - Science Fiction - and takes 'you on an extraordinary journey to a distant planet and to the very centre of the human soul...' One moving line found in the last quarter of the book reads: "I think sometimes that God needs us to cry his tears."
A fellow member of the Book Club at Saint Nicholas' lent "The Sparrow" to me - this group is going to be a useful extension of my reading range! Normally Sci-Fi gets barely a second glance from me!
Tuesday night is Book Club night - looking forward to hearing what folk think about the choice - The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas.