Happy Thursday everyone. Yesterday there was snow and then freezing rain. The skies were grey and gloomy. My afternoon meetings were cancelled (luckily) as it was a bit of a dicey drive home at that hour and I assume it would have been worse later on. But it was nice to get home early in the afternoon and not have another day to make up at school in June.
I was excited to have some extra me time with plans to make some art, but boy a nap sure sounded good. This week has been busy and I think my muse is taking a little vacation. I've got the February blahs I think.
But I do have this page I made last week in my calendar journal. It's a coloring calendar, so I colored my page, but didn't want a page quite so bold, so I rubbed some brown ink over the page, Then I added the paper ephemera and stamped a quote, using the coloring page as my background.
But I have been reading and listening to some audiobooks. Not just mysteries, but quite a few mysteries. Trying out some new authors.
Here's 3 I thought worth mentioning. You might be familiar with these titles. None of them are new publications.
Did Marie Antoinette and the King of France's son die while being held prisoner in the Black Tower? Since no one knows exactly what happened to him-did he die from tuberculosis, was he murdered or was he switched with another child and taken out of the prison. This book is a fictional story about this mystery, and also an interesting look at that time. I will say I listened to this book and after 2 hours I almost gave up because nothing much seemed to be going on. Then I read the reviews on Amazon that said to keep at it, and I am glad I did because at that point I suddenly had a hard time putting the book down
And what is the creature killing people in the Museum of Natural History in New York City? It's a little sci fi and a little science and a little police story. A little different for me, but it is good to shake it up a bit. I enjoyed this book and plan on reading the next one by these 2 authors.
And finally my latest read. This is a cool story (part 1 of 3 books) because it goes from modern times back to the Anasazi people (Ancient Ones). If you aren't familiar with the Anasazi, these were ancient Pueblo People who lived in the southwestern US . They lived in homes built into the sides of canyon walls that were reached by climbing ladders down into their villages from the canyon tops.
Like this. I got this photo from Wikipedia and it is a view from Mesa Verde National Park, which is a very cool place.
Anyhow in this book there is murder in the ancient Pueblo and there are modern archaeologists finding the bones and artifacts from these people. I haven't yet finished it but I'm curious who's the ancient murderer and how that connects up to modern times.
And I'm on my 14th book so far this year. Man, maybe I need more of an exciting life.
Thanks for visiting.