Sunday, January 26, 2014

The Cold Continues…



Drive my dead thoughts over the universe

     Like withered leaves to quicken a new birth!

     And, by the incantation of this verse,

Scatter, as from an unextinguished hearth

     Ashes and sparks, my words among mankind!

     Be through my lips to unawakened earth

The trumpet of a prophecy! O, wind,

     If Winter comes, can Spring be far behind?

~Percy Bysshe Shelley

Taken Saturday Morning
It’s ten ‘till two in the afternoon, so I’m getting another late start today on my Sunday Salon post, but in all fairness, I had to wait until my fingers thawed out so I could actually type and I’m still fighting this head cold that I have caught.
It’s cold here—and when I say cold, I mean colder than Alaska cold—thanks to round two of the bloody Polar Vortex that seems to hanging over us and refusing to release us from its icy grasp. And don’t get me started on the snow—we’ve already had half a foot of snow and more is on the way.
You know it’s cold when you’re outside for less than 5 minutes shoveling—or in my case attempting to shovel, or I should say fighting the drifts—and your thick wool legwarmer actually freezes.
Needless to say, I didn’t stay outside too long, which was good considering I just managed to get inside and warmed up when the power went off. And my Scottish oatmeal breakfast helped to warm me up.
In other news, here’s what been going on in bloglandia.
Lost In Me by Barbara J. Hancock—for those of you who like modern gothics, Lost In Me is sure to satisfy. And it’s completely free thanks to Harlequin putting it out as a free online read!
Named of the Dragon by Susanna Kearsley—another modern gothic--or women-in-jeopardy novel as the author calls them. Written with Kearsley’s flare for combining history, mystery, romance, and suspense, Named of the Dragon—while not as strong as her other novels—will please and entertain.
The Dark Witch by Nora Robert—I’ve never been a fan of Nora Roberts, but I loved this one and cannot wait for the next two in the trilogy.
Reviews to come this week:
Darkening Around Me by Barbara J. Hancock—another delightful modern gothic that I cannot wait to share.
Unleashing Mr. Darcy by Teri Wilson—a brilliant modern take of Pride & Prejudice.
diy candle holder
Stained glass candleholder
DIY to come this week:
My adventures in arm knitting…
What I’m Reading this week:
Every Secret Thing by Susanna Kearsley
Charlotte by Mima
Douglas by Grace Burrowes
Legacy of Darkness by Jane Godman
In other news…
DSCF5151I was in my writing cave for most of last week and some of the weekend working on my own modern gothic trying to make my deadline and keeping well stocked with tea and biscuits…now if only Carson (the butler from Downton Abbey) would keep my teapot topped off…


Erin @ Paperback Stash said...

I love your tea comments. Tea is awesome :) Good luck on the Gothic. It looks so cold, like the pictures. Great blog, thank you.

Erin @ Paperback Stash said...

I love your tea comments. Tea is awesome :) Good luck on the Gothic. It looks so cold, like the pictures. Great blog, thank you.