Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Sorry I've Been Neglecting My Blog

I know, I know, I've been neglecting you lately. One reason is that I'm slogging through a book I don't really like that happens to be a loooong one. Trouble is that it isn't bad enough to just call it a DNF and get rid of it so I'll keep slogging.

The other reason is that I've been busy. Of course I was watching the Final Four and congratulations to Kentucky for the big win. Great team. I do feel badly for the Kansas team though and its fans, i.e. Margot of Joyfully Retired.

I'm participating in something new in Montrose, the county seat about six miles from home. A few years ago someone had the brilliant idea of conducting adult classes in a wide variety of subjects in spring and fall. I hadn't enrolled but the classes have been very popular. Then my friend Joan told me about a new one called "The Book Society" and we both enrolled, as did another friend Susan. We've enjoyed the first of the four sessions and I'm really looking forward to the other three.

Around here I rarely have an opportunity to talk with other readers even though I know there are many in the area, particularly mystery fans. We met at a small restaurant in town which specializes in the use of local foods, and all of us were delighted with our meals. There were eight of us at the first one, three others being away on vacations at the time. We discussed books to our hearts' content and I felt so at home doing so. The woman "teaching" the class moved here from NYC and she's an excellent discussion guide.

Between the Book Society, doctors' appointments for both of us, basketball on television, and the long book as well as other, more ordinary, chores and fun, I failed to post on this blog. However, I'm nearly finished with the book and have a stack of others to read, most of which are coming out in May. Hopefully I won't neglect you any longer.


  1. It sounds like you've been busy! I was watching basketball too and was sad to see Kansas lose. Your Book Society sounds like a lot of fun!

  2. Curious to hear more about The Book Society. Remember is too short for boring books!

  3. The Book Society classes sound like such fun, Barbara. I always find I don't blog as much when I have a lot going on in my life too.

  4. Well, I can hardly blame you as I have neglected my blog much more than you do this year :)
    But how nice for you to have found people in the neighbourhood to discuss books with.