Tuesday, February 3, 2009

A Good Read

Winter is a great time for reading (as are spring, summer and fall :>}). I highly recommend "The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society". It's a marvelous book, written in the form of letters. The story takes place just after World War II, and the main characters live in Guernsey, one of the Channel islands, which had been occupied by Nazi soldiers for five years. The Occupation is over and the islanders are putting their lives back together. Did you ever see a snowman with a beard before?

Once the newness wears off, snow isn't quite so pretty.

Just so Ginny knows I've been cooking while she was gone!


Suzanne said...

I must look those books up, I have spent too many hours reading photography books, sometimes a change is good.

I can see the snow not been so pretty now, it must get very slippery and dangerous at this stage.

Owen Phillips said...

Thanks for sharing that book ! Sounds interesting... you might like the posting about one of the Channel Islands on the "Outsider Environments - Outdoor Art" blog which I added today to the list of blogs I follow on my blog... there was a beautiful chappel built out of shells and pebbles and whatnot. And many other interesting places to explore there, on a cold, vicarious, Winter day... bye

Daisy said...

A snowman with a beard!! HA HA HA! :D

Supper looks yummy! Ginny will be so proud of you. :)

I have an award for you at my Dancing blog when you have time.

Tine said...

I will have to have a look at that book :) Your cooking looks delicious!

The Gingerbread House said...

So, you have been making an effort to finally feed the family,I'm proud of you and I recognized the peas, what else was on that plate...I have to know! Snow after awhile does get boring or shall we say dirty...Ginny

ladydi said...

Hey, Ginny! It is baked orange roughy (fish, you know), potatoes, and of course peas. I forgot to put out the applesauce until after I had taken the picture.