Wednesday, October 27

a grand thing

I finished The Language of the Bees several days ago and soon discovered that our library's copies of the next book in the series were all checked out.....with a waiting list. So I made the rare decision to order a new copy from Amazon. It was just what I needed to qualify an order of home-schooling books for free shipping. (So you see the wonderful rightness and logic of my decision, don't you?)

While I waited for the book to arrive, I started Agatha Christie's autobiography. I can tell that it is going to be interesting and delightful.

From the introduction:

"To be part of something one doesn't in the least understand is, I think, one of the most refreshing things about life.

I like living. I have sometimes been wildly despairing, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow, but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing."

But poor Agatha is going to have to wait now.....I received a package from Amazon this afternoon....I am tired and aching from uncluttering and cleaning....and now the rain has begun to I am taking The God of the Hive and heading to the porch sofa!


  1. I can tell I must add Agatha Christie's autobiography to my "must read this winter" list! I haven't read The Language of the Bees yet, either. So, I expect I should add it to my list, too? :-)

  2. Some months ago, I read a wonderful biography of Agatha Christie, but I do not remember the author. It was excellent.

    Making a list now of the books you have read to ferret them out from the library. :)

  3. What a wonderful quote! I am not all that fond of murder mysteries but I do love biographies. I put the quote (I hope you don't mind!) on my FB page and someone told me that Ms. Christie suffered from "Dissociative Fugue", which is, in a nutshell, someone who, without warning, runs away and take on a completely new identity. I hate to admit it but Fugue is a favorite daydream...that I have yet to act on LOL but still the lure is there. Did it mention much about it in the book? Cool stuff. Thank you!