Well like most of the rest of the world with a couple of worrying exceptions, in the Uk we are still in lockdown and I am so glad that I am not living in a small flat in the city. In a smallish town in sunny Devon, we have the countryside within walking distance and a garden too, so life isn’t too bad. My daughter is realising that her birthday next week will be a bit of a damp squib with no party, but thanks to internet shopping, there will still be presents.
I am just glad we are still allowed out to exercise, so going for a walk in the woods is still a daily thing for me, but for how long?
Pet Sematary by Stephen King
My Rating: ★★★✬☆ 3.5 stars
I’m not quite sure what I was so scared of. It’s a book that I kind of knew the plot of, despite having never read it or seen the movie. It’s like watching a train crash in slow motion, I know what is going to vaguely happen, but am utterly powerless to stop it. I would have finished it a month ago, but the print of the paperback that I read was so tiny, I had to break out the reading glasses (which I never normally use). Only truly scary for the last 40 pages but it ends really interestingly.
The Vicious Vet (Agatha Raisin, #2)
by M.C. Beaton
My Rating: ★★★★☆
Another delightful mystery and perfect for these times of COVID-19 threat and anxiety. I love Agatha, not for her deluded romantic aspirations (but they do make me giggle) but for her tenacity and sheer bloody-mindedness. An unlikely heroine for our times maybe?