The year rolls on. For part of this month in South Oz we have been in sort of lock-down - they called it a 'pause' where for 3 days we stayed home. It was meant to be longer, but was called off. For some people it was their first experience of being house-bound.
But now restrictions still apply on what we are able to do because we have one that defines social distancing as 1 person to every 4 sq meters, and that looks like it might extend for another week. That really limits what social gatherings can happen - makes things like chess, bridge, backgammon and mah jong very difficult.
But anyway, reading has continued and I am pleased to announce that I have reached 110 books for the year. My target is 120, so in December that will mean 10 books.
In the last month some good reads
- 4.5, FAIR WARNING, Michael Connelly
- 4.6, THOSE PEOPLE, Louise Candlish
- 4.4, THE SECOND SLEEP, Robert Harris
- 4.8, A ROOM MADE OF LEAVES, Kate Grenville Australian author, not crime fiction
- 4.3, THE HOUSE ON FRIPP ISLAND, Rebecca Kauffman
- 4.8, THE SILENCE, Susan Allott
- 4.6, SILENT KILL, Jane Casey
- 4.4, THE MAN WITH A LOAD OF MISCHIEF, Martha Grimes
- 4.8, A SONG FOR DARK TIMES, Ian Rankin