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Wednesday, 20 February 2013


Winter is the perfect time to curl up with a good novel beside a crackling fire.  When the snow is deep and the cold cuts right through your heaviest coat it's time to stay inside.

I've recently started reading Outlander an historical fiction based in the Scottish Highlands of the 1740s. I'm always interested in how people lived and Diana draws from considerable research to paint the scene of life back in that time period.

If you enjoy history you won't be disappointed. She is an excellent story teller who makes it hard to put her book down.

OK, it's warm here by the fire and I need to get back to my book.

Let me know what books or authors you enjoy. Always good to hear from you.

Check out Sherri's blog for some cute pictures of Owen.

Thanks for stopping by and safe travels everyone.


  1. I love R.D. Lawrence's books. He was a famed Canadian naturalist/biologist/writer. He shared his wonder, appreciation and joy of the natural world, in his books. He was also deeply concerned, about the conservation of the environment. Sadly, he passed away, with another book partly written. There is a museum in Minden, Ontario, built in his honour.

  2. Thanks Lori;

    I think I'll get his book "Where the Water Lilies Grow" next time I'm in the library. Looks like an enjoyable read and one with insight into the creatures around us here in Bancroft.