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Sunday Salon finds me looking out the window in a earnest attempt to participate in the Global Backyard Bird Count. Not a single bird, it's so cold... maybe tomorrow?
I finished Fatherland, Robert Harris this week, and remember how I said I was thinking of not voting ever again, no way, VOTE, make your voice heard or else... Fatherland was a wild ride, historical fiction of sorts, very unsettling, and to my surprise a quite believable storyline. It's a murder mystery, set in post WWII (almost current time) Germany, the Nazi's were victorious in the WWII, Hitler is alive and celebrating his 75th birthday. It's quite a scenario. Corruption, bribery, propaganda, and love all rolled into one. Money and selfishness is also prime. Next up is Among Others, Jo Walton, Winner of the Nebula Award. I'm not very far into it, it seems pretty good, this was a gift from my youngest son (the author) he thought I should read it. Sometimes when it's his turn to pick up library books he's having to hide the titles, just in case someone thinks he's reading Maeve Binchy or something. He takes a not see through bag to carry these things home in. I on the other hand must look pretty out of mind when I'm picking up his anime movies. Tomorrow is family day here in Ontario, I'm making a turkey dinner, I may be the only one eating it, but I just need some cranberry sauce, and mushroom gravy, and stuffing. I'll be thinking of creative leftover ideas. Turkey pot pie, turkey wraps, don't really like turkey soup, turkey sandwiches, hot turkey sandwiches... stir fry turkey... maybe I'll freeze a serving of turkey or two.
Fatherland was a recommendation by Margaret at Books Please, thanks Margaret.