I am currently reading my way through a long list of science fiction and fantasy titles. (http://www.npr.org/2011/08/07/138938145/science-fiction-and-fantasy-finalists if you are interested in the list).
OMG, it was difficult to set this book down last night!
I spent a couple of hours in the evening with a friend and her big lovable oaf of a dog. She works for a Guide Dog charity and they are collecting clothing, suitcases, bedding, towels, etc. for an enormous garage sale to raise money for the organization. I packed an huge, heavy suitcase with clothing. Then I emptied out the bottom of my coat closet--a garbage bag of shoes! Looking around, I saw my mom's cedar chest--with a thick coating of dust on it. Hmmm....I can't be using whatever's in there! Three more garbage bags of sheets, towels, blankets. The cedar chest is empty now and I feel like I've had a weight lifted off me.
I highly recommend a good purge to make life look a little brighter!
But when I got home from my delivery mission, I had to have another visit with Inspector Gamache, and it ran a little late. *Yawn*