Dorothy's blog is Hensrule-- books, chickens, food, friends. Although she has a fondness for British mysteries, as do I, that's not the only reason to visit her blog; you never know just what kind of goodies you're going to find.
Besides book talk and reviews, you could find photos her son (an English teacher in Phnom Penh) took in Saigon, or there's that photo of Rosemary Lemon Curd Coffee Cake that makes my mouth water, or Dorothy will tell you about gathering eggs with Miss Wilma. (Resident Dachshunds Miss Wilma and Huey P. Long make me wonder if Dorothy has read any of Canadian Dachshund lover Mary Jane Maffini's books with their two "long-waisted" characters named Truffle and Sweet Marie?) Visiting Hensrule is fun, and if you haven't done so, I certainly hope you take the opportunity to do so. Please say hi while you're there!
If you're visiting from Hensrule-- Welcome! If you'd like to see any of Dorothy's photos in larger sizes, all you have to do is click on them, and they'll open in new windows. If you'd like to see the blogging (and reading) spaces of past participants, click on the Scene of the Blog tab at the very top of my header. You'll be given two ways to sample: by blog name or by location. Enjoy your visit, and I hope to see you here again real soon! Now let's head on over to Dorothy's!
|Where Dorothy blogs.|
I'm so happy to be featured on Scene Of The Blog. What an honor! Where to begin, I have so many favorite places to sit and read and blog. As a librarian, I am surrounded by books all day, and I get the pleasure of ordering the books for the library, so I pretty much always have something good to read! And I consider all my patrons my friends because we all share a love of reading. The first thing they ask is what do I have to read that's good? I know what kind of books each one of my patrons like to read, so they know they can count on me to have something just for them whenever they come in. I enjoy my job so much, it is perfect for me. I've enjoyed reading since I was a young girl, and my favorites are British mysteries. That is what my mother always liked best, so I guess she passed that on to me.
|Huey's tired of waiting for the story to resume!|
At home I don't spend as much time on the computer, I guess because I work at one all day! I get help from my pets, they enjoy sitting beside me while I read. My grand-dog Huey P. Long likes to help me pick out books, he's so smart! I do love to read other people's blogs, especially ones that talk about books. I always like to find a new author I didn't know about. And of course, I love the vintage mysteries from the 30's and 40's. Rue Morgue Press is a great place to look, they have published some very good quality mysteries, also the Felony & Mayhem Press has a good catalog to look for good mysteries. Although I do own a Kindle and enjoy it a lot for the instant gratification, especially while traveling, there is nothing like curling up next to the fire with a good book. I hope we always have books to read.
|Nothing beats a reading chair by the fireplace!|
I was so glad to look through the list of other blogs who have been featured on Scene Of The Blog, I had no idea there were that many book lovers with blogs!
I'd much prefer to read about books, than to read about decorating or cooking. Although, they are pretty to look at, I'd personally rather be reading than cooking!
Thanks for having me here. Come by my blog and visit with me sometime.
Dorothy, it's been a pleasure to have you here at Kittling: Books as my guest! I love the photo of your blogging desk-- the soft gleam of the wood, the flowers in shadow, and the fabulous view of all those trees through the window! And of course you're right-- curling up with a good book next to the fire is one of life's greatest pleasures. (Especially when you have reading buddies like Miss Wilma and Huey P. Long!) Thank you so much for allowing us this peek into your home and your creative spaces!
Don't forget to stop by next Wednesday when I'll be featuring yet another book blogger from our worldwide community!