Slightly Peckish Tuesday

29 May, 2012

rolls around again. Check out some crab action in Colombo at Umamimart:Slightly Peckish!

In bookish news, the CWA Ellis Peters Historical Dagger shortlist has been announced so do go and have a gander. You know how we have a lot of love for historical crime at chasing bawa. I haven’t read any of the shortlisted titles although I love Philip Kerr’s Berlin Noir trilogy and do have S.J. Parris’ Heresy on my shelves (it does feature Giordano Bruno!) Have you read them? And what do you think of the list?

Do also check out Savidge Reads’ post on the Fiction Uncovered 2012 list for books that may have slipped below the radar. I haven’t heard of any of the titles but am curious about This is Life by Dan Rhodes (I have yet to read any of his novels although he’s been knocking in my mind) and When Nights Were Cold by Susanna Jones.

So it’s the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee this weekend and I’m off to Scotland to celebrate some milestone birthdays in a cottage somewhere in Gleneagles. I’ll be happy as long as it doesn’t rain! Since it’s a long journey, I’m going to take a couple of books with me (although I’m not sure I’ll get any reading done as I ain’t travelling solo) and have been thinking hard about what books to take while my friends have been worrying about what food provisions we’ll need. Priorities, I say. Don’t you find that as soon as you think holiday, you want to cast aside your daily list of books and go for something a little special?

And check out Badaude‘s lovely Londoners scarf at the Tate Shop. I haven’t bought any Jubilee goods yet although I have my eye on several choice items. Have you?

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