Blog friends. I think, that unless you are a blogger, you can’t really understand the concept of blog friends. These are people that I’ve never met, yet sometimes I feel that I know more about them then my so-called real friends. I know that I want to go eat breakfast with Larry, and I know what kind of biscuits Thor likes, and I know how Joanne spent her weekend. I could go on and on. And please don’t feel slighted if I didn’t mention you. There’s lots of you and I love you all.
One of my blogger friends is Jain from Food For Thought. I have Jain’s irises in my back yard and her meyer lemons preserving in my fridge, but I’ve never met her. I’ve tried to participate in FFT, but alas, I am a big talker, but not a big walker. I’ve failed miserably. So, when Jain mentioned the Holiday Edition, of FFT with holiday books, I promised Jain and myself that I would participate.
I went out to Amazon and specifically bought The Mischief of the Mistletoe: A Pink Carnation Christmasby Lauren Willig just for this event. I totally fell in love with the cover. And then in typical me fashion, I only started it yesterday. But, wow! I love it.
It is just what I am in the mood for right now. This book takes place during the Regency Period (1803) in England. It begins with Arabella Dempsey taking a teaching position, even though her dear friend Jane Austen warns her not to.
I would rather be a teacher at a school (and I can think of nothing worse) than marry a man I did not like. --Jane Austen, The Watsons
And unfortunately that’s about as far into the book as I am. But I love it. I can’t wait to read about her teaching at the girls school. And the mystery has already begun with a cryptic message “Meet me at Farley Castle, tomorrow afternoon. Most urgent” found inside the wrapper of a Christmas pudding.
Apparently, this book is part of a series called the Pink Carnation series. I can tell you that I plan to read them all.
And in my lazy, lazy way. I’ve photographed my go-to Christmas peppermint biscotti in front of the book. Sigh. Jain, one day, I will do this right, I promise.
This will be my entry for Food For Thought!
And for Foodie Friday at Designs by Gollum!