OOTD 20150427

I’ve been reading.  A lot.  It’s a great way to escape.  I love murder mysteries.  For the most part, they get resolved at the end of the book.  Nice, neat, resolved, known.  OVER.  Murder mysteries are usually VERY satisfying.

Even better – finding a NEW AUTHOR!!!!  This author has been about for years – won awards, published many books.  But Ann Cleeves is new to me.  I’ve been reading her Shetland series.  And it gets EVEN BETTER.  Besides a new author who writes great stories and has many books I’ve not yet read…..  I’m learning new words!!!  I have had to look up soooooo many words. The Shetland series is set in Shetland, Scotland.  Other than Shetland ponies I’d never heard of Shetland and its isles.  Most of the words I’ve had to look up are Scottish-isms.  But there have been one or two I’ve checked to make sure I knew both the connotation and denotation.  There are many more than I list here, but these were among the first to spark my curiosity and excitement:  pelagic, maroon, peerie, soothmoother, broch, kirk.  I know that there were more – foods and birds and customs (Up Helly Aa).

I’ve only read 2 of the 4 Shetland seasons.  🙂  Still 2 seasons to go!

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There's not much to say about me. I discovered SecondLife by accident, wandered in, and decided I wanted to stay. This blog was a chronicle of my adventures and misadventures in SL. It also includes stray thoughts that occur to me as a result of my time in SL. Both I and my avatar are female. We both love water and the beach and gardening and parties and hanging out with friends. Updating this after quite some time. I haven't appeared in SL in many many months (probably over a year by now) but SL has remained in my thoughts. I do miss my SL, but at least I still have contact with some of my friends from there. In the meantime.... this blog has evolved to be about my RL adventures. :) Nowhere near as risque as my SL but I do keep busy. I still like all the things listed above. I didn't have any cats in SL (only ducks and a panda) so my cats feel that they should play starring roles in my posts. :) I didn't do much eating IN SL although certainly food and drink accompanied me in RL while I roamed inworld. Cooking and baking have become more fun and interesting once I redid my kitchen. That renovation took longer and cost more than if I'd done it virtually, but I'm thrilled to have a tangible new kitchen! I hope you like food and drink as well! Thanks for reading!

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