First, how are you doing? Politics, work, Covid, fires, too many tropical storms. I know it's all becoming too much for some of us. I also know you're doing the best you can. We all are. We're not superhuman, no matter how much we try.We may only bring it up on Thursdays, but I think about you throughout the week. That means all of you who normally respond here, and also those who only occasionally comment. Take care of yourself. Let us know how you're doing.
I'm a little nervous. I'm moderating a panel for an online event tomorrow for thousands of librarians. I hope everything goes well on my end - in other words, that I can keep us on time, and that all the technology works. That's really my job. Keeping my fingers crossed.
In the meantime, I'm back to reading a book I didn't have time for earlier. Hopefully, I can actually finish Ann Cleeves' latest Vera Stanhope mystery, The Darkest Evening. Vera gets lost in a snowstorm, but, before she can get her bearings, she comes across a stranded car with a baby in the backseat. The front door is open, and the driver is missing. When she finds her way to a cousin's house, she calls around, looking for a parent. But, just as she thinks she's identified the mother, a neighboring farmer reports he found a body in the snow, a woman who had been hit on the head and killed. Vera delights in a good murder investigation.
And, you? What are you reading this week? Is there something that's keeping you distracted so you don't have to think about the state of the world?