No New Arrivals.
The weather here had been cold and clear, but a storm came in Wednesday and it turned from sprinkles to snow by Thursday and kept snowing straight through the weekend.
No, it’s not the amount of snow the Midwest or East has had, but for Portland this is a Big Storm, biggest since the mid-1990s.
Our street is quite steep (and they do not plow it), so we were snowed in from Thursday midday on. Nothing comes up the hill, no mail, UPS/FedEx, trash pickup. Even with all wheel drive we couldn’t get up or down, and we don’t have chains. For a once or maybe twice a year event we haven’t bought them. Then came freezing rain Saturday night – Sunday morning, putting a quarter inch of ice over everything, and more freezing rain Sunday night. So even if I’d had books on order, they wouldn’t have gotten here.
I’ve started a couple of new things and then Constellation, Vol. 1 by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller, authors of several novels placed in their Liaden Universe ®, came from the library. It’s a short story collection highly praised by Carl Vincent over at Stainless Steel Droppings HERE. So I’m reading that between watching the Winter Olympics, taking a few snow pictures, filling the bird feeders and watching skiers and snowboarders go past the house on their way down the hill (before it iced up). Really!
What new did you get, what have you been reading?