One problem (of the many) of growing old is that your favorite authors up and die on you leaving you without new reading material. Dorothy Eden, Margaret Mitchell, Victoria Hold, Louisa Mae Alcott all moved to the after library. Of course you can re-read their books, but when you can recite the opening lines - "scarlet O'Hara wasn't beautiful", "Christmas does seem like Christmas without any presents" - well it's time to expand the horizons.
Caught an interview on NPR today with Linda Fairstein, whom I wasn't familiar with. I'm not normally a mystery fan - historical novels are my cup of tea but I do like Patricia Cornwell. I've read some other books featuring women sleuths in the past and Fairstein's main character, D.A. Alexandra Cooper sounded like a lady I'd like to get to know better.
So, after a round at the gym (yes I really am back on the treadmill again) I stopped by Half Price Books to see if I could make her acquaintance. Picked up 3 books and we have a date coffee date tomorrow night after work. I'll let you know if this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.