Monday, February 9, 2009

Back at the Beach

So far it's been a horrible winter. One cold after another led to a bout with pleurisy. For those not familiar with it here is the definition from Wikipedia.

"Pleurisy, also known as pleuritis, is an inflammation of the pleura,[1] the lining of the pleural cavity surrounding the lungs. Pleurisy has a variety of infectious and non-infectious causes. Pleurisy can cause extremely painful respiration (also called pleuritic chest pain) and other signs and symptoms ..."

That's putting it mildly. Every breath was agony and a cough was something to be feared and avoided at all costs. Try not to get pleurisy, it's hell.

But all is well now and I'm back at Camp Swampy South. I've replaced my cityscape with my beach view. And it is glorious here. With sun and temperatures in the fifties what more can you ask for. I have lots of writing to catch up on and many books to review.

I've signed up for Barnes and Noble's First Look book club. Last month we read A FORTUNATE AGE by Joanna Smith Rakoff. I was less than impressed. My review will be published by Ezine shortly. You'll see it in my Ezine widget on the right and on my Twitter alerts.

This month we're reading SAG HARBOR by Colson Whitehead. I'm about to start it now and will tell you all about it.