We are beginning to get our heads set for taking off in the Motorhome. It is approaching that time of year. I kept a haircut appointment this morning and afterwards we were discussing my next one when it occurred to both of us that it would be way too soon to get another before we take off.
It is a rainy morning so it will most likely be an inside day. That will turn thoughts in a southerly direction faster than any other thing as well.
Butch and I have been listening to "The Potato Factory" by Bryce Courtney on audio in the car. We finished it on a ride home from 209 Main, the new restaurant in Paton Iowa. So our next book will be the sequel, "Tommo and Hawk". We are anxious to get to it because we enjoyed the first one very much. There is nothing like a good listening book to inspire you to get on the road.
Here is what 'The Potato Factory ' is about:
"Always leave a little salt on the bread...
Ikey Solomon's favorite saying is also his way of doing business, and in the business of thieving he's very successful indeed. Ikey's partner in crime is his mistress, the forthright Mary Abacus, until misfortune befalls them. They are parted and each must make the harsh journey from thriving nineteenth century London to the convict settlement of Van Diemen's Land.
In the backstreets and dives of Hobart Town, Mary learns the art of brewing and builds The Potato Factory, where she plans a new future. But her ambitions are threatened by Ikey's wife, Hannah, her old enemy. The two women raise their separate families, one legitimate and the other bastard. As each woman sets out to destroy the other, the families are brought to the edge of disaster."
And our next adventure is the sequel " Tommo and Hawk":
"Brutally kidnapped and separated in childhood, Tommo and Hawk are reunited at the age of 15 in Hobart Town. Together, they escape their troubled pasts and set off on a journey into manhood. From whale hunting in the Pacific to the Maori wars of New Zealand, from the Rocks in Sydney to the miners' riots at the goldfields, Tommo and Hawk must learn each other's strengths and weaknesses in order to survive.
Along the way, Hawk meets the outrageous Maggie Pye, who brings love and laughter into his life. But the demons of Tommo's past return to haunt the brothers. With Tommo at his side, Hawk takes on a fight against all odds to save what they cherish most. In the final confrontation between good and evil, three magpie feathers become the symbol of Tommo and Hawk's rite of passage."
I am an www.audible.com member and it is one of our entertainment indulgences. I like it because you can be a member for only a month if you so desire. So I usually rack up a few books I wish to listen to and then suspend our membership until we get low on books again. If you start listening to a book you do not like, you can return it with no questions asked. You never lose your books once you purchase them. They are always available to you. I am sure I have more than 60 in our audio library.