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“Sumer is icumen in, Lhude sing cuccu.”

Oh, those Middle English song-makers! That’s just how I feel: Summer is a-coming in, and singing “Cuckoo” sounds like a good idea to me. Instead, I’m going to sidestep the drama of news for a bit and add some seriously un-serious reading to my daily schedule and night-table. How about you?

Is there anything you’re reading that is lifting your spirits these days? Please share it with us. Some of us are feeling in somewhat desperate need of diversion.  Personally, a good British mystery often does it for me. Or any new book by Donna Leon or old one by Reginald Hill or Agatha.

This is an impressively literate group. Please recommend here!

Just finished Donna Leon’s FALLING IN LOVE. Each one of her novels seems better than the last!

I am in the beginning of Ann Cleeves’ “The Crow Trap.” A nice fat mystery for lazy days of summer. But I set it aside when I grabbed a copy of “Nutshell” by Ian McEwan at my library. Can’t put it down…for now.

Hello! Political groupies…

A newly published book entitled “Al Franken, Giant of The Senate” will not only tickle your “funny Bone,” but make you think, as well. Al Franken was signing books at Barnes & Noble in NYC and my husband and I were lucky to get him to sign a copy for us. We were also able to let him know we are writing a song for him. His next campaign is in 2020 so we have a way to go. This is one savvy guy. A Harvard grad who made a name for himself on Saturday Night Live, and is now a Senator from Minnesota and already being talked about running for President. Hope you all get his book, and enjoy!

The Wolves at the Door : The True Story of America’s Greatest Female Spy by Judith Pearson. A fascinating read about Virginia Hall’s undercover activities for the British Intelligence during WWII in France.