Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Time stood still...


...while I finished a P.D.James

He had then learned that the ability to make a great deal of money in a particular way is a talent highly advantageous to its possessor and possibly beneficial to others, but implies no virtue, wisdom or intelligence beyond expertise in a lucrative field.
- page 428

A blog reader asked me what the point of this second picture was. Well, after having read a book like this I feel as if I've solved the entire murder mystery all on my own. Such tension, sleepless nights and jumpiness at small sounds I tell you! I barely ate until it was over. And then to celebrate that the murderer had been caught and Dalgliesh had proposed to Emma : ) I feasted on hearty homemade bread, butter and jam.



9 comments:

Once Upon A Tea Time said...

I haven't read this PD James yet but after hearing that Adam Dalgliesh (object of huge crush) has proposed, I shall read it as soon as I can get my hands on it. Totally understand the second picture.

pRiyA said...

It was such a beautifully worded proposal Priya :)

RustyNeurons said...

I loved the little potted plant you have in the pictures!! It is SOOOOO beautiful! Almost like a favourite, personal belonging! (like a favourite ring)
The leaves are simply lovely.
What plant is this? and, can I ever get something like this in a nursery?

pRiyA said...

Of course you can Rusty. They are African Violets.
One more pic here:
http://bigfatbrekkie.blogspot.in/2012/02/two-teas-today.html

Gwen Buchanan said...

A just and delicious reward.. This book sounds fascinating.. worth reading.. Your life feels very pleasant.

Perfect Witch said...

Is PD James good? Having been fed on a diet of M/s Christie, Sayers, and Stout, I feel hesitant about other mystery authors. So, tell me!

pRiyA said...

@ Gwen: Thank you. I've worked hard to make my life a pleasant journey :)

@ Witch: Really worth it. Pick up one and I guarantee you'll get hooked. What I like are the different layers and facets to each story. The keen psychological analysis of the characters, the descriptions and the excellent use of language.
Tell me once you've tried it :)

Tororo said...

A perfect way for celebrating a good reading. I hope you have many more good books piled in your to-read stack?

pRiyA said...

Well yes Tororo, there is a book by Chimamanda Adiche and one by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the former will be a first time read and the latter is a favourite author :)