Six Degrees of Separation: from The Dry to The Gift of Rain

I have been rather quiet on the blogging front recently. But if there is one thing to put some oomph back in to those creative writing juices, it is the monthly Six Degrees meme, hosted by Kate over at BooksAreMyFavouriteAndBest. For extra Six Degrees enjoyment, check out my playlist to link with this month’s titles over on my Leaping Tracks blog.

This month we start with The Dry by Jane Harper, which is about the seemingly random murder of a family during an Australian drought. I don’t read much crime fiction these days. But there are tons of positive reviews for this one, including by highly respected crime writers and fellow bloggers. Perhaps I should give it a go some time.

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Flying Treasure

The Goldfinch 1654, Carel Fabritius (1622-1654) Currently on loan from the Royal Picture Gallery Mauritshuis to the Scottish National Gallery

The Goldfinch 1654, Carel Fabritius (1622-1654)
Currently on loan from the Royal Picture Gallery Mauritshuis
to the Scottish National Gallery

Oh, be still my beating heart!  I have found a new desert-island painting.

We are so very lucky in Edinburgh to have a short (six-week) opportunity to spend time with Carel Fabritius’ masterpiece, The Goldfinch.  Hub and I popped in to see it yesterday morning and it took our breath away.

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