2019 is the year of the bugs. Oh, we're still dealing with the grain bugs from last year. And there are always the spiders and crickets and cockroaches. And ticks and mosquitoes. It's all part of living in the woods. But this year has been bad. The oak mites are particularly rampant and rabid this year. Then Kira got fleas. (We're knocking them back, but it's an ongoing thing.) And Tuesday, unbeknownst to me, the bags of corn I bought and hauled in the back seat of my car, were infested with maize weevils. To the point where you could actually hear them inside the bags - crawling, scratching, chewing... :shudder: Lucky for us, Hubs noticed before he loaded them into our attached garage, so they never made it inside the house. I carted them back to the feed store and got some non-infested bags of corn. Then we unloaded the car and proceeded to deep clean in there. Dozens of weevils, crawling all over everything. I even had them on the ceiling of the car - one dropped onto my shoulder and crawled toward my cleavage while I was driving home from exchanging the infested feed. Gross. I'll be so happy when cold weather arrives and knocks the damn bugs back a bit. All I can say is thank goodness weevils don't bite. That would suck. Literally.
Scrolling down the BookGorilla newsletter last night looking for free new books to read when I passed a cover that looked extremely familiar. I scrolled back, certain I couldn't have seen what I saw. Yep, there it was - Accidental Death in the BookGorilla newsletter. I didn't do it. I can't afford an ad in BG. And since I didn't do it, it was listed at full price - $2.99. It's pretty far down in the newsletter and I didn't see any sales as far as I could tell, but hey, it was a pleasant surprise. Who knew BG did stuff like that. Gee.
I woke up late this morning, which is to say, around 5 instead of around 4. (Or in the case of yesterday, around 3.)
I had some time before a doctor's appointment yesterday, so I stopped at one of the local thrift stores. Before this year, I thought they only carried clothing, but on a whim, I went in and looked around. Way in the back, they have tons of books. So, anyway, yesterday their stock was a little thin, but I still managed to pick up 6 paperbacks and 3 hardcovers. All for $2. Nothing really groundbreaking in there, and I've already DNFd one, but I'm happy with the haul.
Around here, the thrift stores get a little lean in the summer, what with all the tourists and summer people picking through everything. But it rights itself in September when everyone starts cleaning out. I really hope someone out there donates a lot of old crime novels.
A friend who knows I circle the thrift stores looking for books put in two requests. So now I have a sticky note in my purse with two titles to look for - a Nelson DeMille title and something by Eric Larsen.
I went to school with a guy named Eric Larsen. Probably not the same guy.
Okay, that's enough out of me for now. What kinds of things are you throwing into the this n that today?