Day 186: Almond Biscuits of Cordes

Remember my lists from the other day? I am happy to tell you that despite no knitting, no list or blog updating, no opening of between five and ten letters a day and no further decision making about the PhD, I did finish a book. Whoo hoo. Eleven down in six months, eighty-nine to go in the next six. I wonder if it is physically possible. I feel a challenge building itself in my annoying and fever-addled brain. Maybe if I can just focus on skinny ones rather than, as I am, Don Quixote, David Copperfield and War and Peace.

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The completed novel was Mons Kallentoft's Midwinter Sacrifice, the first in the series starring the flawed 'Nordic Noir heroine', Malin Fors, crime thrillers set in the Swedish town of Linköping (pronounced Lin-shopping). It always sounds quite laborious to solve murders in the coldest, darkest reaches of northern winters. The novel was a little unusual in its genre because it employed the trope of having, effectively, a voice-over from the deceased. It was ambiguous, never a deus ex machina, but slightly unnerving and seemingly out of place. I read my version on the kindle and I am not sure if the sudden changes of focus were more obvious in the text version, but I was thrown often by the displacement from one scene to another with not even a paragraph space. I read this one because I accidently bought the second in the series. I'm glad the second book isn't a waste. I'm more than happy to read the angst ridden and slightly odd investigative exploits of Malin for at least another book. And then we'll see how we go from there.

The Outfit
Singlet (under): Target
Singlet (top): Op-shopped in Europe a million years ago
Jacket: Op-shopped
Pants: K-Mart
Shoes: Urban Soul

Photographer de Jour: Moi

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  1. WOW! What another stunning Photo of you List Addict. Superb.

  2. Love the hair, the jacket and you paint your toes in winter!? That's going above and beyond.

    1. They're the only thing I paint because chipping polish annoys me when I can see it. The bad thing is I just keep painting them. The front of my toe nails have at least eight layers on them!

    2. That's a great idea, I might try that.

  3. Love this and would love for you to share at my fashion link up that goes live at 8 am tomorrow

  4. Those shoes are freakin awesome! Thanks for linking up last week for Favorite Fashion Friday. Hope to see you back tomorrow!
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