My quest for a life outside work continues.
The other night at Barnes & Noble I picked up one of their activity flyers as per my wont, but this may have been the first time I’ve really looked at what they had on the schedule.
At the end of February–last Monday of the month, to be precise–their mystery discussion group will be taking a look at Peter Tremayne’s first Sister Fidelma mystery, Absolution by Murder. Sister Fidelma is a sixth-century Irish nun, and Absolution by Murder has her investigating a murder at the Synod of Whitby, a religious convocation where the differences between the Celtic Church and the Roman Church were hammered out.
Why, I’ve read that! It was a few years ago, before I moved to North Carolina. I’d picked up a collection of the Sister Fidelma short stories–Hemlock at Vespers–at a bargain bookstore in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and after reading a few decided to try one of the novels. The book is in the attic, I think–I don’t recall unpacking it after the move.
So, last Monday in February. Looks like something non-work-related on the social calendar. Who knows, I may meet people.
Also this week I’ve seen an advertisement in the local free weekly for a bar I would like to try–Horniblow’s Tavern. What’s the appeal? Actually, it was the square-rigged ship in their ad and the way “Horniblow” sounds suspiciously like Horatio Hornblower. A quick look at MapQuest, and it’s only about three miles from my house. Maybe next week sometime.